Owners of the planned the Bee Creek Resort located at 19618 and 19726 Bee Creek Tavern Road are proposing a hotel, resort pool, pull-in RV spaces, casitas, yurts (circular tents on collapsible frames, native to Mongolia and Turkey), event area/pavilion, boat ramp and nature trails, according to city records. The property is due west of the Rough Hollow community.
To do that, the owners requested and received a request from a city commission to more than double the maximum-allowed impervious cover for properties that fall within the city's ETJ.
"The granting of the variance will have no effect on future development of other land in the area. In fact, it will help provide needed access to both Lake Travis and to the adjacent LCRA land, which is categorized as 'public land,'” Mark Priestner, president of urban planning and design group Planning Concepts, wrote in an April 5 letter to city staff. "It is our intent to work with LCRA to provide additional trails throughout the LCRA land while providing the trail head facilities on our property. The property is bordered by Lake Travis and, therefore, no development can occur beyond our site."
ZAPCO approved the request to expand an allowance for impervious cover from the maximum 35 percent in the city's ETJ to 60 percent. The request from Planning Concepts now has to go before the full council.