Within the last month, area developers filed site plans for two new subdivisions—Tipco in the Westlake Hills area and Cresta Tramonte in Hudson Bend.

Westlake residents concerned about traffic from 21-home development

On Oct. 1, local civil engineering firm Carlson Brigance and Duering Inc. filed a site plan with the city of Austin for an 85-acre tract on Far Gallant Drive at Scenic View Drive, said Don Perryman, Austin Planning and Development Review Department case manager. He said the plans for the proposed Tipco Subdivision show a total of 24 lots—21 single family lots in addition to a private street, water quality easement and open space.

Perryman said his office has already received opposition to the project with a neighbor emailing concerns over nearby Petticoat Lane and The High Road's inability to adequately serve the potential increase in traffic from the new homesites.

A private street is shown on the plans to connect Far Gallant Drive with Scenic View Drive, Perryman said. The preliminary plan lists 32.18 acres for open space and easements with a circular drive entry gate on Far Gallant Drive at Dell Manor Road.

A public hearing will be set in about six months, giving area residents the opportunity to voice their opinion on the subdivision, Perryman said. A traffic impact study is not required because the applicant is not requesting a zoning change and the subdivision parcels are of a smaller quantity, he said.

Filed documents on the city of Austin's website list the Steven J. Dell Trust as owner of the property.

Hudson Bend to see first new residential subdivision in years

Cresta Tramonta, a joint build between Houston-based Castle Rock Communities and local developer Cosmo Palmieri of Eck Lane Properties LP, is a planned 14.75-acre site at 4429 Eck Lane in the La Hacienda Estates subdivision, Palmieri said.

The gated community will consist of 38 individual detached homesites with condominium ownership and is slated to break ground in early 2014, he said. About 80 percent of the property will be greenspace and some models will have views of Lake Travis from the second story, he said.

"The development will have one of the lower price points in the Lakeway area and will fill a niche with its starting price estimated from the [mid–$200,000]'s to the high [$300,000]'s," Palmieri said.

Greg Varney, Castle Rock Communities sales counselor, said the home sizes will range from 1,800-square-feet to 2,500-square-feet, with a minimum of three bedrooms.

"We've got a whole new product designed for this location—a Texas contemporary look," Varney said.

A formal site plan for the Cresta Tramonte development was submitted to the city of Austin review department Oct. 10, said Donna Galati, Austin Planning and Review Department case manager.