Developer Announces Plans for 294-Acre Master Planned Community Near Startzvile

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Watercolours CEO Bill Taylor says the development borders FM 2733 and FM 2673. The entrance will be located near the winery across from Stahlman's Bear Creek Farmers Market.
Watercolours CEO Bill Taylor says the development borders FM 2733 and FM 2673. The entrance will be located near the winery across from Stahlman's Bear Creek Farmers Market.

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.

For more information, visit Watercolours’ Facebook page or website, watercoloursdevelopment.com.

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  1. I am curious if the golf course they plan to put in is going to be environmentally friendly? We are concerned about the pesticides & chemical fertilizers in runoff polluting our waterways . Canyon Lake water just raise our water bills 40% to put in new infrastructure etc. Are we the taxpayers going to be paying for filtering out lymphoma causing chemicals from this golf course?

  2. This is so sad. They have the nerve to call it pristine Hill country. There’s nothing Christine about it anymore, they’re calling it “country” but they’re putting in subdivisions & communities
    Those words don’t even belong in the country, those are city words

  3. Sorry but that’s about five years too late Texas has become the Mecca of the south west for the entire country,there’s so many people from every state in Texas and so much asphalt and concrete,our planet is starting to tilt towards the sun all in the name of progress and profit great job guys!

  4. Perhaps an environmental impact study should be looked into. One that doesn’t have dollar signs pushing it along?

  5. So, does this master plan include all the fire, police, sanitation, and additional construction to existing roads to handle that influx of people? It will destroy a huge area of wildlife and forever change the environment around Canyon Lake.

    It’s not the same thing that’s been going on around here for decades; build a house here, build a house there, its like coming in with a dinosaur foot the size of Startzville itself, and stamping out all of the life within it!

    Tell me that doesn’t impact an environment…

  6. Not to mention, it’s pretty much guaranteed there are huge dinosaur deposits all along the proposed development. Might be worth a study or two before it’s all destroyed!

  7. Too bad greed is just taking over everything! Shouldn’t there be a moratorium on building these types of developments until there can be sufficient, fact-based information on how they will impact the infrastructure (roads, water consumption, energy use, wildlife,
    Edwards aquifer, etc.). On one hand we get lectured on conservation – on the other hand, they just want the tax revenue! Stop and think!

  8. Love this project. CL could use some higher end homed and restaurants to counter all the trailer parks and meth labs that have made the area the butt of so many jokes.

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