Round Rock officials gave approval for a rezoning request that will see a 6.35-acre tract of undeveloped property in east downtown Round Rock become a 60-unit townhouse development.

The proposal presented to Round Rock City Council on Sept. 22 states that the parcel is designated for residential use under the city’s future land-use map. Prior to receiving unanimous council approval to rezone the property as a planned unit development, it was a combination of C-1 commercial and SF-2 single-family standard lot.

In addition to height and density requirements set out in the PUD zoning, the development will meet those included in the townhouse district zoning, such as density, design and site features. These townhomes in particular will have a maximum height of 2.5 stories and alley access to garages, and 13 large trees located on the property will be preserved.

The rezoning request was approved 9-0 by the Planning and Zoning Commission in August. At the time, three speakers shared concerns about the development's impact on the neighborhood, appropriateness and traffic concerns.