Round Rock City Council to revisit rezoning Camp Doublecreek property May 27

Round Rock City Council first heard the rezoning proposal of the Camp Doublecreek property during its May 13 meeting. (Megan Cardona/Community Impact Newspaper)
Round Rock City Council first heard the rezoning proposal of the Camp Doublecreek property during its May 13 meeting. (Megan Cardona/Community Impact Newspaper)

Round Rock City Council first heard the rezoning proposal of the Camp Doublecreek property during its May 13 meeting. (Megan Cardona/Community Impact Newspaper)

Round Rock City Council will revisit the rezoning of the Camp Doublecreek property at its May 27 meeting at 6 p.m.

The camp, located at 800 Doublecreek Drive, Round Rock, is being considered for rezoning from C-1 commercial and SF-2 residential to a planned unit development, or PUD.

Council first discussed the rezoning at the May 13 council meeting, but citizen input and a petition caused council members to hold the second reading of the rezoning until its May 27 meeting. During council’s May 25 packet meeting, the issue of right of way through the property was heavily discussed.

The development is proposed to have around 300 single-family detached and attached homes in the $400,000 range. With a possible addition of 300 families, Brad Wiseman, planning and development services director for Round Rock, addressed concerns that the additional residents would congest existing roadways.

“I think we've kind of got this vision in our head,” Wiseman said. “Have you ever seen ‘The Truman Show,’ when they're trying to stop him from leaving, all these cars come out at the same time and kind of block him in? You know, not everybody here is gonna leave at 8 a.m. and all go to Valerian Trail.”

Wiseman said the developer, David Weekly Homes, met twice with residents to discuss their concerns and see what interest there was in the development. He said through dialogue with residents, David Weekly Homes modified its possible plans to limit the placement of multifamily homes—such as duplexes, condos or townhouses—to the inner portions of the property while single-family detached homes that allow for more space and privacy would line the edge of the property.

The property is bordered by Ray Berglund Road and Double Creek Drive, but the developer would have to add any new roads for additional access.

Mayor Craig Morgan said the development of a PUD at the Camp Doubleceek property may be a sign of increased interest in multifamily developments in communities such as Round Rock. He also cited the quality of Round Rock ISD and major companies that have headquarters in the city limits.

“We have a lot of young people that are empty-nesters that want this type of product,” Morgan said. “We don't have this product, like some others around us. And I think people are now seeing it as a market in Round Rock, and they love our schools. I think it's going to just continue as we bring more companies here.”
By Brooke Sjoberg
Brooke Sjoberg is the Round Rock reporter for the Round Rock and Pflugerville/Hutto editions of Community Impact Newspaper. She worked for The Gonzales Inquirer, The Daily Texan and The Daily Dot among other publications before coming to Community Impact. Brooke is from Seguin, TX and graduated from The University of Texas at Austin in 2020. Her last name is pronounced Show-burg.


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