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 Southwest Downtown Plan
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Southwest downtown mapThe Southwest Downtown Plan Area has been experiencing significant changes with the growth of Round Rock and the construction of the new Municipal Office Complex. The Planning Department has worked with area residents, businesses and property owners to develop a Plan to guide redevelopment in a way that is sensitive to the Plan Area’s character, scale and traditional development pattern; encouraging growth while preserving the qualities that drew people to locate their homes and businesses there.

The Southwest Downtown Plan presents a coordinated strategy to promote sensitive reinvestment in one of Round Rock’s oldest neighborhoods. This strategy links existing plans already in progress (the Municipal Office Complex and area utility improvements, the Citywide Trails Master Plan and the Tree Protection and Preservation Ordinance) with additional measures to create a comprehensive and consistent redevelopment plan, including 1) a mixed-use zoning ordinance to specify an appropriate range and scale of land uses, 2) a revised parking strategy to take advantage of the area’s large pool of available street parking, and 3) design standards to accommodate increased pedestrian traffic and improve the compatibility of diverse land uses.

Implementation
The Plan is presented for adoption as an amendment to the General Plan 2000, which provides the legal basis for Round Rock’s development regulations.  Subsequent ordinances and development decisions are to be in accordance with guidelines expressed in the General Plan.  Goals of the Southwest Downtown Plan will be implemented through the creation of a new mixed-use zoning district and the rezoning of many properties in the Plan Area.  The Mixed-Use Zoning District was adopted separately into the Zoning Ordinance, and later some area properties were rezoned to Mixed-Use (MU-1), Public Facilities (PF), or Open Space (OS).

Copies of the Southwest Downtown Plan may be obtained by purchase or downloading (below). Additional copies are available for viewing at the Library and the Planning & Community Development Department.

We welcome your input; please direct comments to jjordan@roundrocktexas.gov.


Plan Downloads

Large file (not recommended for dial-up)
Complete Plan (all chapters & appendices)         (6.2 MB)

Smaller files (recommended for dial-up connections)
Title/Contents/Acknowledgements/List of Figures(197 KB)
Executive Summary (133 KB)
Chapter 1: Introduction(408 KB)
Chapter 2: The Planning Process (113 KB)
Chapter 3: Land Use & Zoning(461 KB)
Chapter 4: Streets & Circulation(703 KB)
Chapter 5: Parking   (365 KB)
Chapter 6: Utilities & Drainage   (856 KB)
Chapter 7: Civic Design    (525 KB)
Chapter 8: Design Recommendations    (1018 KB)
Chapter 9: Conclusion     (120 KB)

Appendices
Appendix A: Land Use Analysis(118 KB)
Appendix B: Survey Results(221 KB)
Appendix C: Public Workshops Summary(578 KB)
Appendix D: Ordinance Summary(98 KB)
Appendix E: Adopting Ordinance (377 KB)

Southwest Downtown Plan Adoption
Adopted 2/24/05 by Ordinance #G-05-02-24-8C1

Mixed-Use Zoning Ordinance & Rezoning of Southwest Downtown properties
Mixed-Use Zoning Ordinance adopted 11/10/05 by Ordinance Z-05-11-10-12E1
Rezoning to Mixed-use adopted 11/10/05 by Ordinance Z-05-11-10-12E2
Resolution recognizing existing single-family homes in Mixed-use zone: R-05-11-10-13E1
Rezoning City offices to PF-3
adopted 8/11/05  by Ordinance Z-05-08-11-10D3
Rezoning to Open Space 8/11/05 by Ordinance Z-05-08-11-10D2



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