Bee Cave: City Approves Office Development Site Plan for Second Time Following Expiration of Original
Feature Illustration: An artist rendering by Cornerstone Architects of the proposed office building.
by Art Benavidez
Bee Cave (Travis County) — An Austin developer had their site development plan for an office development approved, during a recent City Council meeting.
A previous site plan, approved in 2018, expired in March due to no site work or request for an extension, forcing DK Smerlin, LLC, the developer, to reapply.
The project scope for Juniper Trace Office remains the same. The concept is a two-story office building with a driveway, detention area and 47 parking spaces on a one-acre lot. Associated infrastructure includes drainage, water quality controls, and other utility improvements.
This lot is located at the end of Juniper Trace, near the Primrose School at 3805 Juniper Trace in the northeast portion of the city.
The building footprint is 6,527 square feet, and the gross floor area of the building is 12,347 square feet.
The structure height varies slightly, going from 33 feet-6 inches to 35 feet. The roof system was designed to extend beyond the exterior walls to provide a canopy that is supported by steel bracing.
The building will be constructed with the following elements: stone, stucco, metal and glazing.
The project team consists of Austin-based companies, Engineer Murfee Engineering Company, Inc. and All Star Land Surveying, and Bee Cave-based firms Cornerstone Architects and Schoenfelt Engineering, Inc.
Art Benavidez (Construction News Reporter, Central Texas) is a seasoned journalist with over 15-years of experience in writing breaking news and in-depth features at the local level. He honed his research and reporting skills in newspapers and magazines throughout South and West Texas along with expertise in crafting digital content as Managing Editor of New Image Marketing Research Corporation. Benevidez is a Texas native and graduate of UT-RGV.