A new auto dealership would be welcome in most small towns — but not here, where Falconhead West residents fear the planned 23-acre Covert Auto Group dealership on Texas 71 will bring noise and light pollution, decrease property values and create dangerous conditions on a highway where motorists zip along at 65 mph.
“Covert could just be the beginning. We don’t want a motor mile out here,” said Morris Moore, who lives on Pyrenees Pass in the Falconhead West subdivision, within yards of the Covert property. “Their three-story parking structure will be about 80 to 100 feet from my backyard.”
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The problem: Falconhead West residents say they don’t want a planned Covert car dealership; they say it will bring traffic problems as well as noise and light pollution.
Who is responsible: Residents have turned to the Bee Cave City Council, but they also say Covert has a responsibility to be a good community partner.
What they have to say: City officials say the dealership is outside the city limits and so zoning regulations don’t apply. They must approve a plat if all regulations are met. Covert officials did not comment.