Round Rock Edition | March 2022

ROUND ROCK EDITION

VOLUME 17, ISSUE 7 MARCH 431, 2022

ONLINE AT

Two years in, area leaders ponder impact of COVID19pandemic

Vaccination rates Two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, vaccination rates continue to rise locally and statewide.

TEXAS

TRAVIS COUNTY

WILLIAMSON COUNTY

One dose

Two doses

BY CARSON GANONG

before the pandemic. “We’re just kind of considering dif- ferent stu,” Spector said. “Stu that we used to do like blowing out the can- dles on a birthday cake—I don’t think people will ever do that again.” As the U.S. reaches the two-year mark since the start of the pandemic, Spector is far from the only per- son who has experienced changes. Many local business owners have not escaped the eects of the pandemic as This Old Wood has, and area leaders in CONTINUED ON 32

100% 80% 60% 40% 20% 0%

Je Spector, owner of lumber rec- lamation business This Old Wood in Pugerville, said he thinks the COVID- 19 pandemic has caused a permanent shift in how people think about health and cleanliness. Spector said his business has been minimally aected by the pandemic— he and his sta already wore masks as part of daily operations—but on a personal level, it has prompted him to consider more carefully many things he would have given little thought to

SOURCE: CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTIONCOMMUNITY IMPACT NEWSPAPER

In the last two years, a tequila distribution industry has been building in the city of Pugerville. Two companies started their own brands and dis- tributorships in the city, and the owners of both said they have continued to grow their product sales and recognition. Last July, Round Rock resident Sean Barber Tequila industry shows growth inPugerville BY BRIAN RASH

launched a brand called Verdadero Tequila, and in February 2020, Peter Trevino, Angel Gallegos and Sylvester Palacios started Dos Cuernos tequila. As other local distilleries and bars in Pugerville look at potentially creating tequila brands of their own, local experts say continued growth in this area could be great not only for Pugerville’s reputation but also its economy. “Denitely tequila [is] having a moment,” Barber said. “That trend is only growing. We don’t know when it will plateau, let’s put it that way, but the tra- jectory has been really strong.” CONTINUED ON 34

Sean Barber, creator of Pugerville-based Verdadero Tequila, conducts a tasting Feb. 12. BRIAN RASHCOMMUNITY IMPACT NEWSPAPER

CAMP GUIDE 2022

CAMP LISTINGS

22

IMPACTS

7 TODO LIST

DINING FEATURE

11

31

MORNING BREAKDOWN Prep your headphones and coee!

Listen now

Leticia Castillo-Kontak, MD Cardiology

Joe Chavez, MD Cardiology

Dave Chawla, MD Cardiology

Stuart Damore, MD Cardiology

AndrewKontak, MD Cardiology

Amy Stancoven, MD Cardiology

Jacobo Vázquez, MD Cardiology

Angel Caldera, MD Interventional Cardiology

Jose Condado Contreras, MD Interventional Cardiology

Vijay Divakaran, MD Interventional Cardiology

Rafael Gonzalez, MD Interventional Cardiology

Edmond Owen, MD Cardiovascular Surgery

Heart carenearhome Whether you are looking to reduce your risk for heart diseaseor buildback your heart health, our cardiovascular experts provide thecare youneed, close tohome. Fromour approach to innovation toour desire toexceedyour expectations, helpingyouget Better is at theheart of everythingwedo.

BSWHealth.com/RoundRock302 512.509.0200 Appointments

302UniversityBoulevard | RoundRock, TX 78665

Now accepting new patients. Baylor Scott & White Health accepts most major insurance plans, including Medicare.

Physicians areemployees of Scott &WhiteClinic, an affiliateof Baylor Scott &WhiteHealth. ©2022Baylor Scott &WhiteHealth. 13-RR-530000GD

2

COMMUNITY IMPACT NEWSPAPER • COMMUNITYIMPACT.COM

Private treatment suites

IN Orthodontics Specialist With over 20 years experience, Board Certified with the American Board of Orthodontics

CONSULTATIONS FREE

We build

CONFIDENCE

DR. PAUL GATES

Your personalized, beautiful smile is my priority! We are the only orthodontic office offering private treatment suites for every appointment.

We offer:

• Digital scans and 3-D printing instead of gooey impressions • Medical Air Filtration • Interest free payment plans

• Most insurance accepted • State of the Art sterilization • Braces made in America

2002 Locally owned since

Eye Doctor

Scan code to hear from Dr. Gates!

503 E. Palm Valley Blvd, Building 2 Suite 200 Round Rock, TX 78664

W W W . R O U N D R O C K O R T H O D O N T I C S . C O M | 5 1 2 . 2 4 4 . 2 6 4 4

PAID ADVERTISMENT

CALL US TODAY AT: 512-872-5170 TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT TO DETERMINE IF YOUR PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY CAN BE TREATED. Superior Physical Medicine will be offering this complimentary neuropathy consultation for the next 15 callers.

You literally have nothing to lose but your pain!.

3

ROUND ROCK EDITION • MARCH 2022

Curious what is selling in your neighborhood? Scan me

*All prices shown are list price

PENDING

ACTIVE

realtyaustin.com/p/7392393

realtyaustin.com/p/4068334

$459,000

$600,000

3 bds

2 ba

1,563 sq ft

3 bds

2.5 ba 2,100 sq ft

FREE FUN AT

1400 Bellmar Dr, Round Rock, TX 78664 Schaffer Team | 512-470-0218

11224 Crazy Well Dr, Austin, TX 78717 Kelley Menefee | 512-736-0822

PENDING

PENDING

INFLATABLES ∙ PITCH IN BULLPEN ∙ HIT IN BATTING CAGE ∙ TRAIN RIDES ∙ SEASON MEMBERSHIP SALES AND MORE

realtyaustin.com/p/4076024

realtyaustin.com/p/2541999

$600,000

$630,000

4 bds

3 ba

2,721 sq ft

3 bds

2.5 ba 2,418 sq ft

4054 Honey Bear Loop, Round Rock, TX 78681 Christie Guess | 512-784-0085

5768 Toscana Trce, Round Rock, TX 78665 Jennifer Shahry | 512-636-0834

1 0 A M – 2 P M M A R C H 2 6

PENDING

PENDING

realtyaustin.com/p/3694231

realtyaustin.com/p/9270560

$650,000

$700,000

4 bds

2.5 ba 3,111 sq ft

4 bds

3 ba

2,927 sq ft

2509 Los Alamos Pass, Round Rock, TX 78665 Guy Koret | 512-669-8017

3839 Ashbury Rd, Round Rock, TX 78681 Jackie Horton | 512-706-5951

PENDING

PENDING

realtyaustin.com/p/6554237

realtyaustin.com/p/6767763

$800,000

$850,000

5 bds

3.5 ba 4,458 sq ft

5 bds

4.5 ba 3,163 sq ft

3509 Galena Hills Loop, Round Rock, TX 78681 Sasha Lifschitz | 512-924-6491

9001 Alderwood Cv, Austin, TX 78717 Aaron Lancaster | 512-751-7533

SOLD OVER ASKING

SOLD OVER ASKING

OPENING DAY E X P R E S S B A S E B A L L I S B A C K A P R I L 5 T H

realtyaustin.com/p/5787595

realtyaustin.com/p/9693266

$438,000

$499,000

3 bds

2 ba

1,890 sq ft

4 bds

2.5 ba 2,733 sq ft

2026 Kimbrook Dr, Round Rock, TX 78681 Charlotte Hair | 512-565-4703

511 Centerbrook Pl, Round Rock, TX 78665 Moe Alsharif | 512-914-7247

Be confident and secure in selling your home. Visit RealtyAustin.com/Sell to look up your home’s value.

4

COMMUNITY IMPACT NEWSPAPER • COMMUNITYIMPACT.COM

THIS ISSUE

ABOUT US

Owners John and Jennifer Garrett launched the rst edition of Community Impact Newspaper in 2005 with three full-time employees covering Round Rock and Pugerville, Texas. We have expanded our operations to include hundreds of employees, our own printing operation and over 30 hyperlocal editions across three states. Our circulation is over 2million residential mailboxes, and it grows eachmonth with new residents and developments.

HIGHLIGHTS FROMTHISMONTH

FROMAMY: Our area of Central Texas has been growing rapidly for several years. Not only are developers and city leaders making way for thousands of new housing units to accommodate the population growth, but businesses and niche industries are also cropping up. In this edition, Senior Editor Brian Rash examines how a local tequila industry is emerging in Pugerville. Amy Leonard Bryant, GENERALMANAGER

Community Impact Newspaper teams include general managers, editors, reporters, graphic designers, sales account executives and sales support, all immersed and invested in the communities they serve. Our mission is to build communities of informed citizens and thriving businesses through the collaboration of a passionate team. Our core values are Faith, Passion, Quality, Innovation and Integrity.

FROMBRIAN: March marks two years since ocials began implementing COVID-19 safety protocols. The cycle of the historic pandemic has changed and educated us in numerous ways—from our understanding of how the virus works to adjusting to each new variant that becomes dominant to navigating new local, state and federal policies as they are enacted. In this issue, Reporter Carson Ganong looks into how local communities are looking forward. Brian Rash, SENIOR EDITOR

Our purpose is to be a light for our readers, customers, partners and each other.

WHATWE COVER

Sign up for our daily newsletter to receive the latest headlines direct to your inbox. communityimpact.com/ newsletter DAILY INBOX Visit our website for free access to the latest news, photos and infographics about your community and nearby cities. communityimpact.com LIVE UPDATES

MARKET TEAM GENERAL MANAGER Amy Leonard Bryant SENIOR EDITOR Brian Rash REPORTERS Carson Ganong, Brooke Sjoberg, Zacharia Washington SENIOR GRAPHIC DESIGNER Jay Jones ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE Steanie Bartlett METRO LEADERSHIP PUBLISHER Travis Baker MANAGING EDITOR Amy Denney ART PRODUCTIONMANAGER Haley Grace CORPORATE LEADERSHIP GROUP PUBLISHER Traci Rodriguez EXECUTIVE EDITOR Joe Warner CREATIVE DIRECTOR Derek Sullivan SALES &MARKETING DIRECTOR Tess Coverman CONTACT US 16225 Impact Way, Ste. 1, Pugerville, TX 78660 • 5129896808 PRESS RELEASES [email protected] SUBSCRIPTIONS communityimpact.com/subscriptions © 2022 Community Impact Newspaper Co. All rights reserved. No reproduction of any portion of this issue is allowed without written permission from the publisher.

BUSINESS &DINING Local business development news that aects you

TRANSPORTATION &DEVELOPMENT Regular updates on area projects to keep you in the know

SCHOOL, CITY & COUNTY We attend area meetings to keep you informed

HOWWE’RE FUNDED

Join your neighbors today by giving any amount to the CI Patron program. Funds support our PATRON PROGRAM

ADVERTISING

Our local teams customize advertising campaigns for all business sizes and industries wanting to

hyperlocal, unbiased journalism and help build informed communities. As a thank you, we’ll include you in a special Saturday edition newsletter called The InCIder and occasionally reach out with other opportunities to directly engage.

reach their customer base and accomplish their goals. A third-party Readex survey proved 78%of paper recipients read three of the last four editions, and from what they read, 83% “took action” of some kind.

CORRECTIONS: Volume 17, Issue 6 On Page 31, the substitute pay graphic should have the second school district labeled as Leander ISD. On Pages 32 and 33, two Round Rock ISD parents were arrested three days after a school board meeting.

We ask our readers to thank our advertisers by shopping locally.

$20 average donation choose to give monthly 35%

Proudly printed by

COMMUNITYIMPACT.COM ADVERTISING

COMMUNITYIMPACT.COM CIPATRON

BU I LD I NG RE LAT I ONSH I P S | CREAT I NG SMI L E S

Beautiful State of the Art Office (all digital) Comprehensive Cosmetic Dentistry (whitening, veneers, smile makeovers) CEREC (same day crowns and bridges) Prosthodontics (partials and dentures) Treatment of Periodontal Disease

Oral Surgery / Implants

Pediatric Dentistry (all ages, playroom and TV for kids) Orthodontics Endodontics (root canals) Emergency Patients Welcome Free Whitening

3401 Royal Vista Blvd #102 Round Rock, TX

Michelle Cantú Photography

5

ROUND ROCK EDITION • MARCH 2022

We are pleased to announce our new name, Parkway Bible Church! For 22 years you have known us as Hill Country Bible Church Pflugerville…

Same Church, New Name.

303 E PFLUGERVILLE PARKWAY, PFLUGERVILLE, TX 78660 512.990.7777 · www.hcbcpf.com

Sunday Worship services 9:15 am & 11 am High School meets Wednesdays 6:30 pm | 6th – 8th grade meets Sundays 11 am

Take control of your finances and your life For customized financial needs analysis, call today Take C tr l f Y r Finances and Your Life For customized Financial Needs Analysis, Call Today! Local Representatives Leyviana and Randy Smith, SNSD

Local Representative Randy Smith (512) 388-1161 500 E. Palm Valley Blvd. Rou Rock, TX 78664 (512) 388-1161 – Office (512) 688-0622 – Cell

6

COMMUNITY IMPACT NEWSPAPER • COMMUNITYIMPACT.COM

IMPACTS

Businesses that have recently opened or are coming soon, relocating or expanding

COMPILED BY BROOKE SJOBERG

5

10

10

BASS PRO DR.

4

130 TOLL

ROUND ROCK

A.W. GRIMES BLVD.

Haute Boutique and Mercantile on Main

Bar Louie

7

PHOTOS BY BROOKE SJOBERG/COMMUNITY IMPACT NEWSPAPER

79

3

13

7 P. Terry’s Burger Stand opened its first Round Rock location Jan. 31 at 2201 I-35. Founded locally in Austin in 2005, the restaurant chain offers burgers, fries, chicken sandwiches and milkshakes for customers, as well as dog treats for their furry friends. 512-351-8553. www.pterrys.com 8 Tiny Aquatics opened Nov. 28 at 2000 S. I-35, Ste. L1, Round Rock, after moving from its previous location on Sam Bass Road in September. The aquatic pet retailer carries fish, plants and related products, including shrimp, snails, rocks, moss and hardware for aquatic hobbyists. 512-629-9294. www.tinyaquatics.com 9 National electronics repair chain uBreakiFix opened a Round Rock location at 2711 La Frontera Blvd., Ste. 230, on Feb. 1. The shop offers same- day repairs for many electronic devices, including several smart phone brands, tablets, computers and gaming consoles. 737-738-5750. www.ubreakifix.com COMING SOON 10 A Bar Louie location under con- struction alongside the Embassy Suites by Hilton at 270 Bass Pro Drive, Round Rock, is scheduled to open in March, ac- cording to a company representative. The gastropub’s menu features a wide range of fare including burgers, pasta, seafood, cocktails and beer. The first Bar Louie opened in Addison, Texas, in 1990. www.barlouie.com 11 The second phase of an office park owned by North Forest Office Space at 2631 Gattis School Road, Round Rock, is expected to be completed by fall

620

12

6

5

DOUBLE CREEK DR.

8

2

11

1

LA FRONTERA BLVD.

45 TOLL

9

PARKER DR.

12

WADLEY PL.

35

Tesla

MOPAC

TM; © 2022 COMMUNITY IMPACT NEWSPAPER CO. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. MAP NOT TO SCALE N

2022, according to a representative for the company. The development will be adjacent to another office park owned by North Forest, Gattis School Commons. 512-515-1553. www.northforest.com 12 A Tesla service center is expected to be operational in Round Rock by March, according to city staff. Located at 3500 Wadley Place, the center will facilitate auto sales and service for Tesla vehicles. Tesla representatives did not respond to requests for comment about the facility, but a Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation filing states the estimated renovation cost of the 40,344-square- foot facility was $1.03 million. www.tesla.com 13 A second location of Hutto-based barbershop Thig’s Diamond Kutz will open at 302 W. Main St., Ste. 102, Round Rock, on March 15, according to owner William Thigpen. The barbershop special- izes in haircut styles and trends for any ethnic group, Thigpen said. Facebook: Thig’s Diamond Kutz

ROUND ROCK NOWOPEN

4 Buff City Soap held a grand opening for its first Round Rock location at 210 University Blvd., Ste. 160, on Jan. 27. The business offers plant-based, small-batch handmade soap as well as laundry and bath items. 512-843-4100. www.buffcitysoap.com 5 Haute Boutique and Mercantile on Main held a grand reopening under one roof at 503 E. Main St., Round Rock, on Feb. 12. Owner Amy Kerley said the businesses offer apparel, home goods, items created by local artisans and city of Round Rock-branded merchandise. Beyond in-store shopping the shops also offer curbside pickup and delivery ser- vice. 512-716-0800. www.hautellc.com 6 Mama Hono Tropical Spices, Foods & Beverages opened in mid-January at 1201 S. I-35, Ste. 306, Round Rock. The specialized grocer offers Afrotropical and Caribbean beverages as well as beauty items, meat, seafood and produce typical of those regions. 512-394-6225. www.mamahono.com

1 The private membership organization 52 Social Club opened Jan. 20 at 2400 I-35 Frontage Road, Ste. 160, Round Rock. Members of 52social have 24/7 access to poker and a concierge and hosting service. 512-432-5002. www.52socialclub.com 2 Affinity Brows Microartistry opened Jan. 11 at 2251 Double Creek Drive, Ste. 602, Round Rock. The permanent makeup and skin care studio offers eyebrow mi- croblading, powder and ombre brows, lip blushing, fibroblast plasma treatments and handcrafted natural skin care. 512-436-8334. www.affinitybrowspmu.com 3 AusTx Liquor opened Dec. 11 at 1208 N. I-35, Ste. 700, in the Round Rock West Shopping Mall. The liquor store carries a comprehensive selection of wine, beer, liquor and spirits. 512-300-0703. www.austxliquor.com

Our Gold Standards: • Comfortable, Modern Office • On-Time Scheduling • Conservative Treatment • Same-Day Crowns • Fun for Kids • Insurance Friendly • Monthly Payment Plans • Emergencies Seen Promptly • Sedation Dentistry Available

60 Chris Kelly Blvd. Hutto TX 78634 512-846-2646 Official Dentist of the Round Rock Express

H u t t o P r e m i e r D e n t i s t r y . c o m

John F. McEntire, DDS, FAGD

Teri L. Marek, DDS

Jimmie Chen, DMD

Keely Long, DDS

7

ROUND ROCK EDITION • MARCH 2022

IMPACTS

Businesses that have recently opened or are coming soon, relocating or expanding

1

2

45 TOLL

130 TOLL

3

5

685

6

PFLUGERVILLE

130 TOLL

685

Behavioral Innovations

Mma Dima Africa Boutique

4

BRIAN RASH/COMMUNITY IMPACT NEWSPAPER

COURTESY MMA DIMA AFRICA BOUTIQUE

Town Center in Pflugerville. Information from a 2021 news release stated the store was initially slated to open in November, but that has been delayed. www.havertys.com ANNIVERSARIES 4 La Casita Mexican Restaurant, locat- ed at 800 W. Pecan St., Ste. C, Pfluger- ville, celebrated five years in business in February. La Casita offers a variety of breakfast, lunch and dinner Mexi- can cuisine choices, including burritos, enchiladas, mariscos, breakfast plates and breakfast tacos. 512-990-8026. Facebook: La Casita 5 Patty’s Pizza &Wings , located at 20205 FM 685, Ste. 250, Pflugerville,

celebrated its fifth anniversary Feb. 17. The pizza shop offers a range of special- ty pizzas as well as pies customers can create themselves. Also on the menu are wings, calzones and various appetizers including chicken tenders, mozzarella sticks and pizza rolls. 512-989-5999. Facebook: Patty’s Pizza & Wings NAME CHANGE 6 The Brush32 dental clinic located at 2324 FM 685, Ste. 400, Pflugerville, was rebranded as Ideal Dental in January. The clinic treats patients with a focus on client comfort and provides services, including braces and orthodontics, cosmetic dentistry and dental implants. 512-265-8426. www.myidealdental.com

1

2

MAP NOT TO SCALE N TM; © 2022 COMMUNITY IMPACT NEWSPAPER CO. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

PFLUGERVILLE NOWOPEN

2 Mma Dima Africa Boutique opened Feb. 12 at 401 W. Pecan St., Ste. 2B, Pflugerville. Co-owner Unyime Udosen said she and her partner, Uwakima Umo- nah, purchase items sourced from Africa. 512-736-8357. www.u4udesigns.com COMING SOON 3 Following delays in planning, rep- resentatives confirmed home furnishing retailer Havertys will open its third Austin-area store in April at the Stone Hill

1 A new Behavioral Innovations clinic opened Feb. 1 at 701 FM 685, Ste. 420, Pflugerville. Sierra Chandler, clinic manager at the autism treatment center, said trained staff work with children to teach new skills, improve performance in already acquired skills and decrease unwanted behaviors. 855-782-7822. www.behavioral-innovations.com

At ARA, our doctors work with your doctor to get a clear picture of your health. We schedule imaging exams such as 3D mammography, CT, and MRI at your convenience and then deliver results quickly. With more than 115 subspecialized radiologists, ARA partners with more patients, hospitals, and doctors than any other medical imaging provider in Central Texas. Thanks for trusting us.

YOU CAN, TOO

$10 OFF

TUESDAY through THURSDAY With purchase of $30 or more on food only. Excludes alcohol, tax & gratuity. Must present coupon. Limit one coupon per visit. Expires 3/31/2022

4000 E. Palm Valley Blvd. | Round Rock CorkAndBarrelPub.com

Thursday, March 17

BEER GARDEN // HAPPY HOUR // LIVE MUSIC

8

COMMUNITY IMPACT NEWSPAPER • COMMUNITYIMPACT.COM

COMPILED BY CARSON GANONG & BRIAN RASH

1

3

3

HUTTO

1660

SHORT ST.

1 2

Chipotle Mexican Grill

Magic Touch Esthetics LLC

5

4

COURTESY CHIPOTLE MEXICAN GRILL

COURTESY MAGIC TOUCH ESTHETICS LLC

have a dine-in option, Kash said.

The restaurant, which is not yet named, will offer authentic, handcrafted Mexican food with live music, an outdoor patio area and a bar, according to a press re- lease announcing the project. It is slated to open in late 2022 and will employ 40-60 people. RELOCATIONS 5 The Texas Physical Therapy Special- ists location at 143 Exchange Blvd., Ste. 300, Hutto, will move to 307 Farley St. in late March or early April. Texas Physi- cal Therapy Specialists is an outpatient physical therapy clinic that offers a range of services, including orthopedic, manual and post-COVID-19 physical therapies. 512-846-6960. www.texpts.com

79

MAP NOT TO SCALE N TM; © 2022 COMMUNITY IMPACT NEWSPAPER CO. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

3 Magic Touch Esthetics is scheduled to open March 2. Located within a space at the recently opened Meraki Salon Studios at 531 Ed Schmidt Blvd., Ste. 160, Studio 13, Hutto, Magic Touch will offer an array of skin care services ranging from facial massages to chemical peels and waxing. 512-649-5204. www.magictouchesthetics.com 4 A Mexican restaurant is coming to the Co-Op District in Hutto, joining Southside Market & Barbeque and Top Notch Ham- burgers. The new restaurant’s owner is Jaime Fernandez, who also owns Jalisco’s Restaurant & Bar in Austin and Buda as well as Tequila Bar & Grill in Round Rock.

HUTTO NOWOPEN

Chipotle at the shopping center. 737-259-2011. www.chipotle.com COMING SOON 2 Austin-based pizza chain Mr. Gatti’s Pizza will soon open a new delivery and carryout location at 326 Ed Schmidt Blvd., Hutto. Franchise owner George Kash said construction on the location is expected to start within the next few months and will take around four months to complete. The new location will be delivery and carryout only and will not

1 A new Chipotle Mexican Grill opened Feb. 9 at 326 Ed Schmidt Blvd., Ste. 100, Hutto. The national chain is known for its build-your-own burritos, bowls, tacos and salads. Chipotle is the first restaurant to open in an expansion to the Hanson’s Corner shopping center in Hutto. In the coming months, several more restau- rants, including Taco Casa and Mighty Fine Burgers, Fries & Shakes, will join

It’s that time of season— again! Last year’s memory of Snow- mageddon giving you chills?

CHIROPRACTIC CARE • REHABILITATIVE EXERCISES NUTRITIONAL COUNSELING • PRODUCTS

YOUR HEALTH AND WELLNESS ARE MORE IMPORTANT NOW THAN EVER We are devoted to achieving optimal health through natural chiropractic care using state-of-the-art equipment and techniques.

It’s time to ready your roof for 2022. Peak is ready and standing by to help. Whether it’s a full roof replacement, new gutters, or a simple roof repair, we guarantee our work. Remember, if you’re not prepared this year, you might be walking on thin ice.

$ 19.99 Consultation, Exam & X-Rays Not available for Medicare or personal injury

We build integrity into every roof.

Call PEAK today! (512) 415-6888

Paul David McCartney (aka Dr. Rock) Call to schedule your appointment 512-238-7625

peakroofingconstruction.com

111 E. OLD SETTLERS BLVD. ROUND ROCK, TX 78664 | WWW.ROCKCHIRO.COM

9

ROUND ROCK EDITION • MARCH 2022

Servicing Hutto, Pflugerville, Round Rock, and surrounding areas

Locally owned and operated Over 30 years experience

$ 65 Special Initial Service and $79.99 per quarter w/one-year service agreement. Whole House/full yard Included (up to 5000 Square feet) One coupon per customer.

$200 OFF a complete termite treatment.

call us today!

One coupon per customer.

Huttopest.com • 512-800-PEST (7378)

MAR. 11

MILITARY APPERICATION WEEKEND

Additional Services: Mosquito, Termite, Bedbug, Rodent, Animal Trapping & Exclusion

MAR. 12

MILITARY APPERICATION WEEKEND NEIL GRAHAM BOBBLEHEAD

MAR. 26

STARS TEAM POSTER

M O N D A Y – T H U R S D A Y

F R I D A Y – S U N D A Y

F R I D A Y

10

COMMUNITY IMPACT NEWSPAPER • COMMUNITYIMPACT.COM

TODO LIST

March & April events

COMPILED BY CARSON GANONG & BROOKE SJOBERG

also feature various starter plants for beginning gardeners, and attendees can learn to make small wire trellises. 10:30- 11:30 a.m. Free. Registration required. Age 18 and up. Pugerville Public Library, 1008 W. Puger St., Pugerville. 512-990-6375. www.pugervilletx.gov 20 GO TOA LOCAL CAR SHOW The Round Rock Police Association and the city of Round Rock are partnering to host a car show in Old Settlers Park near the tennis courts. The event is family-friendly and will not feature any loud music or racing. 10 a.m.- 1 p.m. Free. Old Settler’s Park, 3300 E. Palm Valley Blvd., Round Rock. www.roundrocktexas.gov 28 SHARPEN CALLIGRAPHY SKILLS The Ruby Hotel and Bar is oering a course on modern calligraphy concepts for beginners. The Ruby is hosting the event in partnership with Sip & Script and Ember Elaine Modern Hand Lettering and Design. The class package will include 1.5 hours of instruction, a beginner’s calligraphy kit and writing surfaces. Participants may take all of their materials home at the end of the night. 5:30-7 p.m. $65. The Ruby Hotel and Bar, 400 Fannin Ave., Round Rock. 512-600-7997. www.sipandscript.com

MARCH 13

BRUSHUP ON ROLLER SKATING TIPS ROCK SPORTS ARENA

MARCH 16

MEET ADOPTABLE ANIMALS PFLUGERVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY

Meet up with other roller skating enthusiasts from the Rockin’ City Roller Derby at the Rock Sports Arena to participate in trainer-led roller skating skills and drill practices. 9-11 a.m. Free (members), $10 (non-members). Rock Sports Arena, 3918 Gattis School Road, Round Rock. 512-710-7188. www.rockincityrollergirls.com

Pugerville Public Library will host pets up for adoption from the Pugerville Animal Shelter and other local rescues. Attendees may participate in pet-themed crafts and enter a giveaway for special prize bags. 2-4 p.m. Free admission. Pugerville Public Library, 1008 W. Puger St., Pugerville. 512-990-6375. www.pugervilletx.gov

MARCH 08 LEARNMORE ABOUT TEXAS HISTORY Round Rock Preservation and the city’s planning and development services department are partnering to oer a lunch-and-learn event on the subject of courthouses across the state. A guest lecturer will present “A Tour of Texas Courthouses.” Attendees should bring a brown bag lunch, and the city will

championship. 11 a.m.-9 p.m. each day. Tony C’s Pizza and Beer Garden, 3800 E. Palm Valley Blvd., Ste. 140, Round Rock. 512-595-7050. www.tonycsbeergarden.com 19 TRADE PLANTS AT A PLANT SWAP Plant enthusiasts can meet in the Pugerville Public Library courtyard to swap unwanted plants, pots, seeds and other gardening items. The event will

provide water and a cookie. Noon-1 p.m. Baca Center, 301 W. Bagdad Ave., Round Rock. 512-373-3819.

www.roundrocktexas.gov 17 THROUGHAPRIL 04

CATCHAMARCHMADNESS

WATCH PARTY Tony C’s Pizza and Beer Garden will host March Madness watch parties, streaming all games from the rst round of the NCAA basketball tournament through the

Find more or submit events at communityimpact.com/event-calendar. Event organizers can submit local events online to be considered for the print edition. Submitting details for consideration does not guarantee publication.

Pediatricians near you with same-day care, 24/7 phone nurses, online scheduling & messaging, specialty care, and more! your family family Our , caring for .

Learn more at myARCpediatrician.com

IN-STORE & ONLINE

TWINLIQUORS.COM

* I R I S H W H I S K E Y S A L E R U N S 3 / 3 / 2 0 2 2 – 3 / 1 7 / 2 0 2 2 . V A L I D O N F E A T U R E D P R O D U C T S . S A L E I T E M S C A N B E S H O P P E D I N – S T O R E A N D O N L I N E A T W W W . T W I N L I Q U O R S . C O M . S E L E C T I O N V A R I E S B Y S T O R E . I T E M S A N D P R I C E S S U B J E C T T O C H A N G E W I T H O U T N O T I C E . N O F U R T H E R D I S C O U N T O N S A L E I T E M S , F I N A L F E W , O R C L O S E O U T S . S O M E E X C L U S I O N S A P P L Y . P L E A S E D R I N K R E S P O N S I B L Y .

MARCH 3-17

11

ROUND ROCK EDITION • MARCH 2022

TRANSPORTATIONUPDATES University Blvd. project gets OK for $553K in additional costs Round Rock officials approved a

35

$553,313.07 change order for the Uni- versity Boulevard widening project. The approval came during a Feb. 10 City Council meeting. Round Rock Transportation Director Gary Hudder said Feb. 8 it is normal for additional costs to be incurred as projects progress, regardless of who bids on a project. “We’re closing in on a million dol- lars of additional fees on this project, very similar to a lot of our southwest downtown projects, where you’re in some of this old stuff,” Hudder said. “It’s just challenging to kind of know what’s out in front of you early on.” The change order will allow the city to relocate a 20-inch water line, among other adaptations to the proj- ect. Hudder also gave an update on expected completion for the project, saying it is “about a year out.” DeNucci Constructors won the

N

ONGOING CHANGES The University Boulevard widening project has racked up nearly $1 million in additional costs since it was first bid to DeNucci Constructors in 2020 for $12,028,913. TOTAL ADJUSTED CONTRACT: $12,958,729.52

University Boulevard improvements should be complete in 2023. (Brooke Sjoberg/Community Impact Newspaper)

1 Change order No. 1: $41,846.55 for water line adjustment, fire hydrant replacement 2 Change order No. 2: $25,960.51 for irrigation system adjustments 3 Change order No. 3: $74,163.29 for sedimentation prevention and electric work 4 Change order No. 4: $135,927.77 for streetlight materials and installation

5 Change order No. 5: $67,946.19 for three fire hydrants and a water service line 6 Change order No. 6: $30,659.14 for water line removal and replacement 7 Change order No. 7: $553,313.07 for 12-inch asbestos line relocation

project in late 2020 with a bid of $12,028,913. Through a series of seven change orders including the one approved Feb. 10, that estimate has risen by 7.73% to $12,958,729.52. The addi- tional costs are to be paid through the city’s transportation and economic development corporation and its water fund.

SOURCE: CITY OF ROUND ROCK/ COMMUNITY IMPACT NEWSPAPER

THIS IS A PAID ADVERTISEMENT

SCHEDULE YOUR DENTAL CLEANING TODAY! ABOUT US THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING OUR LOCAL, FAMILY-OWNED BUSINESS!

Elite Smiles of Pflugerville is a locally owned, private dental practice operated by Dr. Jordan Tucker. Our policies are not guided by a board of directors and we do not have corporate quotas to meet. Instead, our simple measure of success is your satisfaction. We believe that dental health is an important component of overall health and wellness.

Over 70% of oral cancer has spread by the time it is found. Please don’t let a lack of dental insurance prevent you from getting regular check ups.

Our Membership Plan makes it easy and affordable to stay healthy.

OUR SERVICES • Porcelain veneers IMPLANT DENTISTRY • Dental implants • Implant dentures FREE WHITENING FOR LIFE PROGRAM

• Clear aligners • Dental bridges • Dental crowns • Dental bonding GENERAL DENTISTRY • Dental cleanings and care • Gum disease • Sedation dentistry • Nightguards • TMJ

OFFICE HOURS MON – THUR 7 a.m.- 4 p.m. FRI By appointment only

THIS MONTH ONLY! New members will receive an Elite Med Spa service of choice

CONTACT US 1616 FM 685, Suite 103 Pflugerville, TX 78660 www.elitesmilesdds.com 512-252-4655

at no additional cost! *Exclusions apply. Call for details.

• Sleep apnea • Endodontics • Surgical extractions

12

COMMUNITY IMPACT NEWSPAPER • COMMUNITYIMPACT.COM

COMPILED BY BROOKE SJOBERG

ONGOING PROJECTS

Officials to consider issuing up to $37Mfor city road projects Round Rock officials plan to use up to $37 million in bond funds to help pay for future transportation proj- ects that will improve mobility and congestion at key points throughout the city. Specifically, the city will use FUTURE ROAD PROJECTS 118 112 35 130 TOLL EAGLES NEST ST. CYPRESS BLVD. 1 2

OLD SETTLERS BLVD. 117

OLD SETTLERS PARK

Multiple road projects covered under the city of Round Rock’s Transportation Master Plan could be funded by certificates of obligation, including: 1 Eagle’s Nest Street 2 CR 112 3 Northeast downtown 4 Bagdad Avenue improvements 5 Gattis School Road 6 Greenlawn Parkway improve- ments

79

N

TEST ALL INFORMATION ON THIS PAGE WAS UPDATED AS OF FEB. 24. NEWS OR QUESTIONS ABOUT THESE OR OTHER LOCAL TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS? EMAIL US AT [email protected] Funding source: Round Rock Trans- portation and Economic Development Corp. Red Bud Lane North: US 79 to CR 117 Under this project, Red Bud Lane will be upgraded to a four-lane divided roadway with pedestrian, intersection, curb and gutter improvements made. Construction is expected to begin in late 2022. The project will help alleviate mount- ing traffic density in the area, as sever- al thousand homes are under various stages of construction, according to the city. Timeline: late 2022-TBD Cost: estimated at $20 million

certificates of obligation to finance the projects and repay them through the collection of ad valorem property taxes and surplus revenue of Round Rock’s waterworks, drainage and sewer utilities fund. Council will publish the notice in accordance with state law a mini- mum of 45 days ahead of its April 28 meeting, according to Chief Financial Officer Susan Morgan. Morgan said the timing of issuing the bonds comes down to interest rates. It will be strategically beneficial to lock in lower rates sooner rather than later, especially if it looks like the current low interest rate market may rise, she said. This is not the only method of funding projects, Morgan said. In

N

MAYS ST.

ROUND ROCK AVE.

3

4

SHEPPARD ST.

35

N

BAGDAD AVE.

SOURCE: CITY OF ROUND ROCK/COMMUNITY IMPACT NEWSPAPER

LINKS LN.

130 TOLL

5

35

2021, the city used over $1 million of road impact fees for debt service. Timeline: TBD Cost: up to $37 million Funding source: city of Round Rock

A T T I S S C

45 TOLL

6

GREENLAWN PKWY.

N

Tap water that is considered “safe to drink” o�en contains unwanted chemicals . Our licensed plumbers install safe and reliable water so�eners and purification systems to combat hard water in Central Texas. Did you know?

So�est & Purest Water for your Family!

Learn More

Locally owned Installation by licensed plumbers from JustUs Plumbing All systems are made in the USA! Free Estimate 512-598-5694

Visit NaturalBioHealth.com

13

ROUND ROCK EDITION • MARCH 2022

DEVELOPMENT UPDATES

Projects underway in Round Rock, Pugerville & Hutto

Officials approve amendments to RoundRock development code

CODE CHANGES

Round Rock ocials in February approved two amendments to the city’s planning and zoning code. Specic facets of the amendments include:

Specialty gyms: • Specialty gyms and sporting facilities may be allowed in light industrial zoning districts. • These facilities must be fully enclosed within a building. Townhomes: • Townhome structures may have a total height of three stories, up from the previously allowed 2.5. • No more than 5% of the collective total of units may be represented by structures of two townhouse units. • Buildings with the taller three- story height adjacent to single- family or duplex lots must have setbacks a minimum 20 feet in length.

• They must include tness-related activities and do not include indoor entertainment activities. • Structures, parking areas and refuse containers will not be permitted in these extended setbacks. • All buildings will

BY BROOKE SJOBERG

documents. The amendments allow develop- ers to locate such facilities without a ZBA review, permitting sports training centers and specialty gym uses under a light industrial zoning. Officials also approved an allowance for up to 5% of the total number of townhome units in a project to be within a structure of two connected units, as opposed to the current requirement of three connected units. Developers requested the con- sideration for flexibility to allow more efficient use of their sites, city documents state.

Round Rock officials approved development code amendments at a Feb. 10 regular meeting. The amendments concern land zoned for light industrial use and townhome requirements. “We’re just bringing this code up to today’s standards,” Planning and Zoning Director Brad Wiseman said. Current zoning and development code allows for specialty athletic facilities, often including gym- nastics or rock climbing gyms, in light industrial zoning districts if an exception is granted by a zoning board of adjusters, according to city

be required to be oriented so that no front or back of a structure or balcony overlooks single-family or duplex lots.

SOURCE: CITY OF ROUND ROCKCOMMUNITY IMPACT NEWSPAPER

Council approves agreementswith Fisher-Rosemount and SDCAustin

Newfire station to improve rural response times

BY BROOKE SJOBERG

LOUIS HENNA BLVD.

Round Rock City Council approved economic development agreements with Fisher-Rosemount Systems and SDC Austin LLC. The approvals came during a Feb. 24 City Council meeting. The agreement with SDC Austin LLC, a company seeking to bring a data cen- ter to the city, will bring 20 primary jobs to Round Rock over the course of five years. It will also result in $185 million in real property improvements and $5 million in business personal prop- erty investments at its 1300 Louis Henna Blvd. office. According to the performance-based agreement, upon demolition, completion and occupation of its facilities, SDC will receive up to $1 million in two separate payments from the Round Rock Transportation and Economic Development Corp. The agreement for electrical equipment manufacturer Fish- er-Rosemount Systems requires a minimum $9 million investment in real property improvements and business personal property through upgrading an existing facility at 1100

1

35

BY BRIAN RASH

45 TOLL

2

Area leaders attend a groundbreaking for Fire Station No. 6.

The newest fire station in Pflugerville could be complete in about 12-16 months, but due to ongoing global supply chain issues, that timeline could stretch to as long as two years. That is according to Nicholas Perkins, chief of Travis County Emergency Services District No. 2, who was one of several commu- nity leaders to speak at a Feb. 11 groundbreaking for what will be the district’s sixth fire station. The groundbreaking took place at 17221 Weiss Lane, Pflugerville. Perkins said once complete the new station will have three bays and house an aerial apparatus, or ladder truck, as well as a pickup truck that can provide more maneuverability for certain calls. Initial construction cost esti- mates for the new station were about $7.2 million, but Perkins said that has risen in recent weeks to about $7.4 million. PfISD donated the land for the new station, and Superintendent

A.W. GRIMES BLVD.

BRIAN RASHCOMMUNITY IMPACT NEWSPAPER

172

MOPAC

N

LAKE PFLUGERVILLE

1. Schlosser Development Corp.: • $185 million in real property improvements • $5 million in business personal property 2. Fisher-Rosemount: • $9 million in real property improvements and business personal property DOUBLE DEAL The two agreements will bring at least 70 jobs and additional investments to the city:

P

N

Doug Killian said that was a move that simply made sense. Right now, response times for emergency calls in that area are about 12 minutes. Perkins said Fire Station No. 6 will bring that figure down to below eight minutes, and he added that rapid growth in the area means it cannot come soon enough. “In three years’ time, we’ve added a minute to response times throughout the district,” Perkins said. “That’s how important it is. We need to get these things up and running.”

SOURCE: CITY OF ROUND ROCK COMMUNITY IMPACT NEWSPAPER

W. Louis Henna Blvd. It will also create up to 60 primary jobs. Once the terms of the agree- ment are met, Fisher-Rosemount Systems may receive two economic incentive payments totaling $500,000.

14

COMMUNITY IMPACT NEWSPAPER • COMMUNITYIMPACT.COM

City Council approves newmixed-use development alongWeiss Lane

BY CARSON GANONG

LAKE PFLUGERVILLE

A new 20-acre mixed-use develop- ment is on its way to Weiss Lane in Pflugerville. With a working name of Weiss Lane Mixed Use, the prospective development is located west of Weiss between Wolf Pack Drive and Pleasanton Parkway. Pflugerville City Council approved urban corri- dor zoning for the development at a Feb. 8 meeting. A presentation from developer Land Strategies Inc. stated the west end of the development will feature an apartment complex, and the east side will be used for commercial

P

N

space. Land Strategies representative Paul Linehan said the site’s value has much to do with its proximity to the Lakeside Meadows development, Weiss High School and the nearby Amazon distribution center.

Newmedical office building approved

Unmatched Academic Results Tour a campus at an Open House! Saturday, April 23, 11 a.m.–3 p.m.

BY CARSON GANONG

COLORADO SAND DR.

A 1.3-acre plot of land on the northeast corner of Colorado Sand Drive and East Pflugerville Parkway is planned to be the site of a new medical office. At a Feb. 8 meeting, Pflugerville City Council approved a specif- ic-use permit for the land, allowing developer JY Properties LLC to move forward with the project. A presentation from JY Properties indicates the office will be a two- story, approximately 15,000-square- foot building with two available

BAYLOR SCOTT & WHITE

130 TOLL

Challenger School offers uniquely fun and academic classes for preschool to eighth grade students. Our students learn to think for themselves and to value independence. Avery Ranch (PS–8) (512) 341-8000 15101 Avery Ranch Boulevard, Austin Round Rock (PS–1) (512) 255-8844 1521 Joyce Lane, Round Rock Spicewood Springs (PS–K) (512) 258-1299 13015 Pond Springs Road, Austi n

N

lease spaces. “Next to the hospital, medical facilities are very much in demand in the community,” Mayor Pro Tem Doug Weiss said.

Yonders Point to receive some updates

BY BROOKE SJOBERG

S

D .

Round Rock City Council approved a contract to bring additional ameni- ties to facilitate passive recreation at Yonders Point in Old Settlers Park. Partners Remodeling, Resto- ration and Waterproofing won the $260,880 contract during a Feb. 24 council meeting. Officials will pay for the contract through the city’s general, self-financed construction fund, and it covers site preparation and grading for the installation of a concrete plaza, masonry seat walls, flagpoles and flatwork.

Open Enrollment has begun!

OLD SETTLERS PARK

79

N

Yonders Point will also see improvements covered through work not attached to the contract. That includes the addition of trees and irrigation, according to the city. The project is expected to be mostly complete by Memorial Day.

© 2022, Challenger Schools Challenger School admits students of any race, color, and national or ethnic origin.

An independent private school offering preschool through eighth grade

15

ROUND ROCK EDITION • MARCH 2022

Now offering in-person and virtual tours Schedule a tour to receive $200 off

in a home-like setting Memory care

monthly rent New residents only. Cannot be combined with any other offer. 512-218-9757 www.alzcottages.com 2351 North AW Grimes Round Rock, TX 78665

Memory Care CHANDLER CREEK Memory Care CHANDLER CREEK

Facility ID: 106486

Facility ID: 030118,030119,104692

RANCH ROAD JEWELRY FREE WATCH BATTERY, WATCH LINK REMOVAL, CHAIN SOLDER OR JEWELRY APPRAISAL

Limit one per customer. Expires: 6/30/2022 Waterproofing and warranties available.

ranchroadjewelry.com | (512) 714-GOLD (4653) NEW LOCATION: 1400 E Whitestone Blvd #600, Cedar Park, TX 78613

Full Service Professional Tree Care

Serving Central Texas for Over 17 Years!

Visit us online for a full list of services leaftreeservicesatx.com Local Family Owned • High Customer Satisfaction • 24hr Emergency Services 512-670-6766 Call or Text Now For a Free Estimate

16

COMMUNITY IMPACT NEWSPAPER • COMMUNITYIMPACT.COM

GOVERNMENT Permits led for area residential development showlarge increases

In 2021, the total number of permits led for single-family, duplex and townhome residential developments increased substantially compared to 2020. Planning and Development Services Director Brad Wiseman said this is similar to other periods of signicant permit requests in Round Rock. PERMITS BACK ON THE RISE

BY BROOKE SJOBERG

still remains a major concern for current and prospective Round Rock residents. Wiseman said housing costs could ultimately prevent the city from reaching the record highs of led permits from the late 1990s and early 2000s. “I don’t know that we’ll get there,” Wiseman said. “Back then we were producing really aordable units. Right now, we’re not. These are expensive homes.” Wiseman also said some larger developments previously

New data from the city of Round Rock shows permit requests for residential developments have risen substantially from 2020-21. During a Feb. 4 work session of Round Rock City Council, Planning and Development Services Director Brad Wiseman said that in 2021, the total number of permits led for new construction of residential devel- opments for single-family homes, duplexes and townhomes grew by 72% year over year. “We’ve been on an uptrend every

1,717

X,xxx

2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021

1,226

X,xxx

1,423

X,xxx 1,449

1,255

1,476

1,148

797

324

291

252

243

267 262

“OUR TAXRATESMAY BE LOW, BUT THE PRICE TO PURCHASE AHOME NOW IS PAST $300,000. OUR CITIZENSWHOWORK INOUROWNHOSPITAL DON’TMAKE THAT $100,000 SALARY.” FRANK ORTEGA, ROUND ROCK CITY COUNCIL MEMBER FOR PLACE 4

438

72%: Increase in requests for residential development permits in Round Rock from 2020-21.

year, but 2021 was just unlike anything we’ve seen, particularly in single-family residential,” Wiseman said. The city has 1,200 multifamily units under construction

anticipated to take up to 10 years to fully build out, such as the K.B. Home Salerno planned community that

386

457

727

919

653

471

813

is expected to bring just over 1,100 units of housing, are now anticipated to be complete within ve years. Place 4 Council Member Frank Ortega expressed concerns regarding the availability of aordable housing and an interest in working with developers to bring more aord- able options. Wiseman suggested allowing for more high-density developments could remedy some of the cost barriers. “Our tax rates may be low, but the price to purchase a home now is past $300,000,” Ortega said. “Our citizens who work in our own hospital don’t make that $100,000 salary.” Backing Ortega’s assertion, gures on local housing costs reveal a dramatic rise in local residential home prices. Data from the Austin Board of Realtors shows in Round Rock, Pugerville and Hutto, the median sales price of a home in January 2022 was $450,800. Just one year prior, the median price was $325,000. The January ABoR report also highlighted the need for aordable housing in the area, as supply chain issues are causing

0

500

1,000 NUMBER OF PERMITS

1,500

2,000

and received double the number of planned unit development applica- tions in 2021 than in the previous year, Wiseman said. City gures show a total of 715 permits for single-family residential developments were submitted in 2021, along with 98 for townhomes. That is up from 437 single-family permits and ve townhome project permits in 2020. Going back to the early 2000s, Wiseman said growth in the city was explosive. From 2000-05, between 1,200 and 1,700 permits were led each year. However, in 2006 permit requests began to drop, and 2007 was down to less than 800. By 2011, permit requests began to expand and increase nearly each year after that along with housing costs. Exceptions include dips in permit requests in 2015 and from 2018-20, but numbers increased drastically again in 2021. Community Impact Newspaper reported in January that despite growth in the availability and variety of home types, aordability

SOURCE: CITY OF ROUND ROCKCOMMUNITY IMPACT NEWSPAPER

The rising cost of houses in Round Rock, Pugerville and Hutto has been an ongoing issue for city sta trying to nd ways to facilitate aordable development. SKYROCKETING HOUSING COSTS

MEDIAN HOME SALES PRICE

$325,000 JANUARY 2021:

$450,800 JANUARY 2022:

AN INCREASE OF 38.7%

SOURCE: AUSTIN BOARD OF REALTORSCOMMUNITY IMPACT NEWSPAPER

delays in completion of housing developments. Round Rock real estate agent Naomi Westgard said most of the new construction she is seeing is the standard single-family home, not the multifamily units that Wiseman said would help with aordability.

“You have to keep up with the market,” Westgard said. “All around this area, prices are going up. You’re not going to have an investor buy a piece of land and build homes on it and make them cost less than the neighborhood across the street that has the exact same thing.”

17

ROUND ROCK EDITION • MARCH 2022

Page 1
Page 2
Page 3
Page 4
Page 5
Page 6
Page 7
Page 8
Page 9
Page 10
Page 11
Page 12
Page 13
Page 14
Page 15
Page 16
Page 17
Page 18
Page 19
Page 20
Page 21
Page 22
Page 23
Page 24
Page 25
Page 26
Page 27
Page 28
Page 29
Page 30
Page 31
Page 32
Page 33
Page 34
Page 35
Page 36
Page 37
Page 38
Page 39
Page 40
Page 41
Page 42
Page 43
Page 44
Page 45
Page 46
Page 47
Page 48

communityimpact.com

Powered by

FlippingBook

Source

Similar Posts