In an effort to better regulate potential future development near the city, Dripping Springs City Council on Jan. 15 approved an interlocal agreement with the city of Austin to take control of 33 acres of land, which had been located within Austin’s extraterritorial jurisdiction.
The multitract 33 acres is located just west of the Travis County/Hays County line along Nutty Brown Road near Hwy. 290.
According to the interlocal agreement, Austin will release the land to Dripping Springs. The land is expected to be annexed into the Dripping Springs city limits at a future date.
The agreement states that the deal allows Dripping Springs to manage “urban planning” on the land, which “will benefit the public health, safety and welfare” of present and future citizens in both cities. The intended purpose is to assure that any development on the land be reviewed by the city of Dripping Springs.
Through the agreement, Dripping Springs also agreed that the impervious cover on the land would not exceed 30 percent.
The following map shows the approximate tracts of land acquired by Dripping Springs.