Residential, commercial projects and plans in development for west Round Rock area

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Residents of west Round Rock in the area between RM 620 and Sam Bass Road are likely to see many new neighbors beginning in the coming year.

Plans are in motion to bring two residential developments in addition to a retail center to the area—all within roughly a mile of each other.

COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENT

Round Rock officials and developers are in discussions regarding a development at the intersection of Smyers Lane and RM 620 in Round Rock currently known as the Smyers Lane Retail Center.

A 22,000-square-foot Goodwill store and donation center is under construction in the development at 17300 RM 620, Round Rock. Goodwill representatives said the store is expected to open this summer.

According to early plans submitted to the city, the development would include more than 75,000 square feet of retail, office and restaurant space spread among 10 buildings.

A subdivision improvement permit, or SIP, application submitted Jan. 9 regarding the development indicates plans for more than 14,000 square feet of restaurant space and roughly 50,000 square feet of retail.

Maps attached to a site improvement permit application, which is currently under review, indicate the development could include Hat Creek Burger Co., Chick-fil-A, Wendy’s, Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen and an unidentified fast-food restaurant labeled “QSR,” or quick-service restaurant. Maps also show two retail buildings and a building labeled “Service One.” An unlabeled building is also included on the map.

According to Round Rock’s planning department, the SIP is only a plan for utility and driveway improvements for future building sites at the development. Individual building sites are not included in the permit and will need to be submitted as site development permits, or SDPs, in the future. Until an SDP is submitted, the tenants cannot be confirmed, according to the city.

The developer for the project could not confirm information about the development as of Jan.30.

A representative from Hat Creek Burger Co. said in an email the restaurant is not among the businesses opening in the development at this time.

“Hopefully we will be in the future,” the representative said.

NEW ROOFTOPS

Across Smyers Lane from the retail development, plans for a residential development are under review.

The development, currently known as The Reserve at Wyoming Springs, is proposed on an approximately 38-acre piece of property at the northwest corner of Smyers and Wyoming Springs Drive.

Two years ago a different homebuilder explored developing the same piece of property but dropped the contract, according to Brad Wiseman, director of planning and development for the city of Round Rock.

Initial plans for the development, which were proposed to City Council in April, call for the development to include 77 homes.

Almost a mile north, another residential development is under construction at the southwest intersection of Hairy Man Road and Creek Bend Boulevard.

The subdivision, known as Sauls Ranch, is being developed by MileStone Community Builders over 40 acres. MileStone representative Jared Glazar said the developer plans to include between 80 and 100 single-family homes on the property.

Glazar said completed homes should be available by the end of the year.

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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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