Leander gives initial nod to townhomes near Rouse High School, Wiley Middle School

The gated community, called the Enclave at Stewart Crossing is planned to include single-family townhomes and will include detached and attached residences along with community courtyard parks.

The gated community, called the Enclave at Stewart Crossing is planned to include single-family townhomes and will include detached and attached residences along with community courtyard parks.

Leander City Council gave initial approval to a concept plan, preliminary plat and planned unit development zoning for approximately 20.7 acres located southwest of the intersection of Woodview Drive and Raider Way in Leander during a Thursday night meeting.

The single-family residential condominium development, called the Enclave at Stewart Crossing, is located near Rouse High School and Wiley Middle School. The gated community is planned to include single-family townhomes, according to city documents. The townhomes will include detached and attached residences along with community courtyard parks, developer Todd Madden said.

“There’s a lot of things to work through as we were moving forward on this, and we think we came up with a really good project,” he said.

Madden said the developer wanted to provide continuous parkland throughout the site and clusters of trees to be focused in open spaces to promote higher community engagement. He said the goals for the development included providing a transition between the existing multifamily apartments to the nearby single-family neighborhood, preserving natural features of the land and promoting walkability.

Leander’s Planning and Zoning Commission approved the developer’s request during a Sept. 14 meeting without staff’s recommendation for a roadway connection to the west, though P&Z did add a 5-foot concrete pedestrian path to the plan. City Council gave the first round of approval to the developer’s plan during Thursday night's meeting, though the rezoning will come back before council at a future meeting for a final vote.
By Caitlin Perrone
Caitlin covers Cedar Park and Leander city councils and reports on education, transportation, government and business news. She is an alumnus of The University of Texas at Austin. Most recently, Caitlin produced a large-scale investigative project with The Dallas Morning News and led education coverage in the Brazos Valley at The Bryan-College Station Eagle. After interning with Community Impact Newspaper for two summers, she joined the staff as a reporter in 2015.


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