North Mays extension project moves forward; Round Rock considers high-density apartment complex

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Projects related to transportation, parks and housing in Round Rock are moving forward after City Council’s regular meeting Oct. 11.

City approves agreement with Williamson County for North Mays Extension Project

An agreement with Williamson County was approved Thursday evening allowing the extension of North Mays Street to move forward.

The project will construct a four-lane road from North Mays Street near Paloma Drive to Oakmont Drive, near Ikea.

Gary Hudder, director of transportation for the city, said the project is slated to go to bid in November and is expected to cost roughly $3.4 million. Construction is projected to take 14 months.

Council considers zoning changes to allow high-density apartment complex on South Mays Street

Council approved the first reading of a zoning change to allow for the construction of a high-density multifamily apartment complex on a 2.75-acre piece of land at the northwest intersection of South Mays Street and Mays Crossing Drive.

The property, which is next to the Big Lots shopping center, has been undeveloped for more than 20 years. The proposed development would include a structured parking garage with the apartments constructed around the garage. Brad Wiseman, director of planning and development for the city, said the proposed development would be similar to La Frontera Square and would likely be a $25 million to $45 million investment on the part of the developer.

Council will vote on a second reading of the zoning change at its next regular meeting Oct. 25.

Shade structure to be installed at Clay Madsen Recreation Center tennis courts

Council approved a $322,916 agreement with Shade Structure, Inc. for the purchase and installation of a fabric shade structure over the tennis courts at the Clay Madsen Recreation Center.

Rick Atkins, parks and recreation director for the city, said the structure could be useful for camps and recreational tennis at the park and would be the first of its type in Central Texas.

 

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Kirby Killough
Kirby Killough joined Community Impact after working in broadcast news. She is currently the editor for the Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto edition of Community Impact.
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