Luxury Home Development to Feature Environmental Research
Mirasol Springs, a 1,400-acre luxury home development on the Pedernales River near the Travis County and Hays County lines, also will be home to an environmental research site as part of the Texas Field Station Network. The University of Texas at Austin will spend $150 million from donations, federal research grants, and university funds, while Mirasol developer Steve Winn will invest $50 million. Students and researchers will be able to take field courses and stay overnight on location at the Hill Country Field Station at Mirasol Springs. Construction will begin in spring of 2024 and be completed by spring of 2026. Mirasol Springs is preserving approximately 1,000 acres – more than 70% of the site – in a conservation easement to protect the Texas Hill Country. The low-density neighborhood will have stringent environmental features, including rainwater collection systems, a prohibition on pesticides and other landscaping chemicals, and Dark Skies compliant lighting. Learn more about Mirasol Springs.