Leander City Council approved recent amendments to the development of the multi-sports complex at the June 2 meeting. (Community Impact newspaper staff)
Leander City Council approved the addition of multi-family housing to a multi-sports complex that was originally approved for commercial use only in 2018 at its June 2 meeting. Council also approved the addition of additional parking spaces as the project develops.
The project will now be a mixed-use development which will include a dome primarily used as a tennis venue and multi-family housing with a maximum of 20 units. Although the dome’s primary use is for a tennis venue, it may be used for other venues over time, said executive director of development services Robin Griffin.
Valued at $22 million, the multisport complex will include retail, office, entertainment, dining and residential space. Construction at the project site will be done in two phases.
Phase 1 of the project will include four to six outdoor tennis courts, an outdoor swimming pool, a rooftop restaurant with pickleball courts, a clubhouse and more. The first phase will also include an outdoor and indoor multi-sport facility; at more than 60,000 square feet, the indoor facility will be one of the largest in central Texas, according to the project’s developers, R3S Developers. It will have four badminton courts and six tennis courts as well as the ability to host other sports, such as basketball, volleyball and special events.
Phase 2 of the project will integrate mixed-use residential and commercial space. The finished complex will have the setting to host competitive tournaments and host athletes from across the United States, the developers said in the press release. It will also have an integrated player development program for competitive tennis.
The promoters anticipate that the project will generate 50 to 75 new jobs. This multi-sport complex will also have the only pickleball courts in Leander.
Construction of phase 1 of the project is expected to begin early next year with the developers expecting completion by the end of 2023. The second phase of the project is expected to start between 12 and 18 months after.