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Plans for mixed-use development at Borden Dairy plant in East Austin near approval

The development would include residential units, a hotel and retail and restaurant space.

AUSTIN, Texas — Plans to develop the site of a Borden Dairy plant in East Austin are nearing approval from the city council.

On Thursday, councilmembers voted in favor of a rezoning that would allow the project to advance. The next vote to advance the project is scheduled for Thursday, June 8.

Developers want to rezone the 21-acre site on Strandtman Cove to make way for a mixed-use development that would include 1,400 apartments, a 220-room hotel and three office buildings, as well as about 100,000 square feet of restaurant and retail space.

According to an April report from CultureMap Austin, if the project moves forward, it would "represent a big economic boost for Far East Austin's Govalle neighborhood, which has seen little of the explosive development that the nearby East Riverside Drive corridor has."

The developer is Endeavor Real Estate Group, which is behind many properties in the Austin area, including the Frost Tower in Downtown Austin, Saltillo in East Austin and several buildings in the Domain.

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