Located southwest of Austin, the 532 acres comprising Parten Ranch lie in the extraterritorial jurisdiction (ETJ) of Dripping Springs, known as the “Gateway to the Hill Country.” Nearly all of Parten Ranch’s 575 lots back up to 300 acres of green belt. The community, by design, will have low impervious cover, further reinforcing a sustainable lifestyle, and successfully melding nature with responsible development.
Establishing the infrastructure for this exciting new community revolved around water supply and wastewater issues. We assisted our client in acquiring a water service agreement with the Travis County Public Utility Agency and in facilitating out of district service from the adjacent municipal utility district (MUD) by expanding their wastewater treatment plant and disposal fields.
We helped create Springhollow MUD to provide funding assistance and operational services to the developer. LJA also engineered a regional detention pond for the development to mitigate stormwater run-off impacts.
The community boasts three miles of sidewalks that follow the backbone collector roadway, meandering through mature trees. For nature lovers, mulch trails allow residents to enjoy the green belt. In addition, there will be a swimming pool and other amenities for residents. This project will be developed in seven to eight phases, offering a mix of lot sizes. LJA’s Central Texas Land division is providing these services along with the assistance of our Central Texas Public Infrastructure division, which designed TxDOT’s left and right turn improvements to FM 1826.
LJA’s services include working hand-in-hand with our client and the City of Dripping Springs to craft a development agreement that gives life to Parten Ranch.
Contact John Clark, PE, Senior Vice President for more information.