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Elon Musk's The Boring Company purchases land in Bastrop outside Austin

The company used a separate entity, Gapped Bass LLC, to purchase 73 acres of land in Northwest Bastrop in May.

BASTROP, Texas — Elon Musk's The Boring Company is purchasing more land in the Austin area for the tunneling startup.

Gapped Bass LLC purchased 73 acres of land in northwest Bastrop in May, according to a report from the Austin Business Journal. The entity is tied to top executives at The Boring Company and the address listed in multiple state filings for its Pflugerville warehouse.

The Boring Company is Musk’s tunnel construction business that “creates safe, fast-to-dig, and low-cost transportation, utility and freight tunnels,” according to the company’s website.

The 73-acre Bastrop site is located near State Highway 71 and Farm Road 1209.

The company announced last month that is hiring for 20 positions in the Austin area, including director of finance and field engineer for a Bastrop site. This was the first time the company publicly recognized it had a location in the Austin area, according to the Austin Business Journal.   

Some of those job descriptions outlined plans to build an autonomous tunnel boring machine.

In December 2020, The Boring Company filed for the renovation and alteration of a building in Pflugerville. The land in that filing to the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation is 40,000 square feet at 15709 Impact Way, the same address listed on Gapped Bass LLC’s Bastrop purchase.

Musk already has quite a presence in Central Texas. Tesla is building a "Gigafactory" in Austin. Musk's company Neuralink posted five job openings in Austin in April. The second-richest man in the world also lives in a $50,000 tiny home near SpaceX's development in Boca Chica, Texas. 

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