Bee Cave City Council faces an unprecedented level of public outcry at local car dealership Covert's plans to build a facility on Highway 71 between Nitro Swim and the Falconhead West entrance - west of Bee Cave.
On Tuesday the 12th a large group of local protesters spoke against the preliminary plat being approved by City Council, a plat which was rejected.
Groups are being formed to fight against the development on the grounds of aesthetics and traffic issues - primarily out of the Falconhead West and Homestead neighborhoods.
When contacted, Falconhead West developer stated that he was "opposed" to this development and when asked "In view of the road safety issue would you be prepared to entertain connecting a "frontage road" linking Covert (if approved), Nitro and Golf and Guitar to Vail Divide?" he replied - " Absolutely not and already turned them down awhile back. Let them and the other business you mentioned spend over a million dollars making safety improvements to SH 71 such as a continuous center turn lane, acceleration lane and deceleration lane like I voluntarily did for Falconhead West at the intersection of Vail Divide. Even with that a car dealership with a brightly lit site next to a residential neighborhood is not compatible and should not be located abutting the neighborhood. The Coverts need to move on."