Constructionof industrial projects continues to skyrocket inGeorgetown
rst master-planned speculative indus- trial site called NorthPark35 on 146 acres. The rst phase of the project, two Class A buildings totaling 330,000 square feet, has been completed, and the second phase, two additional build- ings oering 469,736 square feet of speculative space, will be nished in 2022. Titan Development’s success, the region’s growth along its major corri- dors outside urban areas and Tesla’s April 7 opening of its Gigafactory south- east of Austin was really the “linchpin” for Georgetown, Dollar said. “Because of this big move and the growing demand for distribution cen- ters and production manufacturing closer to population centers, specu- lative development really took o in Georgetown,” Dollar said. As of early 2022, Round Rock has 176,534 square feet of industrial space under construction while George- town has 1,716,628 square feet under construction in the same time frame, according to data from commercial real estate rm CBRE. Additionally, CBRE data shows out of the 57,948,513 total rentable area in the Austin metro as of early 2022, Georgetown has 2,490,630 square feet of that total, or 4.3%. CONTINUED ON 22
In 2021, Georgetown became home to nine major commercial and indus- trial projects totaling $422 million in investments and 382 new jobs. So far in 2022, several economic agreements, ground breakings and property acquisitions have already occurred. Georgetown Director of Eco- nomic Development Michaela Dollar said the city has close to 6.5 million square feet of industrial or ex space under construction. “Prior to COVID-19, there wasn’t a big demand for spec development,” Dollar said. “Now with more than seven con- tracts underway, Georgetown is earn- ing recognition from developers and industrial proprietors nationwide.” However, Dollar said the adding of more speculative development, which is a project built without any leased tenants, is one of four goals identied in the 2018 Georgetown Economic Development Strategic Plan. “Having these companies settle in Georgetown will help boost our local economy, drive our real estate market and diversify our labor shed,” she said. Attracting industrial space In November 2020, Titan Develop- ment broke ground on Georgetown’s
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Each year since 2019, Georgetown has added new commercial and industrial developments, bringing jobs
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Georgetown High School at Birkelbach Field. www.georgetownisd.org JUNE 04 JAMOUT AND FILL UP ON BARBECUE AND FUN The Troubadour Festival will bring more than 40 barbecue restaurants, including Georgetown-based Brisket Country, together for the inaugural Georgetown event. The concert will feature the Josh Abbott Band and Flatland Cavalry, among others. Chairs and blankets are permitted. Noon (VIP entry), 4 p.m. (gates open for concert). $60-$225 (free for children age 10 and younger). www.troubadourfestival.com 06 THROUGH 10 CONTINUE YOUR EDUCATION Nonprot organization Senior University will bring back its weeklong summer session after a two-year hiatus. Topics discussed will include history, science, music and everyday living. Those who participate must be Senior University members, which costs $50 per year and is geared for those age 50 and older. 9 a.m. $50 (session). Virtual and at Southwestern University, 1001 E. University Ave., Georgetown. 512-863-1680. www.senioruniv.org
contact Customer Care at 512-930-3640 or email@example.com to have their name placed on the list. 3-5 p.m. Free. Old show barn site at San Gabriel Park, 425 E. Morrow St., Georgetown. https://recycle.georgetown.org 21 DIG DEEP INTO THE PAST OF AHISTORIC CAVERN Vertebrate paleontologist John Moretti will give a tour and discuss Ice Age animals, including sabertooth cats, and climate at Inner Space Cavern. The tour is a new series based on Moretti’s research of the cave and will recur monthly. Reservations are required, and the minimum age is 6 years old. 6:30 p.m. (check-in 6 p.m.). $18.95 (children ages 6-12), $26.95 plus tax (age 13 and older). 4200 S. I-35, Georgetown. 512-931-2283. www.innerspacecavern.com 27 BREAK FOR SUMMER School will let out for summer with an early-release day for Georgetown ISD students. The district will also hold graduation ceremonies for its high school seniors: May 26 at 7 p.m. for Richarte High School at The Klett Performing Arts Center, 2211 N. Austin Ave.; May 27 at 8 p.m. for East View High School at the Birkelbach Field, 2275 N. Austin Ave.; and May 28 at 8 p.m. for
DANCE TO THEMUSIC The Austin Square and Round Dance Association will host two days of Western- themed workshops and dances. Both days will include evening dances, and singles are welcome. Residents may watch for free. $15-$45. 2-10 p.m. (May 13), 9 a.m.- 10 p.m. (May 14). Georgetown Community Center, 455 E. Morrow St., Georgetown; and Christ Lutheran Church, 510 Luther Drive, Georgetown. www.asrda.org 15 & JUNE 20 THROUGH 26 ROCKOUT TO BACH The Texas Bach Festival will bring back the sounds of J.S. Bach, Beethoven, Brahms and other composers. 2 p.m. (May 15), 8 p.m. (June 20-25), 3 p.m. (June 26). Free (May 15), $25-$30 (June 20-26). Various locations. www.texasbachfestival.org 18 GET RIDOF HAZARDOUS ITEMS The city of Georgetown will collect hazardous household items such as batteries, chemicals, light bulbs, used oil and lters, gasoline, paint and propane bottles. The city only has space for 200 Texas Disposal Systems solid waste customers, so Georgetown residents must
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TRANSPORTATIONUPDATES TxDOT declares 2021 second-deadliest year for Texas roadways; trac deaths up 15%over 2020
TRAFFIC TRAGEDIES While most trac crashes did not result in injuries, thousands of Texans died
Roadways are becoming increas- ingly deadly, according to a news release from the Texas Department of Transportation that detailed ndings that are part of a larger issue nationwide. TxDOT reported in March there were more than 4,480 deaths on Texas roads in 2021, making it the second-deadliest year behind 1981, which had over 4,701 deaths. Roadway deaths are also on the rise nationwide. Ocials reported an estimated 20,160 people died from vehicular crashes in the rst half of 2021, an 18.4% increase from 2020. Texas saw an increase of almost 15% from 2020-21. TxDOT ocials elaborated on the shared responsibility drivers, roadway engineers and law enforcement have to reduce deaths on Texas roads. “Driver behavior is one of the causes but also one of the most important solutions,” Transportation Commissioner Laura Ryan said in a news release. “This is not blame. These are facts. We all have a role. TxDOT can do more, and we accept that responsibility. The driving public can do more. For instance, in 2021, a total of 1,522 people were killed because of speed, and a total of 1,219 were killed because they were not wearing a seat belt. These were decisions made by people that could have potentially saved 2,741 lives.” Art Markman, a psychology professor at The University of Texas, informed TxDOT leaders and
or faced serious injuries on the roads in 2021. Reported vehicle crashes in Texas in 2021
UPCOMING PROJECTS Funding sources: Capital Area Metro- politan Planning Organization, TxDOT I-35 improvements In April, the Texas Department of Transportation began constructing designated turn lanes at the Williams Drive and Austin Avenue intersection as well as widening the southbound I-35 frontage road, south of the San Gabriel bridge. Timeline: early 2022-summer 2023 Cost: $61.7 million
137.4K Possible injuries 100.4K Unknown injuries
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transportation stakeholders at the annual Texas Transportation Forum in February about coronavirus-related pressures that have had a negative impact on Texas roadways. “We have to remind people that they are part of a community,” Markman said. “We have to start considering everyone as part of our community. If we don’t do that, there are going to be all sorts of negative consequences ... [including] negative consequences on the road.” The release provided information on initiatives TxDOT is researching and studying before implementing to aid in roadway safety. Some of the initiatives include trac safety campaigns and law enforcement funding grants as well as proven
life-saving roadway designs. TxDOT is also reviewing crash data to identify areas where drivers are more likely to crash and will use its ndings to focus improvement initiatives on those areas and share the data with the driving population. Ocials within the agency believe the implementation of the above ini- tiatives and focusing on engineering and enforcement will greatly reduce the number of deaths on Texas roads. “But make no mistake: This is an urgent call to action for all of us behind the wheel,” Ryan said. “We can do better. We should do better. We must do better—for ourselves, our loved ones and our larger community of Texans. Not a single death on our roadways is acceptable.”
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Projects underway in the Georgetown area
HEB Construction started in April on the new 117,000-square-foot H-E-B in Wolf Lakes Village in Georgetown, said Donald McLachlan, one of the proprietors of the development. The grocery store will include a barbecue restaurant, a car wash and a fuel station. H-E-B plans to open in spring 2023. McLachlan and his wife, Iva, shared a presentation April 11 with local developers that provided construction updates regarding the 164-acre mixed-use tax increment reinvestment zone, or TIRZ. Seton Medical Center will transform 12 acres into a multistory medical oce and surgical center starting in June. The McLachlans’ other properties include Wolf Ranch Town Center, Wolf Ranch North and Wolf Ranch Hillwood. Georgetown and Williamson County approved the $130 million Wolf Lakes Village TIRZ in 2018. Space: 117,000 square feet Timeline: April 2022-spring 2023
SELFSTORAGE UNIT Georgetown City Council approved the second reading of a special-use permit for indoor self-storage at its April 12 meeting. The property owner of 4402 Williams Drive requested to construct two indoor self-storage buildings. Each will be three stories, or 39 feet, tall. The building closest to D.B. Wood Road will be about 48,000 square feet, and the second building will be about 99,000 square feet. The local commercial zoning district has a maximum building height of 40 feet. The letter of intent provided by Austin Civil Engineering states the facility will be “a luxury high- end multilevel and drive-up-level secured storage facility for the businesses and residents within the Georgetown community.” Tenants will be able to access their units after hours through a secure gate and secure smart lock systems. Space: 48,000 square feet; 99,000 square feet Timeline: TBD
POTENTIAL SINGLEFAMILY NEIGHBORHOOD On April 26, Georgetown City Council approved the rst reading of a voluntary annexation of 38.24 acres at 3307 and 3311 Hwy. 29. The applicant wishes to develop a single-family subdivision called Riverstone on the property, which has a future land-use designation of mixed- density neighborhood. However, there is no zoning designation on the property as it is located in the city’s extraterritorial jurisdiction. The property has three residential structures on it connected by a private drive with access to Hwy. 29. The remainder of the property, which backs up to the South Fork of the San Gabriel River, is undeveloped and hosts a dense array of trees and foliage. A second reading vote on the annexation will occur at the next City Council meeting May 10. Space: 38.24 acres Timeline: TBD
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Georgetown ISD board of trustees Meets May 16 at 7 p.m. in the Hammerlun Center for Leadership and Learning, 507 E. University Ave., Georgetown MEETINGSWE COVER Cargill on April 14. Cargill’s design showcases a gray background with pops of vibrant colors in poppy owers along the bottom of the mural. In the middle of the mural are the words “Be Your Own Person.” DISTRICT HIGHLIGHTS GEORGETOWN ISD The board of trustees named Michael Wall as the new East View High School head football coach during a board meeting April 19. According to a release, Wall previously served as the oensive coordinator and quarterback coach at Georgetown High School from 2010-12. Wall comes from Willis High School in Willis, Texas, where he worked as the director of athletics and head football coach. He has coached in seven state title games, winning four state championship rings. GEORGETOWN ISD Students at Forbes Middle School began the installation of a mural designed by Forbes eighth grader Kelsie
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HARMONY PUBLIC SCHOOLS Georgetown City Council gave preliminary approval to a municipal agreement with Harmony Public Schools at its April 12 meeting, allowing the charter school system to move forward with plans to build two new schools. The agreement presents the annex- ation of 28 acres between Blue Ridge Drive and FM 1460. The property sits behind the Parallax at Georgetown and is almost adjacent to the Citigroup Data Center. According to Harmony Public Schools, the property will be used to house two new campuses that will be opening in the next ve years. The rst campus will be an elemen- tary school that is scheduled to open in August 2024. The second campus will be a combined middle and high school that is tentatively scheduled to open in August 2026. The initial construction cost for both campuses was projected at $12
million, although Harmony Public Schools leadership has budgeted additional funding due to potential ination costs aecting the construc- tion industry. A contractor has not been selected. To date, Harmony Public Schools has 58 Texas campuses that provide K-12 education focused on science, technology, engineering and math, including ve campuses in Austin, one in Cedar Park and one in Puger- ville. Chief Communications Ocer John Boyd said the charter school system is planning to open its eighth Central Texas campus—the Harmony Science Academy-Leander—in August 2023. The two Georgetown campuses will be the organization’s ninth and 11th schools in Central Texas. The agreement, which requires the city of Georgetown to provide services, such as re protection, emergency services and stormwater utilities to the annexed land, will go before council again for nal approval.
CLEARING THEWAY FOR NEWCAMPUSES Harmony Public Schools is planning to build an elementary school and a combined middle and high school on 28 acres of land recently annexed by Georgetown.
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According to the Georgetown Future Land Use Plan, the land is currently zoned for an employment center, open space and mixed-density neighborhood.
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City selects site for rst downtown parking garage GEORGETOWN City Council selected Tamiro Plaza as the ocial site for the city’s rst downtown parking garage BY HUNTER TERRELL A LAND SWAP In order acquire Tamiro Plaza, Georgetown is trading two city-owned parking lots with it’s owner.
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at its March 22 workshop. More recently, the council approved a professional services agreement contracting WGI Engineering Firm in the amount of $825,000 for the architectural design of the garage at its April 26 meeting. Tamiro Plaza is a privately owned lot between South Austin Avenue and Sixth Street. In order to acquire the site, two city-owned properties will have to be swapped. Both the city properties and Tamiro Plaza are approxi- mately 0.6 acres in size, according to the city. Jennifer Bettiol, Georgetown capital improvement projects manager, said Tamiro Plaza will house a four-level garage that will alleviate congestion on the Square. Two design proposals were presented to City Council at the workshop. One would bring 231 parking spaces and would include a 4,900-square-foot retail space. Three levels would be above ground, with a fourth level under- ground. The projected price is $14,422,295. The second option would also have four levels, all above ground. It would bring 292 spaces and a 6,300-square-foot retail space for $13,867,234. Other soft costs include replat- ting, a topographic survey and demolition. Funding will be provided by the remaining 2019 certi- cates of obligation, the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021
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Georgetown City Council Meets May 10 and 24 at 6 p.m. at 510 W. Ninth St., Georgetown. 512-931-7715. www.georgetown.org Williamson County Commissioners Court Meets May 10, 17, 24, 31 and June 7 at 9:30 a.m. at 710 S. Main St., Georgetown. 512-943-1550. www.wilco.org MEETINGSWE COVER Georgetown issued an alert late April 25 asking residents to “immediately limit water use” due to a re at a transformer that caused the city’s largest water treatment plant’s pump station and intake pump to go down. The issue was resolved overnight, and the emergency request was lifted April 26. WILLIAMSONCOUNTY Samsung Austin Semiconductor donated $10,000 to the Williamson County Farm Bureau’s Rural Relief Fund, which aims to help rural residents recover from the recent tornadoes that hit the county. The fund was up to about $50,000 as of mid-April. The bureau is accepting applications through May 31, and funds will be distributed by the end of June. Commissioners voted unanimously in favor of participating in a pilot program with Flock Group Inc. to install 25 rear license plate-reading cameras in an eort to reduce crime throughout the county. Sheri Mike Gleason said the yearlong pilot program is free to participate in. If Williamson County decides to keep the cameras at the end of the pilot, it will cost $68,750 to purchase and install them, according to county documents. While Williamson County did not provide exact locations where the Flock cameras will be installed, Gleason said they will be located in unincorporated areas and used to aid investigations. GEORGETOWN The city of
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and city tax revenue through the downtown tax increment reinvestment zone. No bond will be issued. The design process is expected to take six weeks; the plan review will last 10 weeks; and construction will take anywhere between 12 and 14 months. Completion is slated for spring 2024. WGI, based in Frisco, has completed over 2,000 park- ing-based projects nationwide. Georgetown began work with WGI in 2020.
2022 State of the City showcases high growth
Georgetown City Council approves pedicab ordinance
GEORGETOWN During the annual State of the City address April 13, Mayor Josh Schroeder and City Manager David Morgan highlighted accomplishments from 2021 and previewed plans for 2022. In scal year 2020-21, George- town saw about 2,500 new housing developments within city limits, indicating more than 5,000 people moved to the city, Schroeder said. As a result, ocials said the city gained more than 5,200 water util- ity customers, demonstrating the need for the expansion of the North Lake water plant, the construction of the new South Lake treatment plant, and the importance of water and wastewater ordinances. Schroeder said Georgetown received more than $42 million in sales tax revenue, an $8 million increase from 2020. “We work hard to keep George- town’s cost of services as low as
GEORGETOWN An ordinance on the operation of pedicabs in George- town was approved on second reading at City Council’s April 12 meeting. There has been entrepreneurial interest expressed for pedicabs within the city limits for the past several years, city documents show. The new ordinance will provide licensing and regulation of the pedicab businesses, operators and the pedicabs themselves. Pedicab operators will have to pay a $20 nonrefundable annual licensing fee as well as provide proof of insurance, inspection and appropriate licenses. The Georgetown Police Department may deny or revoke permits at any time. The ordinance also addresses where pedicabs may lawfully be operated. A sunset clause has been added to the ordinance, so that it is set to expire April 13, 2023, at which time City Council may continue or modify it.
Mayor Josh Schroeder spoke April 13 at the 2022 State of the City.
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possible,” Schroeder said. Reports show Georgetown has a property tax rate of $0.401, the second lowest in the area behind Round Rock at $0.39. The nearby city of Taylor has a $0.77 property tax rate. Other talking points included the Georgetown Parks and Recre- ation Master Plan, transportation updates, utility needs and ongoing development projects. “Infrastructure and long-range planning continue to be a top priority in order to meet the needs of the community and anticipated growth,” Schroeder said. With the May 2021 bond provid- ing $120 million of transportation funding, Morgan said Georgetown will begin design on several proj- ects to break ground in 2023.
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As the number of senior adults nationwide and in the Georgetown area continues to grow, so does the demand for residential options. These facilities oer housing for seniors or services to help them age in their homes and communities. Learn more about how the dierent facilities vary and cater services to the needs of senior residents. The following list is not comprehensive. Key/denitions 5 Independent - living communities cater to older adults with limited care needs. Most include amenities, such as tness programs, housekeeping, communal meals and more. 5 Assisted-living communities specialize in providing care and supervision. These facilities frequently oer a full range of amenities as well as limited medical assistance. 5 Memory care facilities specialize in providing care to seniors with Alzheimer’s, dementia and other cognitive issues. Sta members are trained to help residents manage these diseases. 5 Hospice care is intended to relieve symptoms and suering associated with a terminal illness in those who have been given six months or less to live. Patients must choose to forgo further curative treatment. 5 Nursing home/skilled nursing facilities provide care to those with illnesses or mental conditions that require full-time monitoring and medical care. 5 Mixed-use facilities oer some or all of these services.
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13 PLATINUM RESORT ASSISTED LIVING AND MEMORY CARE 1 1 208 Mesa Drive 512-580-8037 www.platinumresortassistedliving. com 14 ROCKY HOLLOW LAKEHOUSE 1 1 1650 CR 245 254-793-2311 https://rockyhollowlakehouse.com 15 SAN GABRIEL SENIOR VILLAGE APARTMENTS 2101 Railroad Ave. 512-864-9475 www.merrittcommunities.com 16 SEDRO TRAIL ASSISTED LIVING & MEMORY CARE 1 1 292 Sedro Trail 512-943-4837 www.sedrotrailassistedliving.com 17 SUN CITY TEXAS 2 Texas Drive 512-948-7392 www.delwebb.com 18 TIFFIN HOUSE ASSISTED LIVING AND MEMORY CARE 1 1 84 Woodcrest Road 512-718-4280
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