Planned Lake Travis marina has residents uneasy
Despite falling lake levels and a drought that has intensified in recent weeks, developers are planning what would be one of the largest marinas on Lake Travis, at Cypress Creek cove.
The proposal is a scaledback version of a plan for a $15 million marina resort that would have included floating homes. After public opposition, Travis County commissioners last year banned new floating habitable structures on Lake Travis.
The new plans, from developers Brian George and John Shipley, call for the marina to be 253,772 square feet of water surface area with 203 wet mooring slips, 60 personal watercraft ramps and four restroom, bath and shower facilities. The marina would be the fourth in the Cypress Creek area. It also would be inaccessible by land.
As part of the permit application process, there will be a public meeting on the marina plans at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Travis County Westside Service Center, 4501 FM 620. Representatives from the Lower Colorado River Authority also will attend the meeting to answer questions about the LCRA’s Highland Lakes Marina Ordinance. Written comments can be sent
Austin resident Loree Pitts sits on property she owns across Lake Travis from a proposed marina. She, along with other residents, are concerned about an emergency at the site because it is not accessible by road.