Land sits empty as Leander’s rail district sputters

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The tense, three-hour meeting sparked raised voices, rolled eyes and one abrupt exit.  The major landowners in the 2,300-acre district surrounding the Leander MetroRail station were fed up with the city. They have seen little progress in the city’s decade-long effort to create a bustling downtown around the station, where planners envisioned multistory buildings allowing residents to live, work and shop within walking distance of public transit.

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