Department Director Brad Wiseman said the city is on the way to achieving its goal of developing 1,000 housing units within a quarter-mile of Main Street in downtown Round Rock. The presentation shows developments, such as The Depot and 615 Pecan, will help reach this goal.
He also said recent changes to city development regulations are paving the way for some more affordable options, including accessory dwelling units such as guest homes or garage apartments.
“The amendment to the code of ordinances that the council adopted to allow attached accessory dwelling units, including a new definition and requirements for this type of unit—that goes right to affordability and helping folks stay in their homes, and getting folks that maybe wouldn’t be able to get into the community another housing option,” Wiseman said.
Wiseman said PDS staff presented an update on housing options during a previous planning and zoning commission meeting.
PDS Staff Member Caitlin Reeves said ahead of the presentation that this was the first residential development update given since 2019, due to COVID-19.
“The previous development update really revolved around commercial, light industrial, office warehouse-type uses in different pockets throughout the city,” Reeves said. “This presentation is going to focus mostly on residential development because we’ve seen such a large boom over the last year-and-a-half to two years.”
Reeves stated in her presentation that the city is working to limit two- and three-story walk-up multifamily housing to 20% of the housing stock to encourage higher density options.
In this presentation, Reeves shared updates on 26 residential developments totaling over 6,015 units currently in progress.
Homestead at East Old Settlers: 481 single-family detached units and 139 townhomes
Salerno: 1,189 single-family units
University Heights: 431 single-family units, 104 duplexes and an unknown number of multifamily units
Avery Centre East Phase 1: 335 townhomes, 339 single-family units
Chisholm Trail Condominiums-The Oaks: 133 units
Quick Farm Tract Section 1-Milestone Development: 139 units
Chester Ranch: 95 fee-simple single-family units, 62 single-family common lots
Double Creek: unknown number of units
Townhomes at Gattis: 59 units
Atlin Village Townhomes: 106 units
Ridge Rise Village: 59 units
The Depot: 82 units
Sunrise Luxury Living Townhomes: 59 units
High density multifamily
Warner Ranch Apartments: 336 units
Round Rock Multi-family: 336 units
Crossing at Palm Valley: 386 units
Round Rock Lofts: unknown number of units
Legacy Senior Residence II: 199 units
The Reserve on University: 315 senior housing units, 120 multifamily units
Larkspur at Avery Centre: 195 units for senior housing
The District: unknown number of housing units
Henna: unknown number of housing units
Kenny Fort North: unknown number of housing units
New housing types
Urbana at Meadow Lake: 247 single family attached and detached rental units
Coastal Ridge at Avery Center: 225 single family rental units
Bell Yard at Old Settlers: unknown number of rental units