Preserve the Future of west Cedar Park

Preserve the Future of west Cedar Park

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Jennifer Duncan started this petition to Cedar Park Planning & Zoning commission Preserve the Future of West Cedar Park

We, the concerned residents of west Cedar Park, oppose the proposal presented by JMM PTLP, Ltd, on behalf of Amazon, to change the designation of a 17-acre tract at 2225 W. Whitestone Boulevard (northwest corner of Anderson Mill and 1431) from regional office/retail/commercial to heavy commercial and a rezoning of the property from general business to light industrial.

The proposal calls for a 98,000 sq ft Amazon warehouse and distribution center with 170 general parking spaces, 370 van spaces, and 40 loading spots to accommodate 18-wheel trucks. The current zoning was approved by the Cedar Park City Council in its 2014 Comprehensive Plan.

The potentially impacted neighborhoods recognize the value Amazon could bring to the Cedar Park tax base and community, but oppose the proposed rezoning and warehouse and distribution center in this particular location for multiple reasons:

Sites already exist elsewhere with the desired designation/zoning for Amazon’s proposed operations

  • Other sites in Cedar Park are already designated for heavy commercial and zoned for light industrial zoning — including along the 183A corridor and farther away from residential neighborhoods — that would be more appropriate for this type of warehouse and distribution center.  
     

Traffic in west Cedar Park is already congested, and rezoning would make it worse

  • The Amazon proposal calls for more than 550 parking spots to accommodate the constant stream of 18-wheelers, 150 delivery vans — up to 370 in peak seasons — and employees and contract drivers who will be using Anderson Mill Road, which serves as a primary entrance to both Whitestone Oaks and Carriage Hills subdivisions. This would bring additional traffic stress and additional safety issues to an area already facing major transportation capacity concerns. Traffic in the vicinity is already a major challenge. Expansion of 1431 is not planned for at least another 3-5 years, and does not address the additional complications a 24-hour distribution center would bring to Anderson Mill Road and nearby neighborhoods.
     

Rezoning could impair possibilities for redeveloping the quarry and the area at large

  • The Cedar Park City Council has not yet held public hearings on the findings of the feasibility study and possibilities for the 216-acre Lime Creek Quarry on the south side of 1431. Any change in zoning on the west side of Cedar Park should take into consideration the redevelopment potential of the quarry rather than limit it. The visions for east and central Cedar Park are becoming clear with development plans for Indigo Ridge and the Bell Boulevard Project, respectively. The greater vision for west Cedar Park should be discussed before spot rezoning in a vacuum creates a slippery slope and risks the gateway to the Hill Country not reflecting the high standards exemplified in the vision for the rest of Cedar Park.
     

The proposed rezoning is not good for the surrounding residents and neighborhood. It is not good for the vision of west Cedar Park. And it is not good for Cedar Park overall. We ask the Cedar Park Planning & Zoning Commission to reject this rezoning and encourage Amazon to choose another, more suitable location for its warehouse and distribution center.

Please sign the petition to tell the Cedar Park Planning & Zoning Commission and the Cedar Park City Council to reject this rezoning and encourage Amazon to choose another, more suitable location for its warehouse and distribution center. Tell them to:

Preserve The Future of West Cedar Park! 

Prevent Industrial Rezoning of Anderson Mill & 1431!

Join the Facebook group: Facebook.com/PreserveWestCedarPark

Website coming soon: PreserveWestCedarPark.com

Contact: info@PreserveWestCedarPark.com 

 

 

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