700-acre Southeast Austin ranch adding new clinic and bus station to its amenities
An affordable, 700-acre mixed use development in Southeast Austin has broken ground on delivering new services to the area’s “medical desert.”
Goodnight Ranch’s main goal was to create “an inviting and sustainable community” according to developer Myra Goepp. In addition to focusing on residents daily needs, such as their proximity to schools, parks, and their jobs, now the ranch will focus on adding medical services and retail.
The city’s largest network of clinics, Austin Regional Clinic (ARC), has broken ground on a new location that will eliminate the distance to the next closest medical provider from a 4-mile radius down to zero. It will be located at the southeast corner of Vertex Boulevard and Slaughter Lane.
ARC currently operates 34 other clinics in the greater Austin area. Their upcoming Goodnight Ranch clinic will span over 6,500 feet with 18 exam rooms and an on-site lab, with family medicine and pediatric services slated to begin in early 2024.
ARC isn’t the only new amenity joining Goodnight Ranch. CapMetro is in the design phase of a new park and ride station at the development, which will connect the ranch to a 14-mile corridor that extends all the way up to the Northeast Austin Mueller area. CapMetro’s all-electric bus services are expected to begin in 2025 at the corner of Goodnight Boulevard and Slaughter. The new park and ride will also serve as a charging station for the buses.
In a retail expansion, The Ramble at Goodnight Ranch will bring 31,000 feet of retail and office space to the development. Local grocer Goodnight Market and Duke’s Liquor already leased commercial spaces with an expected opening of early 2024. And a brand new, nearly 12,000-square-foot Amazing Explorers Academy is also bringing their child-care services to the ranch, but a construction date has yet to be anounced.
More information about Goodnight Ranch can be found on their website.