A new hotel just south of the Wells Branch Parkway exit off North MoPac is moving forward following approval from a city land use commissionTuesday.

The 244-room hotel is planned for a 6.5-acre lot at 13313 Burnet Road. Austin’s Zoning and Platting Commission approved a resubdivision of the lot Tuesday night. The case does not need to go in front of City Council.

According to case manager Cesar Zavala from the city’s planning department, applicant MOPAC Hotel Development now needs site plan approval.

Ted McConaghy of Doucet & Associates, an agent representing MOPAC Hotel Development, did not return calls for comment.

According to city documents, initial plans for the hotel date back to November 2017.