Round Rock City Council will hear the first reading of an ordinance to rezone the 40.73 acres belonging to the owners of Camp Doublecreek at its May 13 meeting.
Community Impact Newspaper previously reported that the zoning change would turn the camp's property into a planned unit development for single-family detached and attached residences.
Currently, the majority of the camp’s property is zoned C-1 for general commercial with part of it zoned SF-2 for single-family standard lot. The C-1 status would allow for businesses such as office space, a warehouse and car washes. During the May 11 packet meeting, Planning and Development Director Brad Wiseman said he did not think the market would support many of the possible businesses that could fit in the space.
The proposed single-family condo project would address the “missing middle,” or the lack of homes that are not traditional single family and apartments, he said. The project would include around 300 homes with a maximum height of two and a half stories and will include garage doors and neighborhood trees.
In order to provide a good transportation network in and out of the lot, Wiseman said the city has asked the developer, David Weekley Homes, to make a public connection to Valerian Trail and Ray Berglund Boulevard. Depending on how the area redevelops, it is a possibility that Joyce Lane could also be extended and connected to the roads.
“The more connections we have, it's going to spread that traffic out,” Wiseman said. “In the long term [it would] be better for everybody, in the short term, certainly there’s valid concerns there about increasing traffic on a road that someone’s lived on for decades.”
The construction entrance will be required to be on Double Creek Drive, not on Ray Berglund, he said.
David Weekley Homes will be required to create a dog park and community open spaces as well as three additional amenities, which could include sports courts, a swimming pool and picnic areas, he said.
The public hearing and council consideration for the first reading will take place May 13.