Zoning changes bring new housing opportunities to Lockhart
By Wesley Gardner
The Lockhart City Council on Tuesday voted to approve a trio of zoning changes at two separate locations that will bring new housing developments to the city and allow a home on San Antonio Street to double as a special events venue and short-term rental option.
The first property in question, a house located at 502 W. San Antonio Street, is currently zoned as commercial, though property owners Tamara Carlisle and Donna Blair were seeking to change that to high-density zoning.
The change would allow them rent out the property on a short-term basis to those visiting the city.
“We purchased this home to host guests via HomeAway or Airbnb,” said Carlisle, who owns another house near the property in question. “We love this community.
“We’re very involved in the community. We love this home. We wouldn’t change anything about the home. It’s just opening it up to have more guests to come into town, go the square, eat at shops.”
Carlisle said she eventually plans to open up the property as a potential venue to host weddings and other events.
Mayor Lew White touted the proposal.
“I would like to take the pleasure in saying that you have floored everybody with the projects you’ve had here in town,” said White.
Councilmembers voted unanimously to approve the zoning measure.
The second property in question involved approximately 79 acres in the James George Survey, located in the 1800 block of Blackjack Street.
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