Within a span of 24 hours, West Travis County Public Utility Agency board members hosted a town hall meeting, announced improvements slated for the coming year, approved water quality protections for the Hamilton Pool Road corridor and agreed to take a hard stance on high-profile multiuse projects The Backyard and The Terrace.
At its April 19 meeting, representatives from nonprofit neighborhood groups HPR Matters and HPR Scenic Highway Corridor Coalition as well as residents from the neighboring communities of Deer Creek Ranch and Belvedere on Hamilton Pool Road requested that the developer of a proposed office complex at the corner of Hamilton Pool Road and Longhorn Skyway conform to local and federal water quality standards. Speakers cited their concern for “potential environmental degradation” of the region due to the project’s “excessive impervious cover.”
Gene Lowenthal, a spokesperson for both groups, said the developer is preparing to move forward with the project and obtain water through the Deer Creek Ranch Water Company, bypassing the tougher water quality standards of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service… Read more from Statesman.com