Discovery Land’s New Golf Course Plan for Texas Community Approved

By | July 23rd, 2018

Phase one of the company’s plan for an 18-hole course that would be part of the Driftwood Project, a 500-acre development overseen by Scott Roberts, owner of Salt Lick BBQ, was approved by the city council of Dripping Springs, Texas.

Recently, the city council of Dripping Springs, Texas approved phase one of Discovery Land Company’s site plan for a planned golf course as part of the Driftwood Project, a development overseen by Salt Lick BBQ owner Scott Roberts, the Hays (Texas) Free Press reported.

In addition to the golf course, Discovery Land, which specializes in luxury private-club communities both nationally and internationally, plans for the development to have a mixture of residential and retail components, the Free Press reported.

“The Driftwood community is very important to us and we are keeping Roberts’ dream alive,” said Don Bosse, Discovery Land’s Vice President for Planning and Entitlements. “We will have roughly 124 housing units and no higher than 17 percent impervious cover.”

The city council’s approval of the site development plan allows Discovery to begin shaping the golf course, the Free Press reported.

Water for the development will be provided through the West Travis County Public Utility Agency, the Free Press reported. Wastewater will be treated by the city, contingent on how quickly permits are issued for its treatment system expansion.

“The development will help the city accomplish its goals with treated effluent reuse,” said Ginger Faught, Dripping Springs’ Deputy City Administrator. “There will be a 15 million-gallon pond on the development, which will be used as storage for the city’s effluent, and will help meet obligations made out in the permit.”

Water stored in the pond will be used to water the golf course and landscape, all while providing additional storage space for the city, Faught added. The city is actively negotiating the utility and development agreements for the property, the Free Press reported.

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