Feature Photo: street view of the proposed site for office / warehouse development. Image: Google Streets.
by Art Benavidez
Austin (Travis County) – At a meeting of the Zoning and Plaque Commission last week at the office of a commercial real estate company in Austin, a request for a deviation from environmental requirements for the development of production was approved.
These deviations will allow the project to deviate from urban land development norms, allowing clearance up to 14.3 feet and backfill up to 16.5 feet.
Due to the natural landform and size of the buildings, 14.3 feet of clearance is required to maintain level finish floor marks, level truck yards, and truck lanes with less than 4% slope.
The request was approved with the proviso that the landscape plan would meet urban zoning requirements, the critical ecological character of the wetland would be reduced from 150 feet to 200 feet, and that the development would provide structural isolation of the excavation with retaining walls.
Impermeable coverage of this 47.88 acre project is proposed for 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.
Development name – Crossroads Logistics Center and it is offered as three 483,840 square feet office / warehouse buildings that include two water quality control ponds and septic tanks, one rain garden and all associated leveling, paving, water supply, wastewater treatment and drainage work.
The first building will be 120,960 square feet, while the second and third will be 181,440 square feet each.
HPI Real Estate Services and Investments are the developers and brought from Austin Jamison Civil Engineering, engineering and consulting company EKS Yugo-Zapad, TOO and landscape architects from Canyon Lake MHB on board the project team.