Proposed $1 billion development with hotel, residences, 4-acre crystalline lagoon coming to Leander

Proposed $1 billion development with hotel, residences, 4-acre crystalline lagoon coming to Leander

Published | Written by Donathan Chang

The public-access lagoon will serve as the centerpiece for more than 1 million square feet of commercial development, including a full-service hotel and conference center planned for the property. (Rendering courtesy city of Leander)

Leander Springs, a 78-acre, mixed-use project with retail, restaurants, entertainment, hospitality, office and residential components, is coming to town, Leander Mayor Troy Hill announced Oct. 15.

Located at the southwest corner of FM 2243 and 183A, expectations are that a fully developed Leander Springs could be valued at $1 billion, according to the city.

As part of an economic development agreement with Leander Springs LLC, the city approved up to $22 million in performance-based tax incentives for the project, which promises to construct a 4-acre crystalline lagoon powered by Crystal Lagoons technology and surrounded by 10 acres of boardwalk and related amenities. The lagoon will be filled only once and operate in a closed circuit to ensure sustainable use of water.

The public-access lagoon will serve as the centerpiece for more than 1 million square feet of commercial development, including a full-service hotel and conference center planned for the property.

“This dynamic mixed-use development is a game changer for our community,” Hill said in a release. “Leander Springs has a phased approach that will bring in much needed commercial development at the beginning of the project while incorporating residential uses in a proportional manner.”

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