Dripping Springs extends moratorium on new developments

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DRIPPING SPRINGS, Texas (KXAN) — New developments will be on hold for a few more months in one of Central Texas’ fastest-growing cities.

Dripping Springs city leaders voted Monday to extend the city’s moratorium on new permits for homes, site planning, commercial projects and construction in the city limited and extraterritorial jurisdiction.
They extended it by 90 days, meaning it will stay in effect until Feb. 20.

New builds in the Caliterra development will continue because their development agreement had been passed prior to the halt.

Dripping Springs has only one wastewater treatment plant with the capacity to serve 3,000 people. The city says plans to expand treatment capacity are on hold right now because a permit is being challenged in court by an environmental group.

  • Dripping Springs city leaders extended a development moratorium for new building permits an extra 90 days. Developments like Caliterra, pictured here, can continue because their agreements were finalized prior to the initial halt. (KXAN photo)
  • Dripping Springs city leaders extended a development moratorium for new building permits an extra 90 days. Developments like Caliterra, pictured here, can continue because their agreements were finalized prior to the initial halt. (KXAN photo)
  • Dripping Springs city leaders extended a development moratorium for new building permits an extra 90 days. Developments like Caliterra, pictured here, can continue because their agreements were finalized prior to the initial halt. (KXAN photo)

According to the city leaders, during the moratorium, no city department will accept permit applications for development where a waiver hasn’t already been approved.

Council members will meet weekly to discuss waivers to the moratorium.

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