Cottage housing, annexations, day care evaluated by Leander City Council

Leander City Council covered several housing and zoning items during a June 15 meeting:

  • Council members approved Journey Bible Fellowship’s request to amend the zoning of a 3-acre property from single family rural to a planned unit development. The PUD limits the use of the land—which falls east of the Catalina Ranch residential subdivision and is adjacent to Journey Bible Church—to a day care.



  • City Council approved the first reading of an ordinance to amend the zoning for a 20.6-acre planned unit development next to the Bryson subdivision to allow for cottage housing, local office and local commercial uses.[/caption]

    City Council approved the first reading of an ordinance to amend the zoning for a 20.6-acre planned unit development next to the Bryson subdivision to allow for cottage housing, local office and local commercial uses. The project—named the Cottages at Bryson PUD—is located on the northeast corner of Huddleston Road and US 183. The 20.6-acre property is planned to be split into about 6 acres for commercial development and about 12 acres for cottage condominiums, according to city documents.

  • The council also unanimously approved a request from Deerbrooke Land Austin LLC to amend the Deerbrooke public utility district to replace the multifamily district with a cottage housing district. The proposed residential development is located north of the Savanna Ranch residential subdivision and northeast of the intersection of CR 279 and Collaborative Way. City Council also approved the creation of a public improvement district for the property.

  • No citizens spoke at the second public hearing on the voluntary annexation of approximately 102.5 acres of land at the northeast corner of the intersection of Ronald Reagan Boulevard and FM 2243. The first reading of the annexation ordinance is scheduled for July 6, and the second and final reading is scheduled for July 20.



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