A new Costco store coming soon in Pflugerville has city officials ready to recruit more businesses to the city.
City Manager Brandon Wade on Wednesday confirmed Costco’s plans to build at the southeast corner of SH 130 and Toll 45. Construction could start later this year and the store is expected to open by mid-2018.
A preliminary site plan for the Pflugerville site includes 16.13 acres for the store site area and 4.08 acres for an out lot on the south side of the store. Building square footage calls for a warehouse of 150,170 square feet, an 630-square-foot optical exam area and a 3,912-square-foot liquor store.
The site plan calls for 750 parking stalls and a fueling station on the east side of the property near Colorado Sand Drive.
On Thursday, Wade said feedback from the announcement was mostly positive, with some concerns about traffic expressed to him.
Pflugerville Community Development Corporation Executive Director Amy Madison said the announcement will likely bring more business to the city. While her group is working with the city on the project, Costco, as with other retail projects, isn’t eligible for incentive packages that have been offered to several other businesses that came to Pflugerville, according to Madison.
The location, she said, will be good for Costco and good for the city.
“You always want to see destination retail,” Madison said. “It enhances all the other retail in the area and this is real exciting. Our residents have really wanted a Costco and the city focused its energies on making sure one came here.”
Madison said the economic impact of Costco will allow the city to develop and attract other businesses in the community.
“The fact they chose this location speaks to the growth of Pflugerville and the significance of having SH 130 and [Toll] 45 here,” Madison said. “We have the volume, density, household income and all the factors it takes to support destination retail. There’s a lot going on in Pflugerville and we’re really glad Costco is a part of that.”