Zilker Neighborhood Association
Austin, Texas 78704

Taco PUD
(1211 West Riverside Dr)

This is the proposed hotel project at 1211 West Riverside Dr (the southeast corner of South Lamar Blvd and West Riverside Dr), formerly the site of Taco Cabana and is located within the Waterfront Overlay. The project address has also been referred to as 211 South Lamar Blvd. The image to the left is the applicant's redering of what the project will look like.

In 2013, the City Council approved an ordinance changing the zoning from CS/CS-V to PUD and allowed an increase in height from 60 feet to 96 feet. ZNA opposed the ordinance because the height increase is inconsistent with the desire to prevent tall buildings close to the lake and park and because LDC § 25-2-144 (D) requires that "a PUD district must include at least 10 acres of land, unless the property is characterized by special circumstances, including unique topographic constraints." The City staff concluded that the site is characterized by special circumstances. ZNA believes this was flawed a conclusion, but the staff's justification is given in the Staff Report. In approving the height increase, the City Council also allowed condominium residential, multi-family residential, cocktail lounges (<5,000sf), and liquor sales (<2,500sf) uses, but specifically prohibited a number of uses (e.g., hotel use) that would typically be allowed in CS zoning and the Waterfront Overlay. Under the new PUD zoning, if the developers limited the height to 60 feet, all uses given in CS zoning and the Waterfront Overlay would be allowed. At that time, a multi-residential building was proposed by the developer involved with the project. That project never proceeded past the PUD rezoning phase.

On 20 Nov 2018, a new developer submitted an application to amend the zoning ordinance to allow a previously prohibited use (i.e, a hotel) and to also change other requirements in the ordinance. Under the current PUD zoning ordinance, the developer can still build a hotel without a zoning change if the height is limited to 60 feet. The ZNA Executive Committee opposed the new application to amend the zoning ordinance since a 60-foot hotel can still be built without changing the zoning ordinance approved by the City Council in 2013, and the proposed PUD project does not seem to comply with the Waterfront Overlay Code Requirements and Traffic Impact Analysis Requirements.

Plan Review Application (Case 2019-043056 PR)

Site Plan for Project Construction (Reference File Name SP-2019-0056C)

This is the site plan for construction of the project. The site plan permit was issued 13 Mar 2020.

Sheet links shown below were current as of Site Plan Correction 2 above and may not be the lastest sheet if there have been subsequent corrections. If there are later corrections for this site plan, it will be so indicated on the Cover Sheet (Sheet 1) found at the "AB+C Site Plan and Pages" link above under "Folder Attachment" along with the corrected sheet(s). The highest number in parenthesis on the City's webpage will be the lastest sheet from the latest site plan correction. You can use the following Sheet Index Table to locate a given sheet number. If there were corrections to a sheet, a link to the original sheet will usually be shown on AB+C as well.

Sheet Title
1 Cover Sheet
2 Note Sheet
3 Plat Sheet
4 Existing Conditions Sheet
5 Demolition Plan
6 Erosion, Sedimentation Control, and Tree Protection Sheet
7 Erosion Control Details
8 Site Plan
9 Parking Garage Plans
10 Site Plan Details 1
11 Site Plan Details 2
12 Site Plan Details 3
13 Austin Water utility Sheet
14 Utility Plan
15 Utility Profiles 1
16 Utility Profiles 2
17 Utility Details 1
18 Utility Details 2
19 Utility Details 3
20 Dimension Control Plan
21 Grading Plan
Sheet Title
22 Existing Drainage Plan
23 Proposed Drainage Plan
24 Overall Water Quality Plan
25 Rain Garden Plan
26 Rain Garden Details
27 Rainwater harvesting Plan & Details
28 Landscape Plan
29 Landscape Details
30 Landscape Details
31 Irrigation Plan
32 Irrigation Details
33 Architectural Elevations
34 Architectural Sections
35 Riverside Sidewalk Extension
36 Zoning and Subchapter E Compliance Plan
37 Private Lift Station & Specifications
38 Pavement Restoration Plan
39 Deck & Miscellaneous Details 1
40 Deck & Miscellaneous Details 2
41 Retaining Wall Structural Details

These are the applicable documents from the Site Plan application process:

Site Plan for Project Demolition and Stormline Relocation (Reference File Name SP-2018-0614D)

There is a separate site plan for demolition and stormline relocation at the project site.

These are the applicable documents from the application process:.

Zoning Change Application (Case 2018-199452 ZC; Reference File Name C814-2012-0160.01)

Case Information:

Public Hearings:

Resubdivision Application (Case 2019-082333 C8; Reference File C8-2016-0055.01.1A)

An application was submitted to subdivide the Paggi House Subdivision into two lots.

Zoning Change Application (Case 2012-125682 ZC; Reference File Name xxx)

This was the original 2013 zoning change to a PUD file 19 Dec 2012.

Case Information:

Public Hearings:

Creation of Paggi House Subdivision (Case 2012-077812 C8; Reference File C8-2012-0122.0A)

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