WILLIAMSON COUNTY, Texas - (COMMUNITY IMPACT NEWS) -- A mere 1.4 miles of roadway built to improve circulation in a crowded corner of Williamson County might just be the catalyst that spurs development in the largest tract of undeveloped land in the area.
The extension of O'Connor Drive from RM 620 to Toll 45 appears to hold plenty of possibility as it cuts through Williamson County's densest precinct, opening up acres of land to what will likely be a heavily trafficked area.
"Commercial use–wise, it's very attractive," said Russ Boles, a principal with Summit Commercial Industrial Properties Inc. and the representative of property at the intersection of the extension and Toll 45.
However, development in the area faces a number of hurdles, developers warn. Environmental concerns, a lack of utilities and the unique nature of Robinson Ranch—the largest tract of land in the area—all could give potential developers pause.
"The road's not the whole bag. It's everything else. It's everything else that's holding it back," Boles said.
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