Kenney Fort planned unit development receives final rezoning approval from Round Rock City Council

Final approval for a 110.54-acre planned unit development to be located across Kenney Fort Blvd. from Kalahari Resorts Texas was given by the Round Rock City Council Sept. 23. (Brooke Sjoberg/Community Impact Newspaper)
Final approval for a 110.54-acre planned unit development to be located across Kenney Fort Blvd. from Kalahari Resorts Texas was given by the Round Rock City Council Sept. 23. (Brooke Sjoberg/Community Impact Newspaper)

Final approval for a 110.54-acre planned unit development to be located across Kenney Fort Blvd. from Kalahari Resorts Texas was given by the Round Rock City Council Sept. 23. (Brooke Sjoberg/Community Impact Newspaper)

Final approval for a 110.54-acre planned unit development to be located across Kenney Fort Boulevard from Kalahari Resort was given by the Round Rock City Council Sept. 23.

The proposed rezoning of the property from mixed use to a PUD was first brought to the council by recommendation of the Round Rock Planning and Zoning Commission in June. Following a process of hearings and two readings, the rezoning was approved as part of the council's consent agenda.

Previously, Community Impact Newspaper reported that Brad Wiseman, Round Rock director of planning and development, said at the Aug. 10 packet briefing that the property had been considered by UPS for a facility and that the 2030 comprehensive plan allowed for the area to be rezoned to a PUD.

Between 20% and 60% of the acreage will be used for urban-style multifamily housing. Up to 30% will be used for mixed residential, and between 20% and 40% will be used for single-family and townhouse options, according to the project plan. It is not yet clear how many individual units of housing would be available with these bounds in place.

The property does not have access to Palm Valley Boulevard due to proximity to the Union Pacific rail line nearby, according to Wiseman. There will also be four types of private roadways with a public roadway running in a loop through the development.


According to the concept plan, a new land use has been established for the development called the Maker Space. These are buildings with areas used for small-scale artisan manufacturing or fabrication as well as office space.
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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