Round Rock officials approve zoning change for Bell Yard rental community

A planned unit development intended to be occupied entirely by rental units was unanimously approved for rezoning by Round Rock City Council on July 22. (Courtesy city of Round Rock)
A planned unit development intended to be occupied entirely by rental units was unanimously approved for rezoning by Round Rock City Council on July 22. (Courtesy city of Round Rock)

A planned unit development intended to be occupied entirely by rental units was unanimously approved for rezoning by Round Rock City Council on July 22. (Courtesy city of Round Rock)

A planned unit development, or PUD, intended to be occupied entirely by rental units known as Bell Yard was unanimously approved for rezoning by Round Rock City Council on July 22.

The 18.92-acre property just north of Old Settlers Boulevard is being developed by Austin-headquartered company Aspen Heights.

A maximum of 210 dwelling units will be allowed on the property, made up of single-family attached and detached town homes. Up to 70% of the units may be attached, with each unit having a private yard. The maximum allotment of town homes per acre is 12 units.

Amanda Brown, representing Aspen Heights at the council meeting, said the development is intended to allow for "missing middle" residential development in a "highly amenitized residential community."

"We've committed to doing eight different amenities, like pools, sports courts, playgrounds, things like that," Brown said.


Previous to its rezoning, the property was a mix of OF-2 mid-rise office, MF-1 multifamily low-density, OF-1 general office and C-1 general commercial.

The community will not have a homeowners association, Brown said. Instead, the community will be managed by professional property management, similar to the way apartment buildings and other multifamily units are.

Annexed in 2019, the property on which Bell Yard will be built is owned by the Quick family. It is adjacent to the Quick Ranch development.
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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