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Movie Studio in Bee Cave?

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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. 

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This is outstanding. Exactly what the area needs. Good use of the space and lots of quality jobs. Most importantly, no more low end retail!
VOTES:8
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If this doesn't pass I'll have no faith in our council.
Lets do this!
VOTES:6
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Does anyone remember why so many in this area is/was so against Covert moving in, including us? Nothing traffic wise has changed up/down Hwy. 71, HPR, RR620, nor Bee Cave Parkway since Covert purchased their land! We are not against growth and bringing in tax dollars/employment to Bee Cave, but do we just 'sway with the wind' and say a car dealer can't move in, 'drive-through food places' are not wanted, but in the most congested area of Hwy. 71, the City will build SIX buildings of 95,000 sq. feet with a total build out of 750,000 square feet, PLUS FIVE entrances, which means five EXITS for Hwy. 71/Bee Cave Parkway nearest the worse congestion!

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.
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Isn't this planned for the corner of Bee Cave Parkway and 620 (as stated at the start of the article), and not 71?
VOTES:6
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Yes need this
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Excellent
VOTES:3
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Thank God for home rule. If the council approves this, we the citizen of Bee Cave can over rule them. I cannot believe anyone wants more traffic here in Bee Cave. This town is on the way to becoming unlivable!!!!!!!
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Film sets are pretty insular so I think this would be a great low impact business for our community. As an indie filmmaker, the idea of having a sound stage on this side of town makes me very happy. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
VOTES:6
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I'm an actor here in Bee Cave and this would be a OUTSTANDING idea! This would bring SO much work to the Austin area. This defiantly needs to be considered.
VOTES:7
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Personally, I don't care about a large studio in Bee Cave. This area is growing faster than the infrastructure/roads can keep up. I moved my family here from Los Angeles to slow the pace in a quite neighborhood, quality schools and for a more simple lifestyle. Bee Cave/. Lakeway is getting so crowded that all the fun is not here anymore. Wrecks are a daily occurrence on 620 and Hwy. 71, traffic is backed up daily through the area and quite frankly it's starting to suck! I will not be one to picket as landowners have a right to develope their land within the zoning restrictions of the city, but these little curvy hill roads are getting mighty crowded. Just saying.
VOTES:-6
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Traffic is backed up daily due to all the people moving here from Los Angeles. Just saying.
VOTES:8
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Angelenos are moving here to assimilate, not make it like LA. Just saying.
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Didn't say one thing about making it like LA. Invalid point. Just thought it ironic she is complaining about traffic that she contributed to.. The "little curvy hill roads" are just fine, move back to Cali since it's "starting to suck."
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Hill Country Gridlock Wednesday, 16 October 2013
Dude, I thought your original post was hilarious. I've got your back.8)
VOTES:3
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This could be the the likes of the Warner bros. Studios lot in quaint Burbank, love it and would love to work in that environment again!
VOTES:8
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I think its exactly what we need! And I am not anonymous! Traffic is unavoidable, focus on the value of the growth. Oh and shop at Revival!
VOTES:5
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I can think of no "worse" place for a movie studio than the area outlined above. Not to mention the lower standards that would move in with it. The way those people vote has nearly caused the state of CA to slide off into the Pacific ocean due to debt alone, and you want MORE OF THEM to move HERE?!?!? Can we have the car dealership back now?
VOTES:-1
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"the lower standards that would move in with it." seriously? this town is so damn judgmental!
VOTES:4
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Actually California is not in debt, they are doing really well. What lower standards are you talking about? Production people are not homeless drug addicts. They are highly trained professionals that create the entertainment that most of us enjoy in the form of television and movies. I would love to see this built out here. When my husband worked mixing audio for a large studio, most of the crew made well over $100,000 a year base salary. That is not low standard folks. That is money that goes right back into the community.
VOTES:3
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How does this advance the quality of life for the average family in Bee Cave? Not in any way!!!!! This land is at the heart of Bee Cave and will totally dominate the future of Bee Cave. This property was not zoned under the master plan for this use. It is not the best use of this land for the families of Bee Cave. We will lose forever the quality of life that we have in Bee Cave if this project is approved. I really don't want to live in Burbank, Ca. I love the hill country we have here. Land around the airport in Austin is a much better place for something like this. Let's keep Bee Cave a great place for families.
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Can we PLEASE PLEASE start transportation planning now? I agree that this project would be economically good for Bee Cave/Lakeway, but the posters above are right by saying that the traffic it would generate would contribute to an already congested Bee Cave/Lakeway area. Even if the studio is not built, something else with just as much impact on traffic will be put in it's place. Let's face it: Bee Cave will not remain the sleepy Hill Country town we all moved to. Can't and won't happen, so let's make some lemonade from this basket of lemons some call growth. Let's look at some non-automobile-centric (Is that a word?) cities outside Texas that have planned their transportation needs with their growth. Bee Cave and Lakeway need to do it now before every bit of land is developed and have to retrofit alternate transportation into an already built area (Ex: see City of Austin and their painful process).
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We need to build a wall around California
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