A new comprehensive trail plan was presented at the Bee Cave City Council meeting November 22nd, the Austin American Statesman reports.
The planned trail will be along RM 620 and continues to grow as the city gets more land for the trail from retailers and developers. Currently, they are in talks with Target, Home Depot, and A+ Federal Credit Union to get an easement for a paved or granite path in the middle of the the stores.
The Canyonside Trail, which is being built by the developers of the Canyonside subdivision, is almost finished. The city is working to connect all the disparate trails into a network that follows the roadway. The biggest focus is on making walkways around the Hill Country Galleria and the Shops at the Galleria. To make the connectivity plan a reality, the city has to collaborate with commercial and residential developers to either provide easements for trails or construct the actual trail. The goal is to build trails within floodplains and easements for city services.
There are already 75 foot buffers along highways, so that’s an easy place to develop the trail, but the City Planning Director has more trouble when negotiating with developers to place the trail within their development.
In the next five years, the priorities include a half-mile trail in the Morningside subdivision, the south portion of the Shops of the Galleria, adding a bike lane to the Ladera subdivision, a path following Bee Cave Parkway from Ladera to Bee Cave Central Park, a trail from Falconhead Boulevard to Bee Cave Parkway, and the portion from the stores on RM 620 to the Hill Country Galleria.
There will also be some funds to improve pedestrian crossings provided by the Economic Development Board.
If you’re looking to live near this amazing trail system, there are some great apartments nearby. Bell Hill Country was recently renovated and has one, two, and three bedroom apartment homes with ornamental white countertops, white subway tile backsplashes, full size washers and dryers, garden tubs, wood-inspired vinyl plank flooring, USB outlets in the kitchen and stunning hill country views in some units. The community has a fitness center with classes, a resident lounge with flatscreen tv, billiards, and Starbucks coffee bar, resort-style pool with outdoor kitchen, a pet park, and available garage and covered parking.
Madrone Apartments have one, two, and three bedroom units with attached and detached garages, private backyards available, patios with ceiling fans, washers and dryers, soaking tubs and separate showers, wood-style flooring and blinds, and spacious walk-in closets. Amenities include Lake Travis schools, valet dry cleaning and trash pick-up, stunning views of the Balcones Canyonlands Preserve, a fire pit area and more.
The one, two, and three bedroom apartments in Landmark Conservancy are well-appointed with granite counters, washers and dryers, plank flooring, and elevator access. The complex has onsite storage, a fenced dog run with dog washing station, 24 hour fitness center, billiard and shuffleboard tables, running trails, and a conference room with presentation tv.