Sawyer Ranch homes move ahead

A concept plan for a proposed subdivision in the Dripping Springs extraterritorial jurisdiction along Sawyer Ranch Road was approved by the Dripping Springs City Council earlier this month.

Rick Coneway, Dripping Springs director of public works and development, said the Burba Tract subdivision will house 73 single-family lots that range from one to 2.6 acres each. The entire property will be over 100 acres in size.

“The tract is located in the contributing zone of the Barton Springs portion of Edward Aquifer near the entrance of the Highpointe Subdivision,” Coneway said.

Water for the area will be provided by the West Travis County Public Utility Agency while wastewater treatment and disposal will be through individual septic systems.

The concept plan was submitted to the council by the developer of the property prior to closing on the land and moving forward with committing engineering and surveying resources for the preliminary plat.

The subdivision will require a waiver from the council to bypass the minimum lot size, which for the proposed subdivision is 1.5 acres.

The applicant is seeking to have lot sizes that could be as small as 1 acre.

“A justification for this waiver is the adjacent property (Highpointe) was developed under a Consent Agreement with much smaller lot sizes than 1.5 acres,” Coneway said. “Another justification is the reduction in the minimum lot size does not compromise water quality.”

Since the proposed plan was approved, the developer will be able to proceed with the preliminary plat and waiver request.

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