Elgin: RV Resort Planned for City’s Extraterritorial Jurisdiction
Feature Photo: Aerial view of the proposed development site. Image: Google/VBX Graphic.
by Art Benavidez
Elgin (Travis County) — A Houston-based recreational vehicle park company received an exemption from platting requirements for a 203-slip RV park, during Tuesday’s meeting of the Travis County Commissioner’s Court.
The 20.44 acre property, Great Escape at Elgin, is largely undeveloped, except for a concrete slab, and located just south of U.S. Highway 290 on the eastern side of Albert Voelker Road in Elgin’s extraterritorial jurisdiction.
Troy Moore with Austin-based M3 Engineering represented the project to the court and submitted a letter stating that the project was more in line with a commercial development.
“Individual RV spaces will not be subdivided into lots and sold as would be seen in a residential setting” he stated. “Therefore, we feel that the RV resort should be treated as commercial development rather than a subdivision development.”
Ricky Jenkins, manager of Great Escapes RV Resorts, owns the property through the entity GEOZF Austin1 LLC.
Jenkins is proposing the construction of three park models, a clubhouse, pool, amenity features, parking, driveways, drainage, and utility infrastructure to support the project, along with detention and water quality facilities.
The clubhouse amenity would be 4,000 square feet and include a pool. There will also be a 2.5-acre pond for fishing and recreation.
The main access to the RV park would be from Albert Voelker Road and would include a second gated emergency egress drive to Albert Voelker Road.
M3 Engineering released a site plan with the following specs:
Bath house with laundry facility
Pavilion with a pier
Maintenance shop/golf cart barn
Dog park with shade structure
Dog washing station
47.6 % impervious cover
16-foot automatic slide gate
32-foot automatic slide gate
20-foot automatic slide gate
40 5X10 storage units
6-foot wooden fence around the pool
3,200 linear feet of five-strand slick wire fencing
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.