Ongoing projects in the Lake Travis-Westlake area
Cost changesmay impact plans for upcoming Bee Creek Sports Complex
said she is condent the county will be able to secure additional funding. Those funds could be allocated through cost savings from other bond programs but would not be decided until county commissioners approved the scal year 2021-22 budget in September. However, Flintco LLC, the devel- oper for the project, can kick o work prior, she said. Flintco is waiting on nal permits and should be able to break ground by the end of June. The sports complex was proposed to meet the growing need for youth sports facilities in southwest Travis County. The eort was championed by the Lake Travis Youth Associa- tion, which has remained a partner in the project. According to President Shiloh Newman, LTYA is one of the largest youth sports groups in the county. In the past four years since the complex’s approval, Newman said the need for a sports center has practically doubled.
BY AMY RAE DADAMO
The development of a much-an- ticipated youth sports complex in western Travis County has spanned nearly four years, and changes to the project’s initial timeline have spurred cost increases. The 70-acre Bee Creek Sports Complex will be located at 4400 Bee Creek Road in Spicewood and feature multiuse athletic elds, restrooms and hundreds of parking spaces. The project was initially set for completion by 2020, but delays, specically in securing a water service provider, pushed the sports complex’s timeline. While a groundbreaking date is on the horizon, the project’s total cost is set to exceed its original price tag, according to Precinct 3 County Commissioner Ann Howard. Initial plans for the site called for 7 synthetic sports elds—Travis County currently has funding for 4. Howard said the current cost of developing each eld is roughly $2 million, meaning about $6 million in additional funding is needed for the remaining 3 elds. She said the increase is due to an escalation in project costs since the project began. Voters approved $23.5 million in funding for the Bee Creek Sports Com- plex through the county’s November 2017 bond program. A majority of those funds will go toward leveling off the dirt on-site, which is particularly sloped, Howard said. Though immediate funds may only accommodate 4 elds, Howard
Senna Hills will feature three oce buildings. (Rendering Courtesy Sloan Spaeth Commercial Brokerage and Development)
180,000-square-foot oce building campus under development oBee Cave Road
environmentally conscious features such as on-site solar and geothermal power, rainwater harvesting, down-lighting to minimize light pollution and an irrigation system to achieve zero runo into nearby Barton Creek. An ocial groundbreaking date has not been announced, according to Spaeth, who said the completed project is expected to be unveiled in 2023. Senna Hills will also oer amenities for its tenants including a full athletic facility, covered parking spaces, a private jogging trail and a conference center as well as on-site management, maintenance and security for tenants.
BY AMY RAE DADAMO
A new commercial oce space, Senna Hills, is under development o Bee Cave Road roughly 1.5 miles from Hill Country Galleria. Senna Hills will be located at 10900 Senna Hills Drive, Austin. The project will feature a 180,000-square-foot campus comprising three 60,000-square- foot Class A oce buildings to be connected by elevated walkways, according to Sloan Spaeth, principal broker at Sloan Spaeth Commercial Brokerage and Development, the company working with the development.
BEE CREEK SPORTS COMPLEX
The buildings will be con- structed to include several
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