UPDATED: Pflugerville approves 33-acre annexation for future wine distribution site

Council approved an agreement between Republic National Distributing Company and the Pflugerville Community Development Corp. in November 2019, alongside an announcement that RNDC would relocate and expand its operations to Pflugerville. (Kelsey Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)
Council approved an agreement between Republic National Distributing Company and the Pflugerville Community Development Corp. in November 2019, alongside an announcement that RNDC would relocate and expand its operations to Pflugerville. (Kelsey Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)

Council approved an agreement between Republic National Distributing Company and the Pflugerville Community Development Corp. in November 2019, alongside an announcement that RNDC would relocate and expand its operations to Pflugerville. (Kelsey Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)

UPDATED: Jan. 26, 8:12 p.m.

Pflugerville City Council approved a third and final ordinance reading Jan. 26 to annex 33 acres of land to host operations of Republic National Distributing Company, a wine and spirits distributor. The item was approved on consent, meaning no additional discussion was held by council prior to the vote.

A prior version of the annexation request included 160 acres of land under consideration, with the 33-acre distribution site incorporated into the request. However, a second reading—initially scheduled for Dec. 8—was postponed to Jan. 12 and moved forward with the 33-acre request only.

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Pflugerville City Council approved on second reading an annexation request Jan. 12 for 33 acres of land to host operations of Republic National Distributing Company, a wine and spirits distributor.


The land currently resides in the city’s extraterritorial jurisdiction, or ETJ. Now approved, the property will initially be rezoned as agriculture and development reserve; an additional rezoning will be required in the future to host the distribution site operations. Since the land borders properties within city limits, state law allows its eligibility for a voluntary annexation, per city documents.

A prior version of the annexation request included 160 acres of land under consideration, with the 33-acre distribution site incorporated into the request. However, a second reading—initially scheduled for Dec. 8—was postponed to Jan. 12 and moved forward with the 33-acre request only.

Council approved a performance agreement between RNDC and the Pflugerville Community Development Corp. in November 2019, along with an announcement that RNDC would relocate and expand its operations to Pflugerville.

In relocating to Texas, RNDC has engaged in a $27 million capital investment in a 250,000-square-foot facility and plans to employ 304 full-time jobs, according to a November 2019 PCDC news release.

Per the 10-year economic development performance agreement, the PCDC will offer a $70,000 jobs grant each year, so long as RNDC relocates or hires 207 employees in year one and 97 in year two, according to the November 2019 release. The PCDC will also provide no more than $500,000 in an infrastructure grant to help with the extension of Helios Way and utilities as needed to the site, per the release.