Land Development

Important Considerations


Any individual or company that contemplates the improvement or development of land should consider many factors before purchasing land that is thought to be an ideal location for a project.
  • If the land is within the City of Horseshoe Bay corporate limits or 1 mile thereof within the City's Extraterritorial Jurisdiction, you must find out what other Subdivision (Horseshoe Bay, Escondido, Summit Rock, etc.) and Horseshoe Bay Declarant (Horseshoe Bay Resort) development requirements will affect your project. 
  • For all building projects that require a permit, your first point of contact is the Architectural Control Committee (ACC) for the subdivision your property is located in, for subdivision covenants and restrictions information, and approval of plan reviews prior to coming to Development Services for a building permit.

Steps to Take


As you are going through the City’s application process you should find that there is a logical sequencing of activities that needs to occur. This in a very basic sequence is:
  1. Zoning
  2. Platting
  3. Utilities
  4. Traffic and drainage considerations
  5. Building construction
Research should also be conducted to determine if there are deed restrictions or easements that would affect the use of the land you are considering. For a very detailed discussion of the requirements for development projects, please see the Horseshoe Bay Development Policy (PDF).