Members of SRNA met with Taylor Morrison representatives on April 30th to discuss the petition currently being circulated as well as other issues related to the development of the remaining mixed use lots in Steiner Ranch.
You can read more about the meeting outcomes in the “May 2012 Developer Update”, including a Memorandum of Understanding that sets the stage for future discussions to limit the potential negative impact of development within Steiner Ranch.
Update on MU #14 Re-zoning
SRNA was able to negotiate certain restrictions on a 10-acre tract of Mixed Use Tract #14 which is the subject of a re-zoning request (which is across from Randall’s shopping center with frontage along RM 620 and Quinlan Park Road). SRNA is pleased to report that at the May 1st meeting of the City of Austin Zoning and Platting Commission, specific language was added to an ordinance limiting the future development of the property to prohibit any and all multifamily construction and to limit the total number of residential units to no more than 54. This ensures that future development within this tract will not exceed the currently proposed site utilization plan by Taylor Morrison.
Mixed Use Tract #14 is an 84-acre tract and Taylor Morrison made a request to change the zoning on the 10-acre portion of this tract that runs along the RM 620 frontage. This the only portion of the tract that is governed by City of Austin zoning and the remaining 74 acres of MU #14 are not affected by this zoning change and are not subject to the zoning jurisdiction of the City of Austin. SRNA Chair, Brian Thompto, Board Member and Development Committee Co-Chair, Cindy Thompson, and Development Committee Co-Chair, Greg Milligan, appeared at the Zoning and Platting Commission public meeting and worked with City Staff to ensure restrictive language was included in the ordinance to reflect the developer’s concessions. This modified ordinance was approved by the Zoning Commission on May 1st and will be considered by City Council on May 24th