Round Rock meeting tonight for Kalahari Resorts & Conventions rezoning input

Kalahari Resorts & Conventions will build its flagship hotel, water park and convention center in Round Rock.

Kalahari Resorts & Conventions will build its flagship hotel, water park and convention center in Round Rock.

The second of two public meetings will be held tonight for input on rezoning for the Kalahari Resorts & Conventions.

The meeting will be tonight, from 6-8 p.m., at Ridgeview Middle School, 2000 Via Sonoma Trail, Round Rock. City and Kalahari officials will to answer questions and listen to comments from residents.

Kalahari plans to invest at least $350 million in building a 975-room hotel with an indoor-outdoor water park, multiple restaurants and a day spa. The property will have a 200,000-square-foot convention center. The 351-acre tract is on the south side of Hwy. 79 east of Kenney Fort Boulevard, across from Old Settlers Park and Dell Diamond.

Officials for the city of Round Rock said other public hearings will take place before the Planning and Zoning Commission and the City Council before the final vote.

Tonight’s meeting is informal with a come-and-go format. A similar meeting held May 9 attracted 50 attendees.
By Joe Warner
Joe Warner is executive editor of Community Impact Newspaper. He previously served as managing editor for Central Texas and senior editor of the flagship Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto newspaper. He came to Central Texas from Metro Detroit, where he was editor and general manager of several daily and weekly publications. He is the former president of the Michigan Press Association and was on the MPA board of directors for nine years.


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