A concept presentation from Supernature Studios to Planning and Zoning last week may lead to a huge deveopment at the intersection of 620 and Bee Cave Parkway producing movies and network TV shows.
HCG developer Christopher Milam showed P&Z plans to build $100-million studio in Bee Cave. Local filmmaker Robert Rodriguez had planned to build on the lot at 13500 Bee Cave Parkway but ended up at the Airport so Milam bought the land.
The site would stretch 3,000 feet with a 6/7-foot tall stone wall, and the back portion of the land looks out on Balcones Canyonland Preserve.
Features would include:
- Six buildings with 95,000 square feet of motion picture and network television sound stages.
- Five entrances to the site with two manned gates.
- 750,000 square feet total build out, with 576,680 square feet of Class A office space.
- 55 percent impervious cover restriction.
- 20,000-square-foot onsite mill with woodworking, steel production for stage builds
Total cost for the project would exceed $100 million and could be completed within 18 months. There is no appropriate zoning in Bee Cave according to councilwoman Zelda Auslander.
Lets do this!
How can the residents/people of the area contend with just one more large biz which will produce hundreds of more vehicles at the corner of Hwy. 71/Bee Cave Parkway? LTISD buses travel in the hundreds each day, at least twice daily through that very congested intersection, the entrance to Bee Cave Elementary is just approx. 1/4 mile from the same intersection, the lights are continually being worked on at that intersection, of which always seem to become worse after each 'adjustment.
The huge volume of traffic in that area and that particular intersection must be dealt with before the 'progress = $$$$$$$' for others are approved. Not only is Hwy. 71 a major artery for 18 wheelers, sand/gravel/cement trucks and others, but the amount/volume of people passing through each day is beyond the use of the highway. This is not even figuring in the volume of traffic generated by the new CVS opening soon, NOR the new elder facility going in right across the street from CVS at the intersection of Hwy. 71 and Bee Cave Parkway! This is NOT even mentioning the extreme volume of traffic on HPR from I10, Dripping Springs, I35S, San Antonio, etc. which all these thousands of vehicles intersects at the Hwy. 71/HPR/Bee Cave Parkway intersection daily ~ 3 main arteries meeting up at the same intersection does NOT support the traffic now ~ HOW will our roads support, yet, just one more $100,000,000.00 biz with hundreds of employees and hundreds of visitors daily. Our Children and our residents are far much more important than someone bringing a biz in for millions of dollars in profits for their own pockets.
We challenge the City, State TxDot, County Commisioners and all the other 'Powers To Be' to make our community safer with less congestion on Hwy. 71 and that particular intersection before anymore building is done by anyone for profit for the Developer, investors, owners, builders and others.