Separate zoning changes pave way for residential developments to move forward in Pflugerville

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Two separate residential developments, including one adjacent to a historic Pflugerville neighborhood, are moving forward following zoning change approvals.

At its Feb. 12 meeting, Pflugerville City Council voted to approve the first readings of zoning changes along Dessau Road, just south of West Pecan Street, and two separate parcels bisected by West Pflugerville Parkway on the westernmost edges of Pflugerville city limits.

Preliminary plans for the latter development include multifamily units, attached single-family units and detached family units, according to city documents. Those units will be spread across more than 49 combined acres of undeveloped land.

Pflugerville Planning Director Emily Barron told council that the proposed development is located inside Round Rock ISD boundaries.

The zoning change approved by council changes the zoning in the area from agriculture and development reserve to single-family mixed use and multifamily use.

Another smaller development is proposed just south of West Pecan Street at the end of Willow Street. That development will deliver 38 condominium-style dwellings, according to Mike Marsh, a spokesperson for the developers on the project.

The zoning change approved for that development changes the zoning in the area from general business to single-family use.

Several residents of the adjacent neighborhood came to voice concerns with the proposed development off Dessau. Much of the concern over the zoning change came from anxieties over traffic thoroughfares.

Several speakers asked for Willow Street to be closed off at the end of the neighborhood instead of allowing new traffic going in and out of the development to drive through Willow Street off the oft-congested West Pecan.

“Keep it Old Town. Keep it unique. Keep it separate,” Diane Anderson, a resident of the adjacent neighborhood, told council.

Marsh told council the developers had procured land to ensure the development will include an entrance and exit coming off southbound Dessau Road.

According to Barron, the development will not require two emergency vehicle entrances because it does not meet the required minimum number of dwellings.

Both zoning changes require a second reading, and final votes are scheduled for the Feb. 26 Pflugerville City Council meeting.

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Iain Oldman
Iain Oldman joined Community Impact Newspaper after spending two years in Pittsburgh, Pa., where he covered Pittsburgh City Council. He additionally worked with an investigative news organization where he reported on environmental topics and was a featured writer for Epicast Network, a Pittsburgh podcast company. Iain has now transitioned full-time into covering Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto.
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