Spicewood-area development with a view to feature shops and resort

FROM STAFF REPORTS

A planned development in the Spicewood area that will include homes, apartments, shops, entertainment venues, a resort, and more. Courtesy graphic

A planned development in the Spicewood area that will include homes, apartments, shops, entertainment venues, a resort, and more. Courtesy graphic

SPICEWOOD — Developers of a 2,200-acre housing project announced plans for a waterfront community with single-family homes, apartments, a marketplace with shops, entertainment venues, a resort hotel and spa, and community gardens, marketing coordinators said.

Thomas Ranch, just off Texas 71 primarily on the shoreline of the Pedernales River, recently obtained the greenlight from Travis County commissioners to begin the project.

The so-called master-planned community would eventually feature 3,300 homes enveloped in a network of natural trails and topography and “low-level lighting to preserve the sky view,” according to a statement by Elizabeth Christian Public Relations.

“This is not going to be another subdivision with a sea of residential rooftops,“ said Tom D’Alesandro of Blakefield LLC, the project’s lead developer. “Thomas Ranch is a community that the Spicewood area will benefit from, providing economic opportunity as well as improvements to existing streets off Paleface Ranch Road.”

The project team includes planners for subdivisions such as The Woodlands in Houston and The Shops at La Cantera in San Antonio.

For more information, go to thomasranchaustin.com.

editor@thepicayune.com

2 Responses to “Spicewood-area development with a view to feature shops and resort”

  1. Alan and Jane Weiss says:

    Interested in learning more about acreage, infrastructure (water, sewer or septic, electricity, high speed internet). LOVE the preserving the night sky aspect of your development – thank you for that. We’re eventually looking to move from NW Austin out to our own property. Might be your development.

    Thank you,

    Alan & Jane Weiss
    Austin, Texas USA

  2. Preston F. Kirk says:

    The Planners & Developers will need a master naturalist, since wildlife will be disturbed. That population, including coyotes and feral hogs/pigs will move into adjacent, developed/existing neighborhoods. Then there are the birders’ considerations — disturbing nesting habitats of black-capped vireo, golden cheek warbler and other migratory birds since the area is in the known “fly-way.”

    Additional thought must be given to a STAFF archaeologist, since this area is rich in Indian artifacts — yes, bodies, too. The Burnet County Sheriff has been called previously on relic hunters plundering the old camping areas.

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