Space Exploration Technologies Corp plans to build 521K square feet in Bastrop County. According to the Austin Business Journal (ABJ), a project was filed on August 31st with the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation stating the build of the “Shell Building” in Bastrop County.
The project has an estimated cost of $43 million and is expected to begin its construction by October 2022 and be completed in June 2023. The TDLR filings often change based on ABJ’s article, but this provides a glimpse into the plans of SpaceX.
On June 6, a notice for “Project Echo” was filed by SpaceX with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. The construction began on June 6 and is expected to be complete by the end of March 2023.
This is not the first time SpaceX has been planning its expansion in the Austin area according to the ABJ. Several jobs for SpaceX engineers have been seen which equals concrete evidence that Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk is setting up shop in Bastrop County.
The Boring Co., one of Musk’s companies, has bought acres of land in the past year. Gapped Bass, LLC, an entity tied to The Boring Co. has grown its land holding to more than 250 acres along FM1209 based on county records. Gapped Bass then transferred a 46.5-acre tract along FM1209 to SpaceX on June 9, 2022, for the proposed warehouse of the site.
Read the full report in the Austin Business Journal.
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