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A Boring Company warehouse could be coming to Bastrop

The Boring Company's Prufrock-1 constructing a tunnel exit in Vegas. (The Boring Company/Twitter)

The Boring Company—Elon Musk’s tunnel construction company—is looking into a warehouse and manufacturing facility in Bastrop, east of Austin.

The Bastrop County Commissioners agenda for Monday notes that they’ll be discussing a permit the Boring Company has filed for an 80,000 square foot facility in West Bastrop. The Austin Business Journal reports the facility is at 130 Walker Watson Rd.

Plans for manufacturing at the site are unclear. The warehouse would connect to a parking lot, loading doc and a connection to a road that exits onto FM 1209. Additionally, job postings indicate that it may be used to develop “Prufrock,” a tunneling technology.

Prufrock, designed by the company, is a machine that launches from the surface and carries out underground mining. Currently, the Boring Company is aiming for a speed of 7 miles per day.

The ABJ reports that the company has been approved for permits for commercial research and development at the site. Other approved plans are 10 multi-family structures that have 30 bedrooms, 10 kitchens and a basketball court.

News of the warehouse follows other action the Boring Company has made in Central Texas, including filing permits for a research and development site in Bastrop County.


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