The owners of an apartment complex located at Burton/Mariposa are planning on expanding the number of units they have on their property which may impact the amount of traffic along Woodland. While this development is outside the boundaries of SRCC, it will directly affect the residents on Woodland Avenue.
The owners currently have 134 apartment units on their property, and their plan is to build an additional 122 efficiency and one-bedroom units. The aerial photo in this article shows both parts of the property. The owner wants to construct 122 new units on the undeveloped parcel in blue. The parcel in red contains the existing 134 apartments. Since the undeveloped site is smaller, it will be a more urban-style project with structured parking versus the older apartments in the area. There are no current plans to change the existing 134 units in red since the owner just remodeled and improved those units recently.
No traffic impact analysis (TIA) is required because the increase in traffic does not meet the threshold that triggers a TIA, and some residents in the East Travis Heights area have expressed concerns about the impact on Woodland Avenue. The owner’s agent has expressed a willingness to work with area residents on solutions such as traffic calming measures/devices, enhanced bicycle parking on their property and partnering with Austin B-Cycles to install a station at a nearby bus stop.
A detailed summary will be given at the September 7 SRCC general membership meeting. For further information, contact SRCC President, Tune at email@example.com.