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Giant Pflugerville Development Mired in Trouble, Looking Unlikely

The mixed-up case of Sunshine Village

The developer attempting to build what would be Pflugerville's biggest development project to date, if it ever happens, is facing a lawsuit over his plan, KXAN-TV reported yesterday.

Sunshine Village, a 120-acre, mixed-use site proposed by Scott Mann and company Pflugerville Crossing, now seems doubtful. The city of Pflugerville, located approximately 17 miles northeast of Austin, has already terminated its agreement, which proposed to build the development at the intersection of Pflugerville Parkway and FM 685, the TV station reported.

According to KXAN, the original agreement with the city would have provided substantial sales and property tax breaks totaling up to $300 million, and the developer, who said the project would bring in more than $1 billion in revenue for the city over 30 years.

The city canceled the agreement with Mann on March 22, the station reported, and on Tuesday, the Alliance Transportation Group filed suit against Pflugerville Crossing and Mann for attorney’s fees and $64,357 in payment for a traffic engineering study it conducted for the company. In addition, KXAN reports, the suit claims that the development company group falsely represented, which Alliance says it discovered when it tried to file a lien against it.

There's more: A different company, Green Island Investments, has spoken with the city about developing the tract, KXAN confirmed, and Mann has filed a suit against that company and he trustee of the Pflugerville landowners, for interfering with his agreement with the city.