Bee Cave plans to annex roughly 833 acres by May

A tract off Hamilton Pool Road (outlined in yellow) is proposed for Bee Cave annexation and intended for water quality purposes.

A tract off Hamilton Pool Road (outlined in yellow) is proposed for Bee Cave annexation and intended for water quality purposes.

Bee Cave City Council began the process March 14 to annex a little more than 504 acres of land east of Hamilton Pool Road for water-quality purposes as well as about 328 acres north and east of RR 620.

The Hamilton Pool Road-area section to be annexed includes and is adjacent to the city of Austin Water Quality land and abuts The Homestead and Spring Creek Estates subdivisions, Shield Ranch and Little Barton Creek.

The RR 620-area section slated for annexation includes a gas station, a car wash, a vacant

A section of the RR 620 corridor within the extraterritorial jurisdiction, or ETJ, of Bee Cave is proposed for annexation. ETJ is an area adjacent to a city's that can be set for annexation but whose residents do not receive city services or pay city taxes. A section of land near the RR 620 corridor within the extraterritorial jurisdiction, or ETJ, of Bee Cave is proposed for annexation. ETJ is an area adjacent to a city that can be annexed, but residents in the ETJ do not receive city services or pay city taxes.[/caption]

property, Cielo and Madrone apartments, and a portion of the Balcones Canyonland Preserve owned and managed by the city of Austin.

Pursuant to Texas Home Rule regulations, Bee Cave is permitted to annex 842 acres during 2017, and if the proposed acreage is annexed, the city will have approximately 9 acres of its eligible 842 acres remaining for annexation. This remainder can be held over to 2018.

No speakers addressed council against the proposed annexations during the meeting.

Council members unanimously approved the city’s intent to annex the parcels and a timeline for annexation that includes public hearings April 25 during the council’s regularly scheduled meeting at 6 p.m. and at a special meeting May 2 at 5 p.m. Adoption of the annexation, or the final step in the process, is set for May 23.