BASTROP COUNTY, Texas — Elon Musk is building his own town just southeast of Austin, according to deeds and other land records obtained by the Wall Street Journal.
The town, called Snailbrook, will be located next to his SpaceX and Boring Company facilities in Bastrop County.
The plan is to build a community for the employees of the two companies. Right now, it looks like some people are living in modular homes on the property.
The report says Musk has been meeting with employees, landowners and real estate agents to create “a sort of Texas utopia along the Colorado River, where his employees could live and work.” The name Snailbrook derives from The Boring Company’s directive to build machines that “move faster than a snail.”
The County has already approved streets called Boring Boulevard, Waterjet Way and Cutterhead Crossing, according to the report. A home on the site will become a Montessori school.
The Wall Street Journal reports Musk has already consulted a wide range of people about Snailbrook, including Kanye West, West’s architectural designer and singer Grimes.
Musk and his companies have purchased “at least” 3,500 acres in the Austin area in the past three years, the Wall Street Journal reports, though real estate agents in the area have estimated it could be closer to 6,000 acres.
Neighbors have brought up environmental concerns about The Boring Company's growth in the area. They filed a complaint with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality about the company's request for a permit to dump treated wastewater into the Colorado River nearby.
The TCEQ set a public hearing to hear more about that complaint on March 21.