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Central Texas housingmarket explodes

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NAVIGATING A SELLER’S MARKET Multiple oers, closing costs well over asking price and drastically diminished days on the market are all signiers of the local home buying market.

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Residential development in eastern Pugerville is one example of a booming housing market. (Brian Rash/Community Impact Newspaper)

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called Auro Commons is coming to La Frontera in 2021. The apartment commu- nity is under construction at Louis Henna Boulevard just west of its intersection with FM 1325. It is slated to bring 256 housing units reserved for residents at 60% or below area median income, which is $97,600 for the Austin-Round Rock Metropolitan Statistical Area. www.providentrealty.net 7 A luxury apartment community called Broadstone La Frontera will open this summer at 16304 FM 1325, Austin. Broadstone will offer one-, two- and three-bedroom units with private yard options and amenities. Preleasing is avail- able now for move-in late July or early August. 844-363-8398. www.broadstonelafrontera.com 8 An office condo community called The Center at Gattis is set to com- plete construction in November. With a planned 30,000 square feet of office space, the development will be located at 2261 Gattis School Road, Round Rock, and will have units ranging from 1,022- 4,088 square feet for outright sale or lease. 737-240-0341. www.centeratgattis.com 9 A restaurant called Chokdee Thai Cui- sine is opening a second location at 311 University Blvd., Ste. 200, Round Rock, in mid-July. The Thai eatery offers a tra- ditional menu as well as beer, wine, Thai teas and coffee. Its first location opened in 2017 in Manor. 512-410-7291. www.chokdee-thai.com 10 City Centre 2 is under construction at 551 I-35, Round Rock. It is the second of four buildings set to bring 125,000 square feet of office and retail space near

downtown Round Rock. City Centre is partially funded by an economic devel- opment incentive of $2.2 million from the city of Round Rock. Construction is expected to be complete in August. www.thecrowgroup.net 11 National homebuilding company Da- vid Weekley Homes is now selling homes in The Oaks on Chisolm Trail in Round Rock, according to a June 17 news re- lease. The 19-acre community will feature 113 single-family, two- and three-story homes. Two-story models are now under construction and expected to open in late summer. 512-354-4274. www.davidweekleyhomes.com EXPANSIONS 12 The Ascension Seton Williamson Sleep Center held a ribbon-cutting cere- mony May 26 in the lower level of Willow Hall at 200 Bobcat Way, Round Rock. The center, which is a collaboration between Ascension Seton and Texas State Univer- sity Round Rock, will offer complete diag- nostics and sleep therapeutics to patients age 12 and older. 512-716-2679. 13 Quick Pharmacy, located at 701 E. Palm Valley Blvd., Round Rock, reopened July 1 after having been closed since February due to damage caused by the winter storm. Quick Pharmacy has been in business in Round Rock since 1902. Quick Pharmacy offers compounding services, home delivery, medication therapy man- agement and medication synchronization. 512-863-2506. www.quickrx.com www.health.txstate.edu RENOVATIONS

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15940 Great Oaks Drive, Round Rock. Services at Pet Suites include dog board- ing, day care, grooming and training. 737-263-5361. www.greatoaks.petsuitesofamerica.com 4 Rhae , a size-inclusive clothing bou- tique located at 306 W. Main St., Round Rock, held a grand opening June 12. The locally-owned retailer offers clothing in sizes ranging from XXS-6X. www.shoprhae.com 5 Starbucks opened a new location with a drive-thru June 7 at 1951 N. I-35, Round Rock. The new store is open from 5 a.m.-10 p.m. daily and offers hot coffees and teas, blended beverages, cold drinks, oven-warmed food including breakfast and desserts, wi-fi and Nitro Cold Brew. 737-910-0019. www.starbucks.com COMING SOON 6 A four-story apartment complex

1 Cornerstone Automotive opened at 2225 E. Palm Valley Blvd., Round Rock, on May 3. The shop is owned by Chris Heimann, who said Cornerstone Auto- motive prides itself on quality, attention to detail, ability to get things done in a timely manner and accuracy of repair recommendations. 512-582-0079. www.cornerstoneautomotive.com 2 Happy Clouds Smoke & Vape opened a fourth location at 602 E. McNeil Road, Ste. 114, Round Rock, on April 9. The smoke shop, which originated in South Austin, carries branded merchandise, var- ious types of smoking apparatuses, and snacks and sodas. 512-215-9399. www.happycloudssmokeshop.com 3 PetSuites opened a new location in Round Rock at the beginning of May at

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location is estimated to be complete by the end of 2021. www.exaco.com 3 A new car wash business called Let it Shine is coming to Pflugerville after purchasing a 1.24-acre lot at the corner of Wells Branch Parkway and Heather- wilde Boulevard, according to a June news release from Evergreen Commercial Real Estate, which helped broker the purchase. The planned opening date is November 2022, and the website is under construction. 4 Information from the Texas Depart- ment of Licensing and Regulation states construction of a new QuikTrip location at 3101 E. Pecan St., Pflugerville, is slated to begin construction in mid-July and open in January. The new build will cost $525,000 and will clock in at 4,993 square feet. The store sells food, bever- ages, gas and other items. www.quiktrip.com ANNIVERSARIES 5 Einstein Bros. Bagels , a bagel chain, celebrated its fifth anniversary June 23 at its location at 2424 FM 685, Pflugerville. The eatery serves bagels, egg sandwich- es, lunch sandwiches, pastries, muffins and coffee. 512-358-4752. www.einsteinbros.com 6 Primrose School of Pflugerville at Falcon Pointe celebrated its fifth anni- versary June 20. The location opened

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in 2016 at 17221 Colorado Sand Drive, Pflugerville. The school provides early education for infants through pre-kinder- gartners. 512-573-7636. www.primrosepflugerville.com CLOSINGS 7 Arbor Car Wash and Lube Centers , which was located at 1704 W. Pecan St., Pflugerville, closed permanently in April. A representative from Arbor Car Wash told Community Impact Newspaper the Pflugerville site was sold to another com- pany and that it was an underperforming business within the Arbor Car Wash family of locations. The car wash offered full-service tunnel packages and featured soft cloth finishes and a spot-free rinse. www.arborcarwash.com

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COMING SOON 2 Austin-based lawn and garden wholesale distribution company Exaco Trading Co. broke ground on its future Pflugerville location at the corner of Impact Way and Helios Way on May 27. The 42,000-square-foot facility will be an upgrade from the current 28,000-square-foot center located at 10203 B Metropolitan Drive, Austin. The showroom will have inventory for people to see before making a purchase. The

1 Full-service garage door compa- ny RidgeLine Overhead Garage Door opened its new location at 1501 Panther Loop, Ste. 4D, Pflugerville, on April 15. The business provides sales, installations, repairs and maintenance to garage doors and related equipment. 512-571-4585. www.ridgelinegaragedoor.com

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3 A Chipotle Mexican Grill is expected to open at the Hanson’s Corner expansion at 326 Ed Schmidt Blvd. in Hutto. The Hanson’s Corner expansion is being built as a shell building that will have lease space available for businesses. Chipotle Mexican Grill is expected to be open by January 2022. The eatery is known for its build-your-own burritos, bowls, tacos and salads. www.chipotle.com 4 Construction has started on a Dutch Bros Coffee location at 90 Chris Kelley Blvd. in Hutto. The double-lane drive- thru coffee shop is expected to open in September, according to Dave Burggraaf, managing director at Evergreen Commer- cial Real Estate. The Dutch Bros Coffee serves hot, iced and blended coffee along with teas, lemonade and smoothies. www.dutchbros.com 5 A UPS store located inside the H-E-B at 5000 Gattis School Road, Ste. 100, Hutto, is scheduled to open July 15. The store will offer shipping, print, faxing, notary and packing services. UPS is a multinational shipping and receiving and supply chain management company founded in 1907. 512-843-4212. www.ups.com RELOCATIONS 6 Construction on a new Texas Back- yard Structures location is expected to start in July. The business will relocate from its address at 2031 CR 118, Hutto,

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to the new address at 108 Benelli Drive, Hutto, once the building is complete. Texas Backyard Structures specializes in outdoor playscapes, gazebos and pergo- las. 512-989-9494. www.texasbackyardstructures.com IN THE NEWS 7 The Texan Cafe & Pie Shop , located at 207 East St., Hutto, will have new hours starting July 5. The homestyle eat- ery will be closed on Sundays, open Mon- day through Thursday from 11 a.m.-8:30 p.m. and Friday through Saturday from 11 a.m.-9 p.m. The new hours are posted on the restaurant’s front door, along with a statement explaining how the shift will help restaurant staff be able to spend more time with their families. 512-846-2885. www.thetexancafe.com

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COMING SOON 2 Site work is underway for a Black Rock Coffee Bar at the corner of Gattis School Road and FM 685 in Hutto. Black Rock Coffee Bar serves coffee, smoothies and noncaffeinated beverages. This will be the shop’s sixth Texas location, with existing locations in Austin and Round Rock. Construction is estimated to be complete by the end of August, according to representatives with American Retail Contractors LLC. https://br.coffee

1 Hutto Liquor , located at 525 Chris Kelley Blvd., Ste. 200, will have a rib- bon-cutting July 7 from 11 a.m.-noon. The shop, which offers a variety of liquor and mixers, opened in late March. Hours of operation are 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and closed on Sundays. 512-642-6279. Facebook: Hutto Liquor

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Lonestar Dance Center will host a workshop that has attendees make music videos. Must register in advance. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. $150. 2606 W. Pecan St., Pugerville. 512-670-0301. www.lonestardance.com/camps

July celebration at the Brushy Creek Amphitheater. The live music venue will host performances by country singer Jack Ingram, The Peterson Brothers and Mia Garcia. Gates open at 4:30 p.m. Free admission and $5 parking. 1001 County Road 137, Hutto. 512-759-4015. www.brushycreekamp.com 16 THE DISTILLERY COMEDY TOUR The nationwide tour features stand-up comedians with various performance backgrounds, including television appearances, and will stop at the Spirit of Texas brewery in Pugerville. 8-9:30 p.m. $12 general admission. 1715 Dalshank St., Pugerville. 512-989-9292. www.spiritoftx.com 17 CONCERT IN PRETE PLAZA: CANCIONES, RAÍCES Y ALAS A concert given by Canciones, raíces y alas (CRYA) will be held in Prete Plaza July 17. According to its mission statement, CRYA is a musical project intended to create family-friendly Spanish language music for children and their families. 10:30-11:15 a.m. Free. Prete Main Street Plaza, 221 E. Main St., Round Rock. 512-218-7001. www.roundrocktexas.gov Rock singer Uncle Brent will perform an acoustic show at the Downtown Hall of Fame, which serves craft burgers and draft beer. 6 p.m. Free. 205 East St., Hutto. 512-642-3642. www.thedowntownhalloame.com

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FEATURED EVENT Sertoma Independence Day Parade July 3 The city of Round Rock will host the annual Sertoma Independence Day Parade on July 3. The parade will feature helium inatables and community groups trailing the 1.5- mile route beginning at 8:30 a.m. The 22 OUTDOOR OPENMIC NIGHT The Outdoor Open Mic Night is back at the Three Legged Goat. The weekly event is known for performances from poets and musicians. 6:30-10:30 p.m. Free. 200 E. Pecan St., Ste. 5, Pugerville. 512-968-0386. www.threeleggedgoatatx.com 24 AUTISMACCEPTANCE EVENT The Round Rock Police Department, along with autism support organization BlueSprig, will host an Autism Acceptance event with bouncy houses, games, shaved ice and

festivities will continue with Frontier Days at Old Settlers Park at noon. Featured activities include a cowboy sing-along, a performance of Ballet Folklorico, free ice cream and live music at 8:30 p.m. Contact the city for parking information. Free admission. Parade: Mays Street, between Mays Crossing and Hwy. 79. Frontier Days: Old Settlers Park, 3300 E. Palm Valley Blvd., Round Rock. 512-341-3361. www.roundrocktexas.gov educational opportunities. Free. 9 a.m. to noon. 1510 Greenlawn Blvd., Round Rock. 512-218-5400. www.roundrocktexas.gov 31 BRADY’S BRIDGE SUPER FAMILY FUND RUN Nonprot Brady’s Bridge will host an event with multiple fun run options, as well as a virtual 1-mile fun run and 5K. 8 a.m. Each option has a $30 registration fee. Lakeview Pavillion, Old Settlers Park, 3300 E. Palm Valley Blvd., Round Rock. www.bradysbridge.org/run/

The city of Pugerville in partnership with Typhoon Texas will host three days of in-park entertainment that includes two nights of reworks on Saturday and Sunday. Fri. 10:30 a.m.-7 p.m., Sat. and Sun. 10:30 a.m.-10:30 p.m. See website for event pricing and parking information. Season pass holders have unlimited access to the park. 18500 TX-130 Service Road, Pugerville. 512-212-7792. www.typhoontexas.com/austin 03 HEROES AGAINST HUNGERDAY 5KAND LIVEMUSIC Backpack Friends is hosting a charity 5K and live music event to raise money to provide weekend meals for underprivileged children. The event begins at 9 a.m. Registration fees for the 5K are $25 for adults and $10 for children. 200 E. Pecan St., Pugerville. 512-965-3052. www.backpackfriends.com 04 FOURTHOF JULY CELEBRATION The city of Hutto will hold a Fourth of

Find more or submit events at communityimpact.com/event-calendar. Event organizers can submit local events online to be considered for the print edition. Submitting details for consideration does not guarantee publication.

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TRANSPORTATIONUPDATES YellowSage Street inPugerville to undergo various improvements throughNovember

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Yellow Sage Street will be over- hauled thanks to a community development block grant. The city of Pugerville has contracted with Smith Paving Inc. to complete the project. City Council made the contract approval ocial during a June 8 meeting, and sta conrmed the street improvements will span from Bellemeade Boulevard on the north- ern end of the project to El Malino Drive on the southern end. Smith Paving, which bid $267,062, beat out two other companies with the lowest bid on the transportation project. Work to be completed on Yellow Sage Street will include trac control, concrete removal, sign removal and relocation, and drainage improvements.

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Old Austin Hutto Road Phases 2 and 3 in Pugerville A project to widen Old Austin Hutto Road to a three-lane road is underway. In addition to the project’s planned drainage and pavement improve- ments, city information states work will include creating one lane in either direction, as well as a center two-way turn lane. A single lane roundabout will replace the curve at the north- ern end of the roadway to provide for future connectivity to the north. Phase 2 work began in April, and the nal Phase 3 of the project is expect- ed to begin in September, weather permitting. Timeline: April-February Cost: $4,217,709 Funding source: 2018 general obligation bond

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The two other companies that bid on the project were Diamond X Contracting Inc., which bid $307,928, and Smith Contracting Co. Inc., which bid $304,351, according to a city document. City sta conrmed the work for

Logan Street bridge to open in east Round Rock this summer the improvement project is expected to begin by the end of June and be completed in November, weather permitting. Timeline: June-November Cost: $267,062 Funding source: City of Pugerville

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ALL INFORMATION ON THIS PAGE WAS UPDATED AS OF JUNE 17. NEWS OR QUESTIONS ABOUT THESE OR OTHER LOCAL TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS? EMAIL US AT RRKNEWSCOMMUNITYIMPACT.COM. improvements project, West Live Oak Street will be repaved from West Street to FM 1660. Live Oak has uneven pavement and cuts in the road from past utility work. The city of Hutto and Atmos Energy are working to relocate gas mains and lines. The project went before City Council June 17 and ocials voted to allocate $350,000 toward work that will include mill, overlay and other infrastructure adjustments. The approved funding includes a clause in the contract that will allow City Coun- cil to assess if more work needs to be done along the roadway. Because of the clause, a completion date is not yet determined. Timeline: spring 2021-TBD Cost: $350,000 Funding source: 2018 Proposition A, road and drainage bond funds West Live Oak Street improvements in Hutto As part of an Old Town street

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Drivers will soon have a new route available as construction nears com- pletion on a neighborhood connectiv- ity project in eastern Round Rock. The Logan Street bridge project connects East Logan Street and Logan Drive between Greenlawn and A.W. Grimes boulevards. Work included adding a two-lane bridge over the Turtle Creek Trib- utary and connecting the Heritage Springs Trail to Logan. The city of Round Rock has announced the bridge will open this summer, but a specic date of completion is not yet available.

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to Forest Creek Drive, the city awarded Alpha Paving and Texas Materials a $7.87 million contract for work including repairs to curbs, pavement, sidewalks and gutters. Sara Bustilloz, public informa- tion ocer for the city of Round Rock, said the 2021 improvements planned for Forest Creek Drive have not yet been approved and will be considered at an upcoming meeting. Timeline : TBD Cost : TBD Funding source : TBD

Forest Creek Drive is the next project the city of Round Rock will address as part of its Street Maintenance Program that is up for approval later this year. The street was most recently repaired in 2020 as part of the city's Master Transportation Plan, which was approved in 2017. At a June 10 City Council meeting Transportation Director Gary Hudder said Forrest Creek Drive is just one of several other streets listed in the plan. As part of 2020 improvements

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DEVELOPMENT UPDATES

Developments underway in the Round Rock-Pugerville-Hutto area

Las Vegas-based tech rmto build data center inRoundRock near Dell global headquarters

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and once complete, The Rock will be part of a large ecosystem of Texas campuses held by the company that will total more than 2 million square feet and 185 megawatts of power, the release states. Chamber President and CEO Jason Ball said the number of jobs associ- ated with The Rock campus has not yet been announced. According to another press release from the Switch website, the company recently purchased Austin-based Data Foundry Inc. in May. Data Foundry was a colocation pro- vider, which means that it provided Once complete, The District will have 1,600 multifamily units, 3 million square feet of oce space, 200,000 square feet of retail and a 250-room hotel. The city of Round Rock entered into a development agreement with Mark IV Capital, in which it will develop the property over the course of 20 years with a $200 million investment. The city will pay for $12.6 million in public infrastructure such as water lines and roads.

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ROUND ROCK Switch, a high-per- forming computing technology infrastructure company based in Las Vegas, will build a fth campus in Round Rock next to the Dell Technol- ogies global headquarters. The announcement came June 2 in a news release from the Round Rock Chamber. The property purchased from Dell will allow Switch to con- struct a 1.5 million-square-foot Tier 5 data center facility, which will be called The Rock. Switch is set to begin site prepa- ration and permitting this summer,

Once complete, the facility will be the newest of several similar centers owned by Switch. (Rendering courtesy Switch)

equipment, space and bandwidth to retail customers. The facilities purchased from Data Foundry make up the rest of the 2 million square feet of the Texas technology campus ecosystem owned by Switch.

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TheDistrict on path to rezone after initial approval fromocials

RoundRock Lofts get a rezoning approval

BY BROOKE SJOBERG

ROUND ROCK On June 10, City Council approved a zoning change for a 6.84-acre tract located east of Chisholm Trail Road and south of West Old Settlers Boulevard. The Round Rock Lofts planned unit development will occupy the property now that it has been suc- cessfully rezoned from C-1 general commercial use to a PUD. The multilevel urban residential building will have 10,000 square feet of commercial space on its rst oor, no less than 45 residential units and a height limit of eight stories, according to Planning and Zoning Director Brad Wiseman. City documents state the PUD

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ROUND ROCK City Council approved the rst reading for an ordinance rezoning 65.5 acres of land on June 10. Located at the intersection of Greenlawn and Louis Henna Boule- vard, the tract is now owned by Mark IV Capital, according to Planning and Development Director Brad Wiseman. It is being considered for rezoning from C-1 to a Mixed Use-Greenspace PUD. The development received approval for its rst reading, and a secondary reading will be given a nal vote at a future Council meeting.

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incorporates MF-3 multifamily-ur- ban zoning district requirements, such as structured parking, balco- nies on a minimum of 25% of its units and internal stairways. City information states this prohibits drive-thrus, fuel sales and auto service facilities. “All uses and associated ameni- ties will be contained within the building,” Wiseman said.

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25-acre housing development approved byHuttoPlanning and Zoning

Retail businesses likely coming to Lake Pugerville area

BY MEGAN CARDONA

specically Marjorie Drive and Kaatz Lane. The commission approved the plans for the development on the condition that temporary barricades be placed at the ends of those two streets during construction. The barricades will require construction trucks to use CR 138. Construction plans need to be approved by the city engineer before work can start on the develop- ment, Director of Planning Ashby Grundman said. The second and nal phase of the development will be located north of Kaatz, but that phase has not yet been presented to

HUTTO The rst phase of nal plans for the Covered Bridge residen- tial development, located o CR 138 to the east of the Lakeside Estates neighborhood, was approved by the Hutto Planning and Zoning Commis- sion during a June 1 meeting. The phase of the Covered Bridge development spans over 25 acres and will consist of 120 single-family residential lots. Commission Member Rick Hudson expressed concern over the possibility of construction trac cutting through Lakeside Estates,

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PFLUGERVILLE A 4.7-acre plat of land located on the southeast corner of Weiss Lane and Jesse Bohls Road east of Lake Pugerville has been rezoned to a retail district. Ocials approved the rezone during a second reading at the June 8 Pugerville City Council meeting. The rst reading of the ordinance took place at council’s May 25 meeting. During that meeting, council stated the applicant seeks to rezone the former temporary agriculture and development reserve zone because they see the adjacent location to Lake Pugerville as a retail opportunity, according to city documents. Information from the city states the development project’s unplat- ted land at 17705 Weiss Lane was annexed into Pugerville’s city limits Feb. 23 and has one single-family home on it. The zoning district is intended to provide locations for various types of general retail trade, business and service uses for services to one or more neighborhoods, a city docu- ment states.

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the commission. Following the results of the May 1 election, a city charter amendment approved by voters allows the planning and zoning commission to approve development plans and nal plats without City Council approval.

Ocials approve $1.13Mfor upgrades toGilleland Creek Pool andPark

BY BRIAN RASH

at 16430 Cameron Road, that would include a daily meeting space with storage for tools and supplies. Option B proposed using the money for Phase 1 improvements at 1849 Park including football eld lights, a parking lot expansion and eld drainage improvements. Option C proposed a remodel of the city’s Heritage House Museum, also known as the Bohls House, that would include a green room and utilities renovations. Option D reintroduced the Gilleland Creek Pool proposal that is referred to by the city as the Gille- land Creek Pool Bathhouse. Among other improvements, proposed work included in Option D would raise the facility’s elevation to prevent future ooding and other damage. The plan would also

PFLUGERVILLE Pugerville ocials voted to go ahead with improvements at Gilleland Creek Pool and Park that would replace structures and improve facilities there. The vote came after an April decision from council to improve the facilities stalled. During a June 8 City Council meeting, ocials were presented with four options for how to allocate $1.13 million in funding that did not originally go toward the overhaul of the pool facility located at 700 N. Railroad Ave. The presentation broke down details for options AD, with price tags all totaling the available $1.13 million. Option A called for a park mainte- nance facility for 1849 Park, located

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remove and replace the buildings at the pool due to its location within a ood plain. Sentiment in favor of Option D proved most substantial, both among council members and residents who provided written and oral testimony during public comment of the agenda item. Those who spoke in favor of the pool improvements spoke of the need to improve the bathroom facilities there, among other overhauls.

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TRANSPORTATION Southeast LoopProject to ease trac congestion in eastWilCo

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potential deceleration lane. Members from the cities of Puger- ville, Taylor and Hutto were present at the groundbreaking. Hutto Mayor Mike Snyder said the Southeast Loop project will add another corridor into Hutto and make it similar to Puger- ville and Round Rock—both of which have multiple multi-lane road- ways leading into their cities. “This has potential in the commercial base,” he said. The projected construction cost for Segment 1 is $11,526,789 and funded through a voter-approved 2019 road bond, according to a county news release. Completion for this segment will be in late 2022. next 10 years to really help us grow our

Williamson County broke ground on Segment 1 of its Southeast Loop Project on June 30. The 9-mile project will contain three segments and create a critical roadway for infrastructure in Precinct 4, runs along CR 138 from SH 130 to CR 137 in Hutto. Precinct 4

Leaders fromHutto, Taylor, Pugerville and Williamson County broke ground on the transportation project June 30. (Megan Cardona/Community Impact Newspaper)

Segment 1 of the Southeast Loop Project will span from SH 130 to CR 137 in Hutto, and construction is expected to begin in July.

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“THIS HAS POTENTIAL IN THE NEXT 10YEARS TO REALLYHELPUS GROW OUR COMMERCIAL BASE.” MIKE SNYDER, MAYOR OF HUTTO

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