Urbana at Meadow Lake planning 280-home subdivision for Round Rock renters

This image depicts a kitchen with Urbana at Goodnight Ranch in South Austin. Layouts and certain amenities could be similar, developers said, to the new Round Rock project proposal. (Courtesy Urban Moment)
This image depicts a kitchen with Urbana at Goodnight Ranch in South Austin. Layouts and certain amenities could be similar, developers said, to the new Round Rock project proposal. (Courtesy Urban Moment)

This image depicts a kitchen with Urbana at Goodnight Ranch in South Austin. Layouts and certain amenities could be similar, developers said, to the new Round Rock project proposal. (Courtesy Urban Moment)

A nontraditional style of apartments could soon break ground in Round Rock. Rather than construct a multiple story complex with dozens of units per building, Urbana at Meadow Lake is designing a neighborhood comprising approximately 280 single-family homes and duplexes for rent.

On Sept. 10, Round Rock City Council cleared a rezoning request for the development, which is slated for a 47.54-acre site northwest of Old Settlers Boulevard and A.W. Grimes Boulevard.

“The Urbana project is a new project for Round Rock—something different that we don’t currently have in terms of type of housing,” said Brad Wiseman, the city’s director of planning and development.

Urban Moment, the developers behind the project, recently completed a similar concept in Austin: Urbana at Goodnight Ranch. The Austin site features a community pool, walking trails, playscape areas, a fenced pet park and other amenities.

Urban Moment President Jessica Davisson said Urbana homes are smaller than traditional single-family homes. Typical floor plans range from a one-bedroom, one-bathroom duplex at 633 square feet to a three-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bath home at 1,383 square feet.


Each home has a private backyard. Similar to traditional multifamily apartment complexes, Urbana communities include on-site management and maintenance staff.

“Essentially, our product provides the affordability, flexibility, and convenience like that of an apartment, but lives like your own home with a yard and privacy,” Davisson said in an email to Community Impact Newspaper.

By Taylor Jackson Buchanan
Taylor Buchanan joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2018 after completing a master of journalism degree from the University of Texas. She worked as the senior reporter for Community Impact's Southwest Austin edition and is now the editor for the company's flagship Round Rock/Pflugerville/Hutto edition.