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Bastrop: SpaceX Slated to Break Ground on $43 Million Project Echo in Fall

Feature Photo: SpaceX’s rocket development and testing facility in McGregor, south of Waco.. Image: SpaceX

Posted: 9-14-2022

by Art Benavidez

Bastrop (Bastrop County)SpaceX is set to construct a large facility within the city this fall, according to an architectural barrier project report registered with a state regulatory agency.

The spacecraft manufacturer’s Project Echo will be a $43 million, 521,521 square foot shell building.

SpaceX test facility in McGregor is listed as the property owner, according to the report filed Sept. 12 with the Texas Department of Licensing & Regulation.

Construction on the project is slated to begin on Oct. 1 and be completed by July 1, 2023.

Project Echo will be located at 816 FM 1209 in the northwest portion of the city.

West Lake Hills-based architects TAG International LLP are on board the project.

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About the Author:

Art Benavidez (Construction News Reporter, Central Texas) is a seasoned journalist with over 15-years of experience in writing breaking news and in-depth features at the local level. He honed his research and reporting skills in newspapers and magazines throughout South and West Texas along with expertise in crafting digital content as Managing Editor of New Image Marketing Research Corporation. Benevidez is a Texas native and graduate of UT-RGV.

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