More than 6,000 housing units now under development in Round Rock

Round Rock Planning and Development staff shared updates on 26 residential developments totaling over 6,015 units currently in progress. (Brooke Sjoberg/Community Impact Newspaper)
Round Rock Planning and Development staff shared updates on 26 residential developments totaling over 6,015 units currently in progress. (Brooke Sjoberg/Community Impact Newspaper)

Round Rock Planning and Development staff shared updates on 26 residential developments totaling over 6,015 units currently in progress. (Brooke Sjoberg/Community Impact Newspaper)

Round Rock Planning and Development Services shared an annual update on the city’s 2030 comprehensive plan implementation with the City Council during its Nov. 18 meeting, referencing an earlier presentation that stated more than 6,000 units of housing are under development within the city limits.

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.

Single-family subdivisions

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

Single-family condominiums

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

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

Senior multifamily

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

Mixed use

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
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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