This is not adequate mitigation. Impacts on traffic and the size of the building have not been adequately addressed. This is unacceptable.
Dear Case Manager:
I live near this proposed development, among other huge developments proposed along Spicewood Springs Rd. for which the constrained transportation infrastructure (roads) cannot handle.
Neighbors recall a rezoning case that was active this past summer for the property at 4920 Spicewood Springs Road, where the developer sought to have the property zoned General Office (GO), to be able to build a 20,000 square foot office building on 4.283 acres, which is expected to generate about 386 additional car trips per day on Spicewood Springs Road.
Neighbors nearby objected to the additional traffic, the size of the building, and the setback from the road (wanting it to be further back). In addition, there were issues raised about impact on critical environmental features. That case was denied by City Council in August, after active involvement of the neighbors.
The property owners have returned with another rezoning request, this time for Limited Office (LO), with essentially the same building plan, but set back 10 feet further from the street because of LO requirements. This is not adequate mitigation. Impacts on traffic and the size of the building have not been adequately addressed. This is unacceptable. Request that this re-application be pulled from the ZAP agenda by Staff and that the developer be required to address the other issues, the traffic and building size issues, raised by Council.
Note to Staff: Things are going to be changing under 10-1, in more ways than one might Imagine. Those of us who ushered 10-1 through the whole process expect a lot more accountability and responsiveness out of you all from here on out.