“This residential request conflicts with the industrial designation,” Round Rock Director of Development Brad Wiseman said prior to the vote. “Staff does not support the rezoning due to the land-use conflict. It has nothing to do specifically with this project. The project itself is a really nice proposal, and the developers have been great to work with.”
Council Members Rene Flores and Hilda Montgomery voted against the rezoning request.
“I expressed some concerns yesterday about the potential for noise and inconvenience but really for the people who will purchasing this product,” Flores said. “They are surrounded by industrial in three parts.”
Council Member Matt Baker, who ultimately voted in favor of the rezoning, said he had been contacted by several residents from nearby Hidden Glen neighborhood expressing concerns with the proposal.
“Something’s going to get developed here,” Baker said. “It’s just a matter of what fits.”
One resident of Hidden Glen spoke Nov. 26 expressing concerns with other nearby developments and the impact on safety in the area with increased construction activity.
On Oct. 2, the city’s planning and zoning commission voted 7-2 to recommend approval of the rezoning.