Hill Country Studios, a $267 million film and television production facility, is on track to break ground in San Marcos early next year.
A filing Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation indicates the first phase of construction, to include two 25,000-square-feet sound stages and a two-story 24,000-square-foot support building at an estimated cost of $20 million, will start Feb. 4, KUT reported Tuesday.
The $267 million studio received final city approval last month. The facility is planned to have 800,000 square feet of studio, 12 purpose-built sound stages, four workshops, and over 200,000 square feet of production office space.
Hill Country Group first proposed the project last year. At the time, the company said the project would be the largest of its kind in the state, and it has garnered city and county incentive deals that could be worth more than $6 million. The studios will focus on digital production. Last year, the company said virtual production design and management would be led by film technology company Vision.
In August, the San Marcos Council annexed the land for the studios, which is located near the Edwards Aquifer Recharge Zone, and rezoned the property. The project will be built on the existing La Cima development near West Centerpoint Road, West Wonder World Drive and RM 12.