Bee Cave: Infrastructure Plan Approved for 80-Acre Mixed-Use Project
Featured illustration (above): Village at Spanish Oaks is envisioned as a sprawling, master-planned, mixed-use development serving the exclusive Spanish Oaks subdivision and surrounding neighborhoods. Image: Greenbrier Southwest
By Edmond Ortiz Bee Cave (Travis County)–Water and stormwater infrastructure for an 80-acre mixed-use development have been approved by City Council.
The development presented by Arizona-based Greenbrier Southwest and a local partner, CCNG Inc., will include retail, restaurant, office, hospitality and residential uses.
The development partners are calling this project The Village at Spanish Oaks.
A rendering of the town square part of the planned Village at Spanish Oaks. Image: Greenbrier Southwest
Located between Texas Highway 71 and Little Barton Creek, The Village will be built in phases over several years. According to marketing literature, the mixed-use development will be designed to accommodate boutique retail shops, restaurants, service-oriented retail, Class A office space, the Inn and Spa at Spanish Oaks, and recreational trails.
There also will be a variety of new residential housing units, and both above-grade and underground parking structures.
The Village at Spanish Oaks is part of the 1,200-acre master-planned Spanish Oaks community.
The council on June 9 approved the stormwater and water quality infrastructure plans for The Village at Spanish Oaks. The council approved the preliminary plat on April 28.
There is no estimated construction costs or delivery method. The developers have not given specifics on any individual planned projects inside The Village at Spanish Oaks.
However, some of the approved residential land uses for the project site includes senior living, single-family homes, for-sale townhomes, and for-sale or for-lease multi-story residential.
Some of the permitted non-residential land uses for the project site include medical office, loft office, and government building.
The overall project team includes San Antonio’s Overland Partners as the lead architect, Austin landscape architect Pharis Design and civil engineer LJA Engineering.
VBX members may follow this project with Project ID 2020-487B.
Approved plat for Village at Spanish Oaks. Image: LJA Engineering
Built in the late 1990s, Spanish Oaks has become one of the more exclusive residential communities in the greater Austin area. Featuring estate homes with an average value more than $2 million, Spanish Oaks is organized around a private golf club.
Greenbrier Southwest has led a handful of Arizona-based mixed-use developments organized around hospitality.
The Village at Spanish Oaks and another current project–the restoration and reuse of the historic Commodore Perry Estate in Austin–mark the first Texas developments for Greenbrier Southwest.
CCNG is a privately owned holding company that owns several energy and real estate ventures, including Spanish Oaks.
Edmond Ortiz is a lifelong San Antonian and a 20-plus-year veteran in local journalism, He previously worked full-time at the San Antonio Express-News, and has been freelancing for outlets such as the Rivard Report.