Work begins on Covert Bee Cave car dealership

Site preparation is underway for a new Covert dealership west of Bee Cave. (Greg Perliski/Community Impact Newspaper)
Site preparation is underway for a new Covert dealership west of Bee Cave. (Greg Perliski/Community Impact Newspaper)

Site preparation is underway for a new Covert dealership west of Bee Cave. (Greg Perliski/Community Impact Newspaper)


Site preparation is underway for a Covert car dealership on Hwy. 71 west of Vail Divide and adjacent to Sweetwater Ranch.

When fully built out, the dealership will extend along existing Acadia Drive and Sweetwater Crossing, according to site plans on file with the city of Bee Cave.

Covert plans for the dealership to contain storefronts for Buick, Cadillac, Chrysler, Dodge, GMC and Jeep, Covert Austin Principal Partner Philip Robinson said. Construction materials will include stone and stucco.

"It should be aesthetically a great match for the Hill Country and what the city is trying to do," Robinson said.

Site preparation is expected to require six months to complete, and total construction time is estimated at 18 months.



The dealership is within the city of Bee Cave’s extraterritorial jurisdiction, or ETJ, and is part of a larger 400-acre development known as Sweetwater East, which is managed by a division of Wheelock Street Capital.

The agreement between Bee Cave and the developers allows for the Covert dealership to cover up to 38 acres. The agreement also calls for non-point-source pollution controls to protect Little Barton Creek and other area watersheds that ultimately drain into Lake Travis.

The agreement also states that the dealership must conform to city requirements for proper highway signage and that structures 35 to 45 feet in height be set back from Hwy. 71 by up to 275 feet.

By Greg Perliski

Editor, Lake Travis/Westlake & Northwest Austin

Greg joined Community Impact as an editor in November 2020. In the communities he covers, Greg reports on local government, transportation, real estate development and business. He has written for newspapers, online publications and corporate communications teams. Greg earned a journalism degree from the University of Texas at Austin.