Hill Country Indoor, AcroTex Gymnastics are among 2017 openings in West Highway 71 corridor

Residential and commercial development along West Hwy. 71 expands The West Hwy. 71 corridor has seen much growth over the past year and the trend is forecast to continue.[/caption]

What we reported

As of July, the West Hwy. 71 corridor—including the cities of Bee Cave and Lakeway—had approximately 20 developments under municipal review, approved by city staff, under construction or incorporating a facility expansion. At the time, the area’s growth included four medical complexes; three mixed-use or planned development districts; and office sites, retail centers, a preschool, sports facilities and a self-storage business.

The latest

Bee Cave City Council on Dec. 13 approved a site plan for a freestanding building that will house outpatient medical services for tenant Austin Regional Clinic—set to open this fall—as well as an additional retail building, both at 15801 W. Hwy. 71. The council also approved a site plan for Balcones Self-Storage, 14507 W. Hwy. 71, at the meeting.

The site plan for Colinas Crossing,a two-building commercial site at the front of Bella Colinas subdivision in the 15000 block of West Hwy. 71, was approved Nov. 22.

A site development amendment to residential community Canyonside, a 70-lot subdivision adjacent to Falconhead West off West Hwy. 71, was approved by City Council on Jan. 10.

Bee Cave annexed 133 acres off West Hwy. 71 on Dec. 13 after signing a development agreement with The Nature Conservancy, the owner of 265 acres of the larger site planned for annexation.

What’s next

In 2017, new businesses and offices will open in the West Hwy. 71 corridor, including two office buildings at the Hill Country Galleria with access to the roadway, AcroTex Gymnastics, Hill Country Indoor, LUV Braces, The Medical Towers at the Park at Bee Cave and the Prep School of Bee Cave.   

This story is one update from The January Issue. View the full list of 10 things to look for in 2017 here.