Bryson subdivision gas station planned

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During last week’s meeting, the Leander City Council discussed a high-end gas station that is planned in front of the Bryson subdivision. The development would include a fuel station, a convenience store and neighborhood retail.

The council approved a request to amend the zoning of a planned unit development (PUD) near the 183A Toll and Bryson Ridge Trail. The 9.4-acre property is in the boundaries of Leander’s transit-oriented development in the city’s neighborhood center and commercial corridor land use categories. 

The developer wants to build the Bryson gas station development in a section of the property within the commercial corridor, as well as a retail and office building in the neighborhood center. 

According to Kristiana Beck, senior vice president at Cook Commercial Real Estate, a few of the people planning the development are the inventors of Quicke Pickie, which is a gourmet convenience store with Austin locations that describes themselves as “part convenience grocery, part café, part beer joint.”

“They build a quality product,” Beck said.

 She said these stores have organic food, craft beers, a deli, a coffee bar and wine.

City documents state that the proposed store would encompass 1.94 acres of the total 9.423-acre property. The convenience store and gas station would be built in Phase 1. Neighborhood retail offices would be developed in Phase 2.

Beck said the Bryson subdivision developer confirmed that the neighborhood conveniences would benefit residents of the subdivision.

 The council approved the first reading of the ordinance. It will come back again for a second reading during their next meeting on April 6. 

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