Controversial Steiner Ranch tract set for 106 condos, Neighborhood association says it’ll cause traffic challenges

Mixed-Use No. 14, a roughly 80-acre tract on North Quinlan Park Road near the RM 620 entrance to Steiner Ranch, is being developed as a 106 homesite residential project. Photo by Leslee Bassman

By LESLEE BASSMAN, Four Points News

One of the last open tracts in Steiner Ranch, designated multiuse or MU-14, will be developed into a neighborhood of 106 detached condominium homes, individual homesites within a condominium regime, confirmed Danielle Tocco, communications vice president of Lennar Corporation. The 4801 N. Quinlan Park Rd. site is owned by CalAtlantic Homes which merged with Lennar Corporation Feb. 12. On that same date, CalAtlantic filed an extension to the project’s existing site plan, city of Austin permit documents show.

Tocco did not provide information on the residential development’s timeline but said “the project has started and we have broken ground.”

“(The neighborhood will be) the last and final opportunity to own a home in Steiner Ranch,” Tocco said in an email.

The developer is clearning the MU14 site to prepare for construction of 106 condos. Photo by Adam Kristoff


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ViperBots advance to regionals


Photos by Brandon Burkhardt 

The Vandegrift ViperBots are advancing to regionals – all eight FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) teams.

Seven ViperBot teams advanced out of the Austin Metro League Championship held Feb. 3 where 46 teams from Austin and the surrounding area competed for one of 12 spots to the Alamo FTC Regional Championship on Feb. 16 – 17 at VHS.  

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Viper Nation Gala raises tens of thousands for education


By LYNETTE HAALAND, Four Points News

More than 300 guests attended the 8th annual Viper Nation Gala on Saturday night and raised tens of thousands of dollars for educational initiatives of the Viper Nation Education Foundation.

Dan Troxell, Leander ISD superintendent, and Don Christian, president and CEO of Concordia University Texas, both spoke at the Feb. 10 event at the J.W. Marriott in downtown Austin. They gave inspiring words on the importance of building tomorrow’s leaders within the school classrooms.

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Steiner oak wilt update

No pruning till June 30

By LYNETTE HAALAND, Four Points News

Oak wilt — an infectious disease that kills trees — has been confirmed in Steiner Ranch and the homeowners association is reminding residents how to help prevent the destructive tree fungus.

Steiner Ranch has an exceptionally low occurrence of oak wilt centers, said Clay Bales, forester from the Texas A&M Forest Service, Continue reading