St. Edward’s University announced on Oct. 10 that it will purchase the site of the former El Gallo restaurant, at 2910 S. Congress Ave., Austin, as part of its Strategic Plan 2022. The site is directly opposite the main campus entrance.

“The new property is a valuable asset that can help us accommodate future growth and connect to the city that grew up around us,” St. Edward’s President George E. Martin said when announcing the purchase.

The redevelopment will likely include additional student housing.

The university expects to finalize the purchase by mid-November.