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ZAP OKs Sun Chase subdivision in southeastern ETJ
Monday, August 24, 2009 by Austin Monitor
The Zoning and Platting Commission unanimously approved a 788-lot subdivision in
City staffer Jose Luis Arriaga presented the item to the board, telling them that the phase had already received several standard waivers and a variance allowing them to avoid a requirement that subdivision streets align with existing roadways.
An area of concern for Betty Baker, chair of the ZAP, was the number of small lots in the proposed subdivision. There was some initial confusion over how many would fit this bill. Under the city’s definition of 3600 square feet or less, there are only 53 such lots. Baker pointed out that the number of cul-de-sacs, between 26 and 29, is “a record.”
Commissioner Gregory Bourgeois wondered who would extend the main thoroughfare through the subdivision,
The subdivision does not have any SMART housing grants or federal subsidies. Vera Massaro, regional development manager with Qualico, told the board 43 percent of the subdivision was “either greenbelt, floodplain or parks.”
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