Land of Opportunities?
As of April, Advanced Micro Devices was considering these possible sites for a new $3-$4 billion chipmaking plant. Austin is one of several communities competing for the factory. Keep in mind that this list of sites may have changed considerably since April, but this is what the landscape looked like two months ago.
Former Lockheed Tract: This property along Burleson Road is located within the airport's compatibility land use zone allowing for manufacturing and production uses.
InterPort North: This 652-acre property sits about a mile east of the airport.
Carr Family Partnership: A 508-acre site near FM 973 and Hwy. 71. The site is near Austin Energy's new Sandhill Generation facility and carries the potential for the utility to reuse AMD's water.
InterPort South: A portion of this 250-acre site is within the city limits; the rest is in the city's extra-territorial jurisdiction.
Goodnight/Slaughter Lane: A proposed Slaughter Lane extension would divide this 700-acre property. The property would require extensive infrastructure improvements, according to the city. Records also show that the proposed facility would have neighborhood impact.
Heep Ranch/Bradley: This 225-acre site is owned by Austin developer Gary Bradley and, like the Goodnight/Slaughter site, would require sizeable infrastructure improvements. The property is not within Austin Energy's service area, records show.
Adams Extract: City records show this site would also require improvements and would have school and neighborhood impact as well as traffic concerns.