Pflugerville officials begin initial steps toward land deal for possible City Hall facility

City Council approved a motion to enter into a land acquisition deal during a July 13 meeting. (Courtesy Fotolia)
City Council approved a motion to enter into a land acquisition deal during a July 13 meeting. (Courtesy Fotolia)

City Council approved a motion to enter into a land acquisition deal during a July 13 meeting. (Courtesy Fotolia)

Following executive session during a July 13 meeting, Pflugerville City Council approved a motion to enter into a land acquisition deal with an unnamed broker for an unspecified parcel of land.

Prior to the official vote, officials said the motion allows the flexibility for the public to provide input toward acquisition of property that could house a City Hall facility, a recreation center or some other city use.

Officials said the approval does not obligate the city to purchase the property, but it does give the public a voice at the ballot box during a possible Nov. 2 bond election and provides flexibility and transparency toward the land acquisition.

According to city staff, because the city can withdraw from the agreement until November 17, 2021, the action allows council to lock in terms for the land, but also gives flexibility on funding options and the opportunity to gather resident input on that decision process.

The approval of the agreement also allows City Manager Sereniah Breland to negotiate final deal points and to allow for fine tuning of the contract.


City staff could not say at this time when officials will specify where the land is, its acreage, with whom the deal is being brokered, how much it will cost or when public outreach will begin.

The motion passed 4-3, with council members Mike Heath, Omar Pena and Doug Weiss voting no.

Community Impact Newspaper will update this story as details are made available.
By Brian Rash
Brian has been a reporter and editor since 2012. He wrote about the music scene in Dallas-Fort Worth before becoming managing editor for the Graham Leader in Graham, Texas, in 2013. He relocated to Austin, Texas, in 2015 to work for Gatehouse Media's large design hub. He became the editor for the Lake Travis-Westlake publication of Community Impact in August 2018. From there he became a dual-market editor for Community Impact's New Braunfels and San Marcos-Buda-Kyle editions. Brian is now a senior editor for the company's flagship papers, the Round Rock and Pflugerville-Hutto editions.


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