Luxury garage business is approved for Lakeway car enthusiasts, collectors

The view inside an existing Garages of Texas unit in another Texas city shows a loft and finish-out elements. Options include plumbing, climate control, cable and internet.

The view inside an existing Garages of Texas unit in another Texas city shows a loft and finish-out elements. Options include plumbing, climate control, cable and internet.

Lakeway City Council on March 19 approved a special-use permit for a new business called Garages of Texas to be located on 8 acres of land south of Debba Drive and behind Grumpy’s at 1009 N. RM 620.


The warehouse-designed business fell outside any city-specific zoning rules, city correspondence showed.Staff recommended approval.


“The proposed use would be a good utilization of this property and would have minimal impact on traffic,” city staff wrote.


The enterprise’s concept is to market the purchase of 78 garage suites to high-end car collectors and enthusiasts. Each suite would range in price from $175,000-$375,000 plus finish-out costs. Buyers could customize their units by incorporating plumbing, air conditioning, internet, lofts, auto lifts and high-end finishes, according to city records.


Gathering areas for car collectors are also part of the plan, city information showed.


The units would be accessible 24 hours a day, but overnight stays and parking would not be permitted. The concept has already launched in other Texas cities, including Plano and Frisco. A project spokesperson told city staff when the two phases of the project are complete, the facility will have a $18 million taxable value.

By Rob Maxwell
Rob Maxwell joined the world of print journalism and Community Impact in Sept. 2017 as editor of the Lake Travis - Westlake edition. He previously enjoyed a successful and rewarding career in radio and television news. In his spare time, Rob can be found scoping out area climbing walls and hiking trails. He lives in Cedar Park with his wife and daughters and looks forward to receiving his LCP edition of Community Impact Newspaper every month.


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