Pflugerville: New Mixed-Use Complex Envisioned for Downtown
Featured Illustration (above): A two-building mixed-use complex is proposed for East Pecan Street in Pflugerville, in front of the historic former cotton gin. Image: Block 16 Architects & Urbanists/Hailey Studio
By Edmond Ortiz
Pflugerville (Travis County)–The city is reviewing plans for a mixed-use development that will see construction of new retail and office spaces alongside new residential units at 310 E. Pecan St.
Old Gin Pforum is the name for the proposed two-phase development that would be located on a vacant lot in front of a former cotton gin built by one of the original Pfluger family members who founded the community.
Preliminary plans call for construction to begin this summer. Phase I work would involve an 87,500-square-foot, four-story building.
Phase II work would consist of another four-story structure and a parking garage, although the square footage of both buildings has yet to be determined.
Renderings for the Old Gin Pforum show new residential, boutique retail and office spaces on East Pecan Street in near downtown Pflugerville. Image: Block 16 Architects & Urbanists/Hailey Studio
The developer, Old Gin Pforum LLC, was registered with the state in August 2019 by Adeline Bui, owner of Hanovers Drought Haus, a local bar that sits a short distance from the site of proposed mixed-use development.
The property in question previously was owned by the neighboring Pflugerville United Methodist Church. The site lies on the eastern edge of downtown, and currently accommodates occasional visits from food truck operators.
Edmond Ortiz is a lifelong San Antonian and a 20-plus-year veteran in local journalism, He previously worked full-time at the San Antonio Express-News, and has been freelancing for outlets such as the Rivard Report.