The Round Rock City Council unanimously approved the annexation of about 30 acres to Municipal Utility District No. 2, located off of East Old Settlers Boulevard, at its Aug. 26 meeting.

This is not an annexation of new property into the city limits. According to city documents, the property is zoned as multifamily and low density, and Meritage intends to develop it as townhomes in accordance with that zoning district. The property is being developed jointly between developers Meritage Homes and Tri Pointe Homes.

With this annexation, the total acreage of the property, which will be developed as a community of townhomes, is approximately 204.2 acres. What will be known as Homestead at Settlers Park abuts the park, and residents will also have access through the in-progress Kenney Fort Boulevard, according to Brad Wiseman, Round Rock planning and development director.

Wiseman said the additional 30 acres were not included in the original proposal for the MUD because the property owners were under contract with another purchaser that fell through. Meritage Homes is currently under contract to purchase the property. Homes in the MUD begin at $376,990, according to the developer’s website, and offer amenities such as a swimming pool, a splash pad, a pavilion, a playground, trails and 20 acres of parkland.