The Larry Peel Company is an Austin-based company and has over 30 years of experience in bringing architecturally innovative designs to the multifamily industry. The company is committed to providing superior communities in exceptional environments. Larry Peel is recognized regionally and nationally for building unique, quality communities with award-winning designs. He takes pride in selecting and developing trophy sites where buildings are integrated into the natural beauty of the existing topography and native landscape without disturbing nature’s delicate balance. Concerned about maintaining the splendor and ecological integrity of Texas, he gives protection of the environment high priority. The result is evident in each truly one-of-a-kind development.
ETR was hired by Larry Peel Company to assist in the entitlements for the Purgatory Creek Apartments at the corner of Wonder World Drive and Hunter Road in San Marcos.Purgatory Creek is a 22.76 acre, 286 unit project bounded by Dutton Drive on the east, Wonder World Drive on the south, Hunter Road on the west and Purgatory Creek on the north.Many of the units will back up to the heavily wooded Purgatory Creek and the remainder will front on the shores of a 2 acre landscaped lake.In addition, the extension of the San Marcos hike and bike trail will be located along Purgatory Creek with an entrance on the site.
ETR drafted a Planned Development District with associated development standards and applied for and successfully achieved approval of a zoning change and future land use map amendment.Facing significant challenges including opposition from adjacent neighborhood groups and environmental groups, ETR obtained all necessary entitlements to allow the development of the property including the zoning change from General Commercial (GC) to Multifamily and a future land use map amendment from Commercial to High Density Residential.ETR was instrumental in coordinating with City staff, drafting necessary revisions and presenting to elected and appointed boards and commissions.
Larry Peel broke ground on Purgatory Creek in the summer of 2010 and is expected to open in fall 2011.