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Allow holdup delays 497-house development attempting to consider root in Travis County

TRAVIS COUNTY, Texas (KXAN) — There is some problem from neighbors and environmental groups about a major development eyeing western Travis County land.

It is named Vizcaya, a 1,058-acre job that would be found at Bee Creek Road and Thurman Bend Road, in accordance to a permit software with the Lessen Colorado River Authority (LCRA). The venture would also include things like a golfing class and clubhouse, a water cure plant, a wastewater cure plant and features.

The LCRA opinions learn program purposes for drinking water quality defense requirements that are outlined in the Highland Lakes Watershed Ordinance.

The LCRA suggests it acquired Vizcaya’s software in August, noting it was submitted and approved two times ahead of in 2008 and 2012, but individuals approvals experienced expired.

The ordinance needs the developer to put up a recognize at the web-site and mail letters to neighbors inside 500 feet of the job boundaries.

  • A map showing where the proposed Vizcaya project would be, according to its LCRA permit application. (Source: LCRA)

The LCRA suggests it acquired close to six letters about the application throughout the community comment interval from Aug. 27 and Sept. 13, just one of which was submitted on behalf of 20 residence house owners.

That exact same thirty day period, the company “identified issues” that want to be tackled just before earning a final decision on the permit.

“LCRA requested more details, clarification or changes to comply with LCRA ordinances on several subjects, together with the range and kinds of plenty and the development’s overall drinking water high-quality administration approach,” wrote spokesperson Clara Tuma to KXAN.

Now, Tuma says the applicant has up to 6 months from August to deliver more info so the company can carry out a 2nd critique.

KXAN has arrived at out to the engineering business and development company outlined on the allow programs and is waiting for a response.

A group of neighbors and the Central Texas Water Coalition are talking out about the likely new improvement Friday afternoon on KXAN Information at 5 p.m.