AUSTIN, Texas — An area that was once farmland is now turning into a major development in southeast Austin.
It's called Goodnight Ranch and it's sitting on 700 acres right off Slaughter Lane. The area was owned by the Goodnight family since the 1960s.
"It was a dairy farmland, so actually we are in partnership with the Goodnight family, "said Myra Goepp, vice president of Benchmark and developer of the project. "Having all the things you need as far as education, jobs, trails and outdoor space."
This development will have more than 6,000 homes, a CapMetro station slated for 2025, a fire station expected next year, a school for an Austin ISD, retail space and 120 acres of parkland.
Crews are also planning to build a medical facility, an Austin Regional clinic, that will benefit southeast Austin residents, Geopps told KVUE.
Geopp stated that 48% of the land will be for public use. The development group has been working with the County on traffic management and said it will have enough water supply for the area.
The medical facility is slated to be open next year. The entire project is expected to be completed within eight years.
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