New Development a “Game-Changer” for Leander Area
Gone are the days of needing to travel to Cedar Park for an abundance of shopping, dining, and entertainment. Thanks to Leander’s new project, “Northline,” you’ll have everything you need right here in your own backyard! With a population of over 60,000, the city of Leander is ready for an urban, updated makeover. Sitting on 115 acres of land, this new downtown will be expansive and is bound to have something just for you!
Leander is a quickly growing community and there’s no surprise as to why. With beautiful scenery, tranquil vistas, a quaint hometown feel, and quick access to surrounding cities, you really can have it all. The growth in Leander has be exceptional. City Manager, Kent Cagle, estimates that Leander to be one of the fastest growing cities in the nation.
Downtown Leader, TX will break ground near the north end of the Capital Metro’s line in an area locally known as the “Transit Orient Development” or TOD. The location will be a walkable distance to Austin Community College’s San Gabriel campus and St. David’s Emergency Center. City Council members are eager to get construction underway and for this to be an opportunity to use Capital Metro as a way of bringing people into Leander, versus just a way to transport people outside the area.
When finished, the project is projected be worth between $700 million to $800 million. The people of Leander can anticipate this downtown scene to generate more property tax and sales tax revenue – putting money back into the city. It is estimated that the annual property tax alone with bring in $4.4 million once completed. Residents can expect construction to begin by the end of the year.