The large-scope Northline project may move forward with Leander City Council’s authorization of a $13.4 million Phase 1 contract.

City Council will decide whether to award DeNucci Constructors LLC a $13,418,537 construction contract at its Feb. 20 meeting. DeNucci Constructors, an Austin-based company, bid the lowest among seven total bids, which were opened Feb. 6.

DeNucci Constructors' bid was 23.44% lower than the average bid estimate of about $17.5 million, according to an award recommendation from WGI, the project’s engineering consultant.

Northline is a 115-acre mixed-use project in Leander’s transit-oriented development district between US 183 and Toll 183A. Project plans include shopping, dining, housing, a town center and use $15 million in city-allocated bonds.

Phase 1 includes infrastructural improvements, such as underground utilities, sewer, drainage and street construction, Leander spokesperson Mike Neu said.

A Northline groundbreaking is scheduled for March 4, but the council must first approve a special-event permit at the Feb. 20 meeting.