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Rivers Bend at Pecan Park blossoms

Author: 
Terry Hagerty - Contributing Writer

Work is progressing at an impressive pace at Rivers Bend at Pecan Park, a combined residential/commercial development astride the Colorado River.

On Sept. 13, Duke McDowell, owner of the company DM Pecan Park Associates Ltd, sales director Tim Dalton and project manager Dave Siler, gave a tour of the progress of the development. The 311-acre “mixed use” development will consist of two entities – approximately 650 home sites on 224 acres that compose Rivers Bend at Pecan Park along the Colorado River; and an adjacent commercially-zoned Pecan Park Center. So far, 118 lots have been completed and were pre-sold for the residential development; and another 150 residential lots will be ready within the next 12 months, McDowell said.

Dave Siler, Duke McDowell, and Tim Dalton stand at the entrance to Rivers Bend. (Terry Hagerty Photography)

“It’s a beautiful spot and allows people to walk to downtown across the Old Iron Bridge,” McDowell said of the development at the end of Childers Drive behind Wal-Mart. Beside hiking trails, Rivers Bend at Pecan Park will also include a 4-acre park.

Homebuilders for Pecan Park include Scott Felder Homes (Austin-based), David Weekley Homes (Houston) and Value Builders (Dallas). Scott Felder and David Weekley Homes are building single-family homes; Value Builders is building attached homes.

One of the new homes in Pecan Park. (Terry Hagerty Photography)

Dalton said that current mixed-use zoning for Rivers Bend at Pecan Park “will accommodate numerous residential zoning districts, including: single-family homes on lot sizes ranging from 6,000-8,400(+) square feet; townhome/single family-attached housing; patio homes and areas for condominium development.”

Dalton also detailed that residential lot development at this time includes: 118 Lots completed and pre-sold (Sections 5A & 4); 42 lots currently under construction and pre-sold (Section 5B); 112 Lots being processed through the City & pre-sold (Sections 3A and 6A) – for a total of 272 lots, all of which were pre-sold to builders.

McDowell added, “We are continuing to work with the City of Bastrop as our development grows.”A new home under construction in Pecan Park, Bastrop, Texas. (Terry Hagerty Photography)

By the Numbers

Residential lot development at this time includes:
118 Lots completed and pre-sold (5A & 4)
 42 Lots currently under construction & pre-sold (5B)
112 Lots being processed through the City & pre-sold (3A & 6A)
272 Total (All of these lots were pre-sold to builders)
 
Section 5A - Total Lots - 48
Lots are in development and were pre-sold to David Weekley Homes and Scott Felder Homes. Approximately 70% of this section is currently under construction with homes.
Section 5B - Total Lots - 43
All lots have been pre-sold to David Weekley Homes and Scott Felder Homes. These lots are currently under construction.
Section 4 - Total Lots - 70
All of these lots were pre-sold to Value Builders and construction of these lots has been completed. Construction of attached-housing units is currently in process.
Sections 3A (68 lots) & 6A (44 lots) - Total Lots 112
All lots have been pre-sold. After the platting process has been completed through the City of Bastrop, lot development will begin.