City Council approved rezoning requests that will allow builders to begin work on the development during a Nov. 4 meeting, but Councilmember Ann Kitchen added an amendment that will require from city staff to address the substandard Brandt Road.
The development is planned in a currently wooded area at 2117 Brandt Road, near Onion and Slaughter Creek.
The amendment states that Austin Transportation Department and Public Works Department staff will work with the developers of the affordable housing complex to identify short-term and long-term solutions for Brandt Road, which has no shoulder, a history of flooding and no sidewalks. City staff will report back to council with their temporary and permanent fixes to provide pedestrian access along the road that would bring Fox Hollow residents to a nearby bus stop safely. Only once council has been informed of the plan for Brandt Road will they consider approving the overall site plan for the project.
The apartment complex is set to include 203 affordable apartments, 156 of which would be two-, three- and four-bedroom units.