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New African-themed resort reveals first look at $350 million Central Texas property

African-themed resort reveals first look at new Central Texas property

Round Rock African-themed resort
The resort is projected to bring in millions in annual tax revenue. Courtesy photo

KVUE — After approving a deal in 2016 with Kalahari Resorts, known for their African-themed and family-style lodgings across the country, the city of Round Rock has released renderings of what the $350 million development will look like in Central Texas once it's completed.

The renderings show the outside of the 975-room hotel, 150,000-square-foot convention center, and portions of the 200,000-square-foot indoor/outdoor waterpark slated to be built on 351 acres of land on U.S. 79 across from the Dell Diamond and Old Settlers Park.

The release of the renderings followed along with the Round Rock City Council's April 12 announcement that they unanimously approved zoning plans for the project, which is expected to bring in approximately $4.7 million annually in tax revenues.

Round Rock officials told KVUE's partners at the Austin American-Statesman the Kalahari Resort project is expected to break ground on May 15. The resort is expected to open sometime during late 2020.

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