Leander’s new town center district, Northline, begins construction; The City plans to move the town hall to the site

ByShannon J. Cortes

Oct 6, 2022

Northline is a 116-acre mixed-use development that is expected to have hotels, housing, retail, offices, restaurants and more.

LEANDER, Texas — The developer of the new downtown district of Leander, Northlinesaid the doors will open for parts of the project in late 2023.

The Northline development will span 116 acres of land and is expected to be a mix of retail, housing, hotel, business and restaurant space.

For years Leander has been one of America’s fastest growing cities

“Like an odometer, it keeps rolling,” said Leander City manager Rick Beverlin.

More and more people are flocking to the growing city of Leander.

“It’s a combination of being exactly 25 miles from downtown Austin, housing stock, quality of life, school district, and access to area jobs,” Beverlin said. .

Beverlin said his current focus is on improving infrastructure and quality of life.

“We are the second fastest growing company in the United States,” Beverlin said.

Oldtown is the closest Leander has to a city centre. There are a few bars and restaurants, but town leaders say they outgrow it.

Leander’s new population signs show why. More than 81,800 people now live in the city. That’s up from 56,111 when the signs were posted five years ago in 2017.

This is why the city has several developments underway, including Northline. The mixed-use development is located off the 183, adjacent to the CapMetro transit station.

“There are two blocks of buildings under construction right now,” said Alex Tynberg, director of Northline Leander Development Company. “Townhouses go up next week.”

Teams broke ground on the 116-acre mixed-use development in 2020, just before the pandemic hit.

“It’s been a long time coming,” Tynberg said. “So we’re going to have streetscapes similar in design to what you see at The Estate.”

Leander plans to move City Hall and other departments to the property.

“It will be a 10-year build,” Tynberg said.

Some parts are expected to open by the end of 2023.

“It will become a destination in itself,” Beverlin said.

Leander foresees a lot of growth. Last year, the City Council adopted the Leander 2020 Comprehensive Plan. This is the framework within which the City will decide on land use over the next decade. The plan touches on everything needed to keep up with growth, from housing to transportation to utilities.

City leaders last updated the plan in April.

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