Round Rock annexes, rezones 7.5 acres near University Boulevard for commercial use

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Round Rock City Council voted April 11 to annex a 7.5-acre tract of land south of University Boulevard and east of Sunrise Road.

Referred to as University Crossing, the land was also approved for rezoning. Previously, 60% was zoned commercial, and 40% was set aside for residential development.

“It has limited residential potential due to its size,” Wiseman said.

Now, with the entire tract zoned for general commercial use, this paves the way for office space, retail and restaurants, Wiseman said. While nothing is official yet, businesses, including a Goodwill and a Firestone, are being considered at this time, he said.

Located at 651 University Blvd., the land is currently vacant and has never been developed.

Access to University Crossing will be from University Boulevard. The Teravista neighborhood is located across University Boulevard to the north.

No one spoke at either of the April 11 or Dec. 5 public hearings. However, Wiseman said his staff received one email from a Teravista resident who was opposed to the zoning change. The individual expressed concerns about more development on University Boulevard, Wiseman said.

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Taylor Jackson Buchanan
Taylor Jackson Buchanan is the editor for the Round Rock/Pflugerville/Hutto edition of Community Impact Newspaper. She has a bachelor's and master's degree from The University of Texas.
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