On August 29, even though this workshop wasn’t open for public comment, dozens of folks showed up to hear the discussions between Bee Cave Planning and Zoning Commission and the Bee Cave City Council.
Why do you ask?
There’s a proposal for a new development. And guess where it is …
Spanish Oaks. That’s right. This 80-acre development is called The Village at Spanish Oaks.
*brains go kaboom*
Here’s a look at the new businesses headed to Bee Cave including residential digs, retail shops, and goat-tastic yoga. Let’s see what’s coming into our ever-expanding Lake Travis area, shall we?
The Village at Spanish Oaks
I’m not sure about you, but when I read this news, I re-read it several times assuming my eyes weren’t working or I had a “mommy brain” moment. But sure enough, this substantial mixed-use development is headed to Spanish Oaks.
The project that’s proposed is part of the final phase of the Spanish Oaks build-out. A phase most of us probably just forgot about or assumed would never happen. Well, it’s on the table, and it’s a biggie.
This 80-acre development will include hundreds of homes/residences — yes, hundreds — shops, dining, office buildings, an “upscale inn” and a spa.
Sure, the addition of these businesses will be great for residents who appreciate the convenience. But the biggest issue is traffic concerns before, during and after construction.
What will happen from Great Divide Drive?
What about the connecting roads to Hwy 71?
According to an article in the Statesman, “At least $1 million is being contributed to traffic mitigation measures as the roadways are developed.”
Roadways will connect to the development with a traffic signal on Hwy 71 to help residents in Spanish Oaks and Homestead.
Oy vey! Talk amongst yourselves.
Lots of new businesses are coming to Hill Country Galleria including this cool Austin-based shop, TREDAGAIN. This is a footwear company that uses a proprietary rubber substitute from upcycled tires as part of the material they use to make shoes.
The idea is rather genius. As TREDAGAIN explains, they use an environmentally friendly, patented process that converts “end-of-life tires and other vulcanized scrap rubber into a compound that is equal to natural and synthetic rubber, which can be used in a variety of new products including the outsoles of TREDAGAIN.”
The TREDAGAIN store will be located next to Panera Bread. It’s expected to open in October.
GOGA Goat Yoga
If you haven’t heard, the newest fitness trend is goat yoga. It’s yoga with goats! And we don’t mean goat as in G.O.A.T. = Greatest of All Time. We mean goats, like the actual farm animal with hollow horns that point backward. GOGA is unique because they enlist the help of baby goats.
Yes, actual goats will hang with you – literally on your back – as you do your best Downward Facing Dog or Cobra pose in a traditional Vinyasa class for 45 minutes. These baby goats weigh less than 10 pounds, so they’re light as a feather…sorta. They’re supposed to add an extra level of comfort and calmness to your yoga experience. And, if you didn’t know, goats are non-judgemental.
GOGA Goat Yoga opened its first physical studio at Hill Country Galleria near Chisos Grill. Classes already began last month and will expand into full-service yoga offerings like hot yoga and other yoga styles by mid-fall.
Local artist Chacasso is opening his first gallery to celebrate local art with a focus on “happy art, happy walls and happy prices.” Chacasso hopes to expand the art scene in the Lake Travis area while introducing an innovative business model to Austin.
Flip’N Art will be located across from H&M at Hill Country Galleria and is expected to open in early September.
Don’t forget there’s a Spirit Halloween at Hill Country Galleria that’s now open, just in time for your spooky Halloween needs.
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Images: GOGA Goat Yoga, CCNG, Greenbrier Southwest Corporation