Wes Peoples Homes starting construction on 15 townhomes, 25 single-family homes in Northwest Austin

Live Oak on Spicewood Springs will have 15 townhomes on Spicewood Springs Road just west of Mesa Drive.

Live Oak on Spicewood Springs will have 15 townhomes on Spicewood Springs Road just west of Mesa Drive.

A Northwest Austin-based homebuilder is planning to deliver 15 new townhomes in 2018 and 25 new single-family homes in 2019 in the area.

Work on the project began in November at Live Oak on Spicewood Springs, located behind the Randalls at 4323 Spicewood Springs Road, Austin. Construction on the buildings will start in April, said Wes Peoples, founder and president of Wes Peoples Homes, headquartered at 11130 Jollyville Road, Austin.

Live Oak on Spicewood Springs has numerous trees that the homebuilder was able to save by building townhomes instead of single-family homes, Peoples said.

“I believe this is the last site large enough to build in Northwest Hills that isn’t just one single-family home,” he said. “[The neighborhood] is very popular, and you can’t find new construction.”

Peoples said the new townhomes will also be energy efficient, something else the 1960s and 1970s homes in Northwest Hills usually do not have.

Homes will be priced starting in the low $500,000s, and the first units will be available in late 2018.

Features include large walk-in showers, granite or quartz countertops, large utility rooms, a covered porch, fenced-in backyards and a game room or study.

A second community Peoples' company is working on in the area is Gracy Grove at Gracy Farms, located at 1601 1/2 Kathy Lynn Court, Austin, off Bittern Hollow north of Braker Lane.

Although Wes Peoples Homes bought the land for Gracy Grove more than two years ago, Peoples said delays with permitting have set back the start of construction. However, he said he expects site work to start in May or June.

Construction on the 25 single-family homes will begin in late summer or early fall and be available in early 2019.

Homes will be priced in the mid $300,000s to mid-$400,000s and range in size from 1,690 to 2,700 square feet.

“Both of these tracts have not only great locations, but both are in great school systems,” Peoples said.

Live Oak is in Austin ISD, and Gracy Grove is in Pflugerville ISD.

For more information visit www.wespeopleshomes.com.

By Amy Denney

Amy has been reporting in community journalism since 2007. She worked in the Chicago suburbs for three years before migrating south and joined Community Impact Newspaper in September 2010. Amy has been editor of the Northwest Austin publication since August 2012 and she is also the transportation beat reporter for the Austin area.


Four candidates applied for two seats on the Pflugerville ISD board of trustees up for election May 2. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
PfISD trustee Rob Reyes to not seek re-election in May

Place 7 on the Pflugerville ISD board of trustees will see a new face for the first time in nearly a decade as incumbent Rob Reyes will not seek re-election this May.

The city of Austin authorized the purchase of a Rodeway Inn at 2711 S. I-35 on Nov. 14. (Olivia Aldridge/Community Impact Newspaper)
No timeline set on opening of Austin’s first conversion of motel to homeless shelter

Austin City Council approved the purchase of the Rodeway Inn in November. City staff does not expect to close on the property until mid-April.

District 4 City Council Member Greg Casar (Christopher Neely/Community Impact Newspaper)
Austin Council Member Greg Casar 'seriously considering' run for Kirk Watson’s state Senate seat

The 30-year-old Austin City Council member is serving the final year of his first full, four-year term.

Shoppe Leaf
Leaf Landscape Supply's NW Austin location to add boutique business

Leaf Landscape Supply announced it is launching a new garden boutique, Shoppe Leaf, at its Northwest Austin location.

District 14 Sen. Kirk Watson announced Feb. 18 he would be resigning his state Senate seat to work in higher education. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)
Kirk Watson resigns state Senate seat, takes post at University of Houston

The former Austin mayor will become the founding dean at the University of Houston Hobby School of Public Affairs.

Early voting begins Feb. 18 in the 2020 Texas primary. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Here are the candidates who are running for seats representing Northwest Austin

Voters in Northwest Austin can cast their ballots early from Feb. 18-28 for the March 3 primary

Pflugerville ISD adminstration building
Trustees to vote on Pflugerville ISD boundary changes this week

PfISD officials are set to vote later this week on enrollment boundary changes for the 2020-21 school year.

Three candidates are running in the Democratic primary for Texas' 10th congressional district. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Q&A: Democratic candidates for U.S. representative for District 10 discuss area concerns, immigration policy

Three candidates are running in the Democratic primary for Texas' 10th congressional district.

A sign guides voters in during the Nov. 6, 2019, election at Ben Hur Shrine Temple in north Central Austin. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)
MAP: Find where to vote early Feb. 18-28 in Northwest Austin

Voters can cast their ballots at any polling location in their respective county.

The Austin location is in the Trails at 620. (Courtesy Kale Me Crazy)
Superfood cafe serving juices, poke bowls now open in Trails at 620

Kale Me Crazy opened its first Austin-area location Feb. 15.

Austin City Council is poised to make a final vote on the land development code rewrite by early April. (CHRISTOPHER NEELY/COMMUNITY IMPACT NEWSPAPER)
Austin’s eight-year effort to rewrite land code advances to final vote with City Council's second-round approval

A majority of Austin City Council voted in favor of the land development code rewrite, setting the stage for a final vote on a project that has exhausted the community for roughly eight years.

James Avery Artisan Jewelry will open Feb. 26 in its new store near The Arboretum. (Courtesy James Avery)
James Avery relocating Anderson Lane store to near The Arboretum

The relocation will allow the Texas-based brand to offer more products and services.

Back to top