By Samantha Smith
Buda city council approved a motion at the March 15 meeting to develop 16.72 acres of land off of FM 967, just south of the subdivision White Oak Preserve as the second section of that subdivision.
Buda Director of Planning Chance Sparks presented the proposal to city council and assured them of the compliance of utility and storm water needs at the site.
Sparks also mentioned that since the new section of the subdivision will be located near the HCPUA pipeline, the city is planning on placing a trail over the pipeline for recreational use.
The current neighborhood of White Oak Preserve consists of two different builders, Centex Homes and Castle Rock Homes, but the expansion will include a third builder, M/I Homes.
Buda Mayor Todd Ruge verified with Sparks that the total build-out plan for the expansion is 248 homes, not 1,000 homes as was speculated on the Internet.
White Oak Preserve offers luxury homes in the 200,000 to 300,000 and will be connected to Oyster Creek when the new section is completed.