The secret is out. Dripping Springs is the place to live for those who want small-town charm in a place close enough to Austin and all it has to offer. The Southwest Austin / Dripping Springs edition of the Community Impact Newspaper reports the city’s population has reached 3,277 in 2018. This is an 82 percent increase since 2013.
Even with the population jump, the City of Dripping Springs works to maintain its serene setting for years to come. City Council shares its comprehensive plan and long-term vision for the city. The goal of the plan is to reflect the residents’ priorities and expectations. They want Dripping Springs to be a place to live, work, and play.
What the Comprehensive Plan Covers
The leaders know the city is growing rapidly. And that leads to challenges and opportunities. That’s why the plan is a living document. It’s meant to be revised on a regular basis. Despite the growth, the City puts a lot of effort in retaining its community value and quality of life.
In creating the plan, the City engaged the community through a survey with more than 1,600 residents participating. They also held focus groups and a Town Hall. A steering committee reviewed all the input in drafting goals and recommendations. They presented the results at an Open House. Here, residents voted to prioritize the items.
The plan is organized into four topics with goals for each one. The topics are as follows:
- Development / Growth Management
- Livability / Quality of Life
- Goals from Previous Plans
You’ll also find short, medium, and long-term goals in the plan. It also delves into the demographics.
Dripping Springs ISD Prepares for Growth
The Dripping Springs ISD board of trustees is also preparing for the city’s growth. It has recently approved a 64-acre land purchase. The Community Impact Newspaper quotes the Superintendent who says it’ll allow the district to plan for future schools and facilities.
Plans are also progressing on Dripping Springs ISD bond projects. Dripping Springs High School will be done in time for the 2020-2021 school year. Walnut Springs Elementary will move to the same property as Dripping Springs Middle School. And elementary school No. 5 is in the works to open in time for the 2021-2022 school year.
Since 2010, Dripping Springs has turned Mercer St. into a unique destination. Residents and visitors love its shopping and restaurant options. Dripping Springs Ranch Park thrives and attracts local, state, and national events.
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