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City mulls Arts District zoning

Arts District Map From the City of Lakeway:

Lakeway’s vibrant arts community could have a hub for its activities if the city’s vision for a new arts district is realized.

At Monday night’s City Council meeting, Deputy City Manager Chessie Zimmerman outlined a preliminary concept for a proposed arts district and related zoning classification. The impetus for the arts district concept is interest from developers in about 130 acres behind the new Oaks of Lakeway retail development on RM 620 that could include 30 acres of park land in addition to residential and commercial uses.

The impetus for the arts district concept is interest from developers in about 130 acres behind the new Oaks of Lakeway retail development on RM 620 that could include 30 acres of park land in addition to residential and commercial uses.
The tract, which is owned by Lakeway Municipal Utility District, Oaks developer Stratus Properties, and others, is used as a spray field for treated wastewater and is zoned Government, Utility and Institutional (GUI).

Zimmerman said the city could rezone the land as a Planned Unit Development (PUD) independent of its current use, but she noted that LMUD officials are working toward obtaining an amendment from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality that would free LMUD from its spray field obligations.

Read more details in the full announcement on the City of Lakeway’s website.