GALLERY: Take a look inside Round Rock's Kalahari construction site
Between 700-1,000 construction workers are on-site at Kalahari daily, according to project general contractor Hensel Phelps. (Taylor Jackson Buchanan/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Across Hwy. 79 from Dell Diamond in Round Rock, Kalahari Resorts & Conventions is hard to miss.
Construction on 975 hotel rooms, an indoor family entertainment center with an arcade and thrill rides, the nation's largest indoor water park, a 200,000-square-foot convention center, a spa and restaurants began in May 2018. The development is on track for a November 2020 opening, according to Kalahari staff.
Taylor Buchanan joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2018 after completing a master of journalism degree from the University of Texas. She worked as the senior reporter for Community Impact's Southwest Austin edition and is now the editor for the company's flagship Round Rock/Pflugerville/Hutto edition.
Bob Popinski is the director of policy for Raise Your Hand Texas, an Austin-based organization committed to improving public education. He spoke with Community Impact Newspaper in late December about the 87th legislative session, which began Jan. 12.
Community Impact Newspaper spoke with Jeff Archer, executive director of the Texas Legislative Council, in January about the redistricting process that will be carried out by the Texas Legislature this year.