Dripping Springs acquires 33-acre parcel in agreement

A 33-acre parcel of land in Austin’s extraterritorial jurisdiction (ETJ) will now fall within Dripping Springs’ purview per an interlocal agreement. 

The agreement, approved by the Dripping Springs City Council Jan. 15, came at the discretion of the landowners who, according to city officials, wished to join Dripping Springs’ ETJ. 

The 33-acre plot of land is located along Nutty Brown Road off of Highway 290 near the Travis and Hays county line. It is unknown at this time what plans the landowners have for the land.

Ginger Faught, Dripping Springs deputy city administrator, said the property owners will now follow the city’s ETJ regulations.

According to the agreement, the city of Dripping Springs will provide urban planning for the release area and will review, regulate and enforce all relevant portions of its development codes and standards. That includes, but is not limited to, regulations addressing site development, subdivision, water quality and stormwater management. 

The cities also agreed for the plot of land to follow Austin’s guidelines on impervious cover. Under Dripping Springs regulations, the impervious cover limit is at 35 percent.

Per Austin’s request in the ILA, the plot of land can only operate with 30 percent impervious cover.

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