A new mixed-use residential and commercial development set for the intersection of Hester's Crossing Road and Rawhide Drive could bring up to 276 residential units to the La Frontera area in Round Rock.

City officials approved a rezoning request Dec. 1 to allow the property, which was zoned solely for commercial use, to have residential structures built on it. Once constructed, the structure will include commercial spaces at the ground level and an attached parking structure. A portion of the site located in the flood plain will remain undeveloped, Round Rock Planning and Development Services Department Director Brad Wiseman said during the meeting.

City documents state that the development will have a maximum building height of five stories with two additional stories of parking located below ground level under the parking structure. In compliance with the MF-3 zoning district code, at least 25% of all dwelling units will have balconies, and the structure as a whole will include internal stairways and landscaping features.

The proposal previously received unanimous approval from the Planning and Zoning Commission during its Nov. 2 meeting, where two speakers shared their concerns about flooding, traffic, the building's size and general compatibility of the development with the adjacent neighborhood.