Projects underway in the community
BIG PROJECTS Eanes ISD is building a wrestling facility and aquatic center and is renovating a robotics center.
Eanes ISDtakeson50 bondprojectsaheadof the202021 school year
and track replacements at both Hill Country and West Ridge middle schools, which totaled about $1,188,000, according to district information. Other campus renovations included light upgrades at Westlake High School’s Performing Arts Center, security upgrades at the high school’s Chap Court, and several smaller projects throughout the district’s campuses. The district also embarked on three new facility projects. Eanes held a Sept. 1 virtual groundbreak- ing for a $10.3 million aquatic center, a $2.3 million wresting facility and a renovation of the district’s existing robotics center totaling $2.91 million. The three facility upgrades are about a month behind schedule, according to Trimble, who said despite the complications the completion date is still set for July 31, 2021. All three facilities should be fully operational by the 2021-22 school year, according to Trimble.
Wrestling facility Robotics center WESTLAKE HIGH SCHOOL
BY AMY RAE DADAMO
Despite challenges created by the pandemic, Eanes ISD completed 50 capital improvement projects ahead of the 2020-21 school year, according to a presentation at the Sept. 22 board meeting. Chief Operations Ocer Jeremy Trimble said 2020 marked the district’s busiest summer to date for bond projects, which totaled about $35 million. Funds were approved by more than 80% of voters in the $80 million 2019 bond election. Completed projects included articial turf
Eanes ISD celebrated its rst virtual groundbreaking Sept. 1. Superintendent Tom Leonard (pictured) led the online ceremony for the district’s new extracurricular facilities. (Courtesy Eanes ISD)
Constructionon80-acremixed-useBee Cavecommunity tocommence this fall
the developer proving that it had the ability to fund $8,998,916.67 in required infrastructure improve- ments that included improvements to water and wastewater lines, a waste- water line relocation and drainage improvements. Five of the parcels can only have a maximum 20% of oce space, while four parcels must have a minimum of 20% oce space. To protect waterways, 13,060 square feet will be undeveloped and serve as a creekside buer. The development is expected to be built out in seven to 10 years, according to documents.
BY BRIAN PERDUE
On Aug. 17, the developer submitted a nal plat, which specically breaks down how a parcel will be developed. On Sept. 22, Bee Cave City Council held a public hearing and approved the nal plat. The nal plat is divided into 17 parcels that contain diering degrees of development. Ten of the parcels will contain various mixed-use combinations. Among 12 parcels will be spread 1,170 housing units that will range in density from 30 single-family homes to 550 multifamily residential units, which will be spread across various parcels. Recreation amenities will include a swim club, trails and open spaces, according to the plat. A condition of approval included
This rendering shows what The Village at Spanish Oaks should look like when completed. (Courtesy city of Bee Cave)
Construction on The Village at Spanish Oaks—an 80-acre multiuse development that will complete the Spanish Oaks subdivision in Bee Cave south of Hwy. 71—is scheduled to begin this fall, according to city Planning Director Megan Will. “The next step is commencing sitewide infrastructure construction (roads, utilities, regional stormwater),” Will told Community Impact Newspa- per in an email. Developer Greenbrier Southwest, in partnership with CCNG Development, rst submitted plans for the village in 2018 that included room for shops, restaurants, oce buildings, a swim club, an upscale inn and spa as well as a range of residences.
THE VILLAGE AT SPANISHOAKS On Sept. 22, Bee Cave City Council approved an 80-acre mixed- use development that will begin construction in the fall. Here are some highlights from the agreement between the city of Bee Cave and developers of the 80-acre Village at Spanish Oaks: 30 single-family homes 100 -room hotel 275 senior living units 315 townhomes 550 multifamily residential SOURCE: CITY OF BEE CAVECOMMUNITY IMPACT NEWSPAPER
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