Travis County commissioners delay approving RV park proposal near Hamilton Pool Preserve as residents raise concern

Important Update:

Despite last week’s decision (discussed in article below) to delay voting on this agenda item, the Travis County Commissioners Court will be meeting on Tuesday, 12/17/19 at 9 AM to discuss the Bentree RV proposal AGAIN.

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For the second week in a row, dozens of Dripping Springs residents filled the Travis County Commissioners Court chambers, prepared to speak in opposition to a proposed RV park at 401 Stagecoach Ranch Road, less than a half mile away from the Hamilton Pool Preserve.

Recent RV park proposals have prompted backlash from community members and led to a procedural change in which they are now considered as a special type of subdivision, similar to condominiums, and require commissioner approval to obtain a development permit.

The proposed Bentree RV Resort project would include 80 pad sites for recreational vehicles and a permanent office structure with a pool.

Resident concerns

Residents raised a number of concerns, including about groundwater supply, septic drainage, environmental impact, evacuation routes and safety.

A petition called “Save Hamilton Pool” has garnered 22,844 signatures in opposition to development.

“The Bentree … trailer park proposed development’s main goal is maximum density for maximum profit, and its tactic is to push the limits of weak county regulations and place the environment at risk,” the petition states.

Read more from Emma Freer with Community Impacts Newspaper here.