There is nothing like this in Central Texas. The Kalahari property will offer needed meeting space and hotel rooms to the area. The hotel market in Round Rock is very strong. Kalahari property guests will also take advantage of other Round Rock amenities like restaurants, the Dell Diamond, retail shops, etc.
- Option 1, Commercial/Mixed Use – There is already zoning in place for mixed uses on the 145-acre Bison property in the form of a Planned Unit Development (PUD). The PUD allows for a 35-acre “Main Street” style development that would include a hotel up to 15 stories tall, and 50,000 square feet of retail and 350,000 square feet of offices. It also allows for a 47 acre business park development, with building heights from 2 to 5 stories, 400 units of townhome development, 8 acres of retail development and 20 acres of open space and greenbelts. There is an additional 218 acres at the site with planned zoning for light industrial, with 5-story maximum building heights. That would yield up to 4.3 million square feet of business park/light industrial development.
- Option 2, Residential – If the 351 available acres were developed as a residential neighborhood – which has been proposed to the City, but does not meet our future land use plans – there could be up to 1,404 homes built.