Work on the long-awaited Bee Creek Sports Complex could begin in April after receiving the green light from Travis County.
Travis County commissioners voted March 2 in a consent motion to award Flintco LLC—the sole applicant for the project—the $16.98 million construction contract.
Flintco later executed a contract with Travis County in early April to kick off construction and is now waiting on an approved site development permit, Eric Churchill, Flincto’s director of business development, told Community Impact Newspaper.
Barring any changes, Flintco anticipates receiving permits by mid-April, and construction could begin soon after, Churchill said.
Bee Creek Sports Complex, located on 70 acres at 4400 Bee Creek Road in Spicewood, will include seven synthetic multiuse fields, restrooms, team meeting facilities, playground areas, trails, hundreds of parking spaces and a maintenance building.
The county took on the project in an effort to meet the need for youth sports facilities in the rapidly growing communities throughout southwest Travis County. As a result of recommendations from citizen committees, Travis County included the complex within its 2017 bond program.
Work officially kicked off in June 2018 when the county contracted Stantec Consulting Serivces Inc. to take on the design portion of the project.
The complex was initially slated for completion by 2020, but planning delays, including delays in securing a water service provider for the complex, pushed back the projected completion.
Churchill said construction will take approximately a year and that the complex should be ready for use by 2022.