Austin Oaks zoning case heads back to City Council in February

The Austin Oaks PUD proposal, which involved the redevelopment of an office park near Spicewood Springs Road and MoPac, received a second at the Austin City Council's May 23 meeting.

The Austin Oaks PUD proposal, which involved the redevelopment of an office park near Spicewood Springs Road and MoPac, received a second at the Austin City Council's May 23 meeting.

Updated Jan. 23, 1:25 p.m.

Newly elected District 10 Council Member Alison Alter posted a message to the Austin City Council message board about her intention to make a motion at the Feb. 2 council meeting to postpone the second reading of the Austin Oaks planned unit development zoning case to Feb. 16.

"The applicant is in agreement about the postponement to give my office additional time to work with stakeholders, including the applicant, to ensure the best outcome. I'd appreciate your support for this postponement," Alter wrote in the post.

Posted Jan. 23, 6 a.m.

What we reported


Developer Spire Realty is proposing to redevelop the 445,032-square-foot Austin Oaks office park located at the southwest corner of Spicewood Springs Road and MoPac. The developer is proposing to build 865,000 square feet for office use, 12,800 square feet of restaurant space and 90,000 square feet of new hotel space. The new development would also include 250 apartment units, with 10 percent reserved for those with household incomes of 60 percent of the area’s median family income. Half of that 10 percent would be available for Austin ISD staffers. About 11 acres of the site would be reserved for green space.

The latest


On Dec. 15, Austin City Council approved on first reading the Austin Oaks PUD case, based on the zoning and platting commission’s supportive recommendation in November.

What’s next


City Council is scheduled to hear the proposed PUD on second reading at its Feb. 2 meeting and could make any amendments to the zoning commission’s recommendations. The date for the third reading and final approval will be determined at the Feb. 2 meeting.

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By Amy Denney

Managing Editor, Austin metro

Amy has worked for Community Impact Newspaper since September 2010, serving as reporter and senior editor for the Northwest Austin edition as well as covering transportation in the Austin metro. She is now managing editor for the 10 publications in the Central Texas area from Georgetown to New Braunfels. She enjoys spending time with her husband, son and two cats.