Breaking: Revision to Milky Way project filed Monday 


By LESLEE BASSMAN, Special to the Four Points News 

In a filing on Monday, February 27 with the city of Austin, Milky Way Holdings GP revised its previous site plan application for Milky Way at River Place, a residential project located off Milky Way Drive in River Place. Although previously approved for 30 units, a document formally providing for the condominium regime filed Feb. 14 with Travis County states the developer “reserves the right to create up to and including sixty-eight (68) Units upon full buildout of all phases of the project…” 

Since the application is still in the intake process, no additional information is available, city of Austin spokesperson Robbie Searcy stated. Four Points News filed a public records request today with the city of Austin seeking the revision document. Milestone Community Builders, the developer, declined to comment. 

“Following completion of the intake process, City of Austin staff will review the revised application based on the updated information,” Searcy stated in a Feb. 27 email. 

The project has long been controversial for the western Travis County community, with residents voicing concerns over the number of homesites impacting safety and traffic issues in the area.