A Houston-based developer plans to turn 294 acres near Startzville into a master-planned community focusing on wellness and healthcare.
Called Watercolours, the property borders FM 2722 and FM 2673 with an official address of 7200 FM 2722. The entrance will be located near the winery across from Stahlman’s Bear Creek Farmers Market.
The project– billed as resort-style living in a pristine Hill Country environment — includes over 250 homesites that start at one acre and 196 smaller lots for smaller homes.
‘Casitas’ will range in size from 800 to 1,400-square feet. Top estate lots with “magnificent scenic views” are available.
Included in the development are a par-three golf course and a 60,000-square-foot wellness center offering clinical care, non-clinical care and counseling services.
Non-clinical care includes senior living, independent living, spa services, nutrition, yoga, equestrian, fitness, swimming and hiking trails.
The Rose Taylor Wellness Clinic will include a hospital for minor surgeries and provide other services including access to physicians with specialties in cardiovascular, orthopedic, gastroenterology and ophthalmology will be available on-site.
“Rose Taylor is my mother who was in perfect health and died of a sudden heart attack the day I put the offer in on the property,” Watercolours CEO Bill Taylor said. “She was buried and on that day I am eulogizing my mother at her funeral I am notified that our offer had been accepted.”
The development will rely on green and solar energy in addition to electricity from Pedernales Electric Cooperative.
Groundbreaking ceremonies are pending Comal County’s permit-approval process.
“We were very fortunate to get the piece of property that we have,” Taylor said. “We’ve worked on this for a year.”
According to Comal County’s Appraisal District, the acreage is worth $4,642,450.
James Ingalls of Ink Civil in New Braunfels is the civil engineer for Watercolours. Roy Bechtol, considered the top golf-course designer in the United States, is working on the golf course. Kurt Nuebeck of Page Architects will design the wellness center.