A new development is coming to Temple.

The plan is to grow the city’s north side, starting with building a large shopping center. 

Crews have already started construction on the empty lot across the street from Buc-ee’s.

The 40 acres is being used to build multiple retailers and two hotels, and will cost about $18 million.

Temple economic development representatives say it’s all a part of a plan to bring more development to the city’s north side.

“That combined is not only going to be healthy for that area from an economic standpoint, but it’s certainly going to spur more growth,” says Charles Ayers, of Temple Economic Development.

Construction is expected to be complete within the next two years.

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More development on the north side of Temple was announced on Tuesday morning.

The newest project is an $18 million development on 40 acres across Loop 363 from Buc-ee’s.

The joint announcement came from the Temple Economic Development Corporation and Temple Bellaire North, LLC.

The Temple EDC board had earlier approved a cash grant at their March board meeting.

The new development will include two hotels, two of what were termed as “junior box anchors” and several other retailers.