Aura High Pointe is approved to build 333 apartments off bypass

This is the approved site plan of Aura High Pointe Village apartment complex off the new bypass at 6701 RM 620 North, near the 2222 intersection. The 65-acre site is to have five buildings including two four-story, two three-story and a single story clubhouse.

The Aura High Pointe project site at 6701 RM 620 N. has been cleared of trees over the last weeks. Impervious cover is allowed on 32.5 acres of the 65-acre site, according to site plans.

By LYNETTE HAALAND, Four Points News

Aura High Pointe was approved last week to build 333 new apartments on the property at 6701 RM 620 N. adjacent to the new bypass road and not far from the intersection with RM 2222. 

The project consists of two 4-story wood-framed apartment buildings, two 3-story wood-framed apartment buildings, a single-story club building and a leasing building, a swimming pool, parking, and drive areas, according to the geotechnical engineering report.

“It appears this project was approved in Expedited Review on September 30, 2022. Permits related to building plans, electrical, mechanical and plumbing, appear to be pending,” said Robbie Searcy, Public Information Specialist at City of Austin Development Services Department.

The site plan was submitted March 31 and issued last week on September 30.  

The site plan approved the “new construction of a multi-family residential complex including a leasing office and business amenity with pool and detached carports.”

The main entrance is off RM 620, closer to BBQ Outfitters. Plans show an emergency-only access to the 620/2222 connector bypass.

The five-building complex is in the River Place subdivision in the Panther Hollow and Lake Travis water supply rural watershed.

Impervious cover is allowed on 32.5 acres of the 65-acre site, according to site plans.

The owner of the Four Points site is listed as PRIII TRG High Pointe Owner, LP and the Dallas-based developer of the project is Trinsic Residential Group.

TRG targets prime regions across the United States and lists two dozen project sites in Texas on its website including Aura on Lamar, Aura Thirty2, Aura Riverside, and Aura 33Hundred in Austin and Aura 26Hundred in Round Rock.

A year ago, TRG opened the new Aura Avery Ranch at 13100 Avery Ranch Blvd. The 339-unit, class A apartment community is south of Cedar Park and located off HWY 183A and not far from Lakeline Boulevard. Spanning across 16 acres, Aura Avery Ranch has more than 300 mature trees and is in Leander ISD.

The community has high-end interior finishes, including stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, designer backsplash, wood-style floors, upgraded lighting and plumbing packages, and balconies. It has a resort-style pool, courtyard, dog park, separate fitness building and yoga lawn, club room, and a cybercafé.

The TRG principals have developed or acquired in excess of 20,000 units with a total capitalization of over $4 billion of multifamily real estate, its website states. In addition to Texas, the firm has projects in Colorado, South Florida, Arizona, and the Carolinas.

“The company’s primary objective is to create superior investment returns for our investors and partners while maintaining the highest ethical standards. We accomplish this through developing, acquiring and operating the highest quality multifamily properties for our residents,” according to the TRG website.

TRG develops high-density urban communities, focusing on areas of population and business growth as well as suburban, high-end institutional, garden-style properties. 

TRG also performs the general contracting for its product and uses “best in class” design and construction, emphasizing high-end finishes and exceptional design features with a full complement of amenities.

For the Four Points project, the landscape architect is Benkendorfer & Associates, the engineer is Jones Carter Inc. and the architect is Womack & Hampton Architects, LLC.


Property history

Four Points News reported on the site at 6701 RM 620 North five years ago. Here’s an excerpt from Leslee Bassman’s report on November 1, 2017 when a shopping center was proposed for the site.

Nancy Bui, managing partner of New Corridor Development LLC, said she was excited to bring a grand 115,000-square-foot shopping center to the Four Points area when the group purchased about 28 acres off RM 620 near the intersection of RM 2222 in 2005. 

After waiting out the downturn in the local economy and picking up the project anew in 2011, city of Austin approved site plans for High Pointe Village, including two buildings of 25,000-square-foot each; three pad sites totaling 14,500-square-feet; and a 44,000-square-foot building that attracted a lease from a Georgia-based high-end movie theater company.

However, those plans were placed on hold following discussions between New Corridor and Texas Department of Transportation regarding the proposed bypass or connector road from RM 620 to RM 2222 that Bui said would involve taking right of way off New Corridor’s parcel; decrease the building space; and offer only one unsignalized entrance to the development from an already congested RM 620. In addition, the bypass divided her property.
The site was reportedly sold late last year to new owners PRIII TRG High Pointe Owner, LP.