Skip to main content

Per KVUE-TV; Dripping Springs Texas remains under a building moratorium amid booming growth

Dripping Springs remains under a building moratorium amid booming growth
Rob Evans - 6.29.2022

Just 23 miles west of Downtown Austin, the beauty of nature shines in Dripping Springs.

For the adults, there are more than a dozen distilleries and wineries, plus fantastic local eateries. For the kids, there's an outdoor amusement and pickleball paradise.

The city is also the "Wedding Capital of Texas."

It seems like everyone wants to live in Dripping Springs. Stephanie Pope, a Dripping Springs realtor, has helped a lot of people do just that.

"The secret's out. You know, we live in the fastest growing county in the United States of America right now, and that's hard to swallow," Pope said.

Some say Dripping Springs is growing too fast, nearly doubling its population in the past five years. And the City is trying to get ahead of the booming growth.

"We don't know what's going on with our water and wastewater, and we've got to just take a breather and think about developments that could potentially be coming online," Pope said.

The City created a building moratorium in 2021 and has extended it several times. It's currently set to expire in September.

It's all about wastewater. The City has just about maxed out the land where it can put treated, safe wastewater. It has applied for a permit to expand, but that's currently being fought in court.

"There's a part of me that kind of wants to stop. Don't do any more right here because I live here too, and I don't want it to become Austin," Pope said.

You can still apply for a waiver from the City if you'd like to build or an exemption if you're using a septic system. Some neighborhoods have already been approved, so there is some construction going on.

The City is also conserving water. It won't approve a new pool without approval from your water supply company.

And as far as existing properties, Pope said the market is improving. She said she's seeing a lot more properties come on the market.

Rob Evans on social mediaFacebook Twitter Instagram

KVUE on social mediaFacebook | Twitter | Instagram | YouTube


Popular posts from this blog

Per Moneywise, Grant Cardone says, "I wouldn't touch the real estate markets of either Austin, Texas or Seattle Washington with a 10 foot pole."

‘I wouldn’t touch Austin, Texas or Seattle, Washington with anybody’s money’ : Grant Cardone says these two major US cities are some of 'the worst markets to be in right now' for real estate investors — here's why Story by Bethan Moorcraft • click here for the exact moneywise article  prolific real estate investor Grant Cardone has singled out two U.S. property markets he wouldn’t touch with a 10-foot pole: Austin and Seattle. Cardone shared this hot take — and many others — in an  interview with Moneywise  after he prompted an AI chatbot to answer the question: “What are the 10 best markets for investing in rental real estate in America?” The AI Smith response started with: “The best markets for investing in real estate in America can vary depending on factors such as population growth, job opportunities, rental demand, affordability and potential rental income.” Up until that point, Cardone — who performed the task live on camera — was pretty happy with the response. But

Sad News. Tim Harrington of Austin, Texas passed away in mid-February 2024 from a heart attack. His Memorial Service is 2/29/2024 2 pm, @ Austin Ridge Bible Church in Westlake.

  George Vance..... Just making sure you know that Tim Harrington passed away last weekend. Heart attack.  Tim’s Memorial Service will be: 2/29/24 at 2 PM at Austin Ridge Bible Church at 9300 Bee Cave Rd, Austin, TX 78733 in Westlake. At the Worship Center building. Please spread the word. GVM speaking here, "Tim showed up on my 40th birthday at Pitch N Putt for an afternoon of golf and bullshit. Tim was in good spirits that afternoon after boasting of his mega million dollar commercial fresh sale in SoCo. St. Elmo @ the ol' Hills Cafe.   Tim was a former SOUTHWESTERN door to door salesman and alumnus like me. A fellow bookman. Tim showed up @ my BookPeople booksigning event, for the "The Nation We Live In."   Overall Tim was a good man and character . A worthy Austinite!  Tim Harrington was quick to make friends. Just in February, randomly Tim and I participated in 3 straight days of Champions Real Estate School (off Hwy 620 & US 183) for full day required clas

The Future of Clarksville & Old West Austin? West 12th and West Lynn Blvd. Recap of Meeting Between the Neighborhood & Zydeco Development.

 Recap of Meeting Between the Neighborhood & Zydeco Development That the CCDC Organized On December 6 th , the principals of Zydeco Development, Meghan Yancy and Wes Gilmer, as well as Miguel  Rivera with Miro-Rivera Architects, talked with neighborhood residents about its plans for redeveloping thebuilding that formerly housed Nau’s, and where Anthony’s is still located, the parking lot between Anthony’s and Café Medici, the house where the coffee house is located, and the two houses on Eason that back up to the parking lot. Zydeco, a small, local real estate development firm founded by Howard Yancy, closed on all of this real estate  about three months ago. Miguel Rivera who lives on Patterson, is Zydeco’s architect for the project. Meghan lives on 14 th Street. During the meeting, Miguel and Meghan emphasized that they understand how important the properties along West Lynn are to the neighborhood, especially the “Nau’s building,” because they are neighbors. Meghan explained