After nearly two years of discussion, Baylor Scott & White Health is building a full-service hospital in Buda at 5330 Overpass Road.

Buda City Council made the announcement after voting 7-0 to approve the economic development agreement with the city's Economic Development Corp.

BSWH intends to make at least a $35 million investment in land, building equipment and inventory.

The 77,525-square-foot complex will be the first Baylor Scott & White hospital in Hays County. This follows the opening of the medical center's first clinic in Kyle last October.

It will include a full-service emergency department, medical office space, operating rooms and an imaging center.

Buda's EDC will provide the BSWH $375,000 to be used to reimburse the company for the development of infrastructure.

If everything goes according to plan, the hospital will open Dec. 31, 2019.