160-acre annexation, including future wine distribution site, moves ahead in Pflugerville

Pflugerville City Council approved on first reading an annexation request for 160 acres of land for uses that include the operations of Republic National Distributing Company, a wines and spirits distributor. (Kelsey Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)
Pflugerville City Council approved on first reading an annexation request for 160 acres of land for uses that include the operations of Republic National Distributing Company, a wines and spirits distributor. (Kelsey Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)

Pflugerville City Council approved on first reading an annexation request for 160 acres of land for uses that include the operations of Republic National Distributing Company, a wines and spirits distributor. (Kelsey Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)

Pflugerville City Council approved on first reading an annexation request for 160 acres of land for uses that include the operations of Republic National Distributing Company, a wines and spirits distributor. The land annexation, south of E. Pecan Street and west of SH 130, requires a second public hearing and approval before the annexation is formalized.

The land currently resides in the city’s extraterritorial jurisdiction, or ETJ. If approved, the property would be zoned as agriculture and development reserve, prior to future rezonings. Since the land borders properties within city limits, state law allows its eligibility for a voluntary annexation, per city documents.

Council approved a performance agreement between RNDC and the Pflugerville Community Development Corp. in November 2019, alongside an announcement that RNDC would relocate and expand its operations to Pflugerville. As noted in both the agreement and annexation documents, 33 acres of the annexation area has been allocated to RNDC operations.

In relocating to Texas, RNDC has engaged in a $27 million capital investment in a 250,000 sq. ft. 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.


A second public hearing for the annexation request is scheduled for Dec. 8.
By Kelsey Thompson
Kelsey Thompson is the reporter for Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto, where her work focuses on education, city government and community development. Originally from Upstate New York, Kelsey relocated to Austin after graduating from Syracuse University in May 2019.


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