New Leander development will benefit Liberty Hill community
By Rachel Madison
LEANDER — The City of Leander broke ground in March on a 115-acre downtown development project, which is slated to create a hub for retail, residential and office just five miles from Liberty Hill.
The development, called Northline, is between Highway 183 and 183A, near the Capital Metro’s Leander Station, Austin Community College’s San Gabriel campus and the new St. David’s Hospital project. The City of Leander has committed $15 million in funding toward the project for public infrastructure, including streets, parks and trails.
Northline is being developed by Northline Leander Development Company, which is affiliated with Tynberg LLC, a Texas-based real estate investment and development firm, in conjunction with the City of Leander.
“Liberty Hill is a short five miles from Northline and will offer the residents of Liberty Hill significant retail, entertainment, restaurant and shopping options, as well as office and employment opportunities, hotels and public gathering spaces for events and more,” said Alex Tynberg, owner and developer of Northline. “Northline is going to become a hub for all of Williamson County, transforming the greater Central Texas region.”
The first phase of the project is under construction, and includes the horizontal infrastructure in the “town square,” which will be the main community center of the project and will include a public park surrounded by retail, office space, hotel and residential facilities. That phase of the project is expected to last 18 to 24 months, with the development of buildings to follow afterward.
The “town square” center will also include an event lawn, a pavilion and entertainment stage, an outdoor living grove, play areas with water features, and space for community events like farmers’ markets and festivals.
Full buildout of Northline is expected to take 10 to 15 years, but upon completion, the downtown development will have 300,000 square feet of retail space; 700,000 square feet of office space; 2,000 apartments and 300 townhomes.
“With booming growth in Austin’s northwest corridor, a development of this scale has been a long time coming,” Tynberg said. “Leander is one of the fastest-growing cities in the nation, with the population more than doubling in the past eight years.”
Adding to the area’s growth is ACC’s San Gabriel campus, which can serve up to 2,500 students, and the soon-to-be-built St. David’s Hospital, which will create approximately 200 new jobs.
“The city has lacked a true central destination,” Tynberg said. “Northline is creating a walkable, urban hub where residents of Leander and the greater Central Texas community can gather and thrive.”
For more information on the Northline project, visit www.northlineleander.com.