Austin: Local Real Estate Firm Proposing Warehouse Development in City’s ETJ
Feature Photo: A street view of the proposed office / warehouse development location. Image: Google Streets.
by Art Benavidez
Austin (Travis County) – The Austin office of a commercial real estate company approved its environmental derogation application for a production development at the Zoning and Platinting Commission meeting last week.
The variances will allow the project to deviate from city building codes by allowing up to 4.3 feet of cut and up to 16.5 feet of backfill.
Due to the natural topography and size of the buildings, a 4.3 foot cut is required to have level elevations, level truck courts, and truck lanes with a gradient of less than 4%.
The application was approved on the condition that the landscaping meet the town’s development requirements, that the wetland critical environmental feature be reset from 150 feet to 200 feet, and that the development include structural containment of the cut with retaining walls.
The impervious coverage on this 47.88 acre project area is reported to be 1,230,116 square feet, or 58.97%. The land is undeveloped and is located in the extraterritorial jurisdiction of the city at 8400 E. Parmer Lane.
The name of the development is that Crossroads logistics center and it is proposed as three office / warehouse buildings with a total area of 483,840 square feet that includes two water quality and retention basins, a rain garden and all related grading, paving, water, sewer and drainage improvements.
Building One would be 120,960 square feet, and Buildings Two and Three would each be 181,440 square feet.
HPI real estate services and investments are the developers and have Austin-based Jamison Civil Engineering, the engineering and consulting company ECS Southwest, LLP and Canyon Lake-based landscape architects MHB on board the project team.
VBX project ID: 2021-55FB