BROWNSVILLE — Weems Street at Kopernik Shores, also known as Boca Chica Village, could have a new resident soon.
Two building permit applications filed this month with Cameron County show that renovations are planned for a vacant house owned by Elon Musk’s Dogleg Park LLC.
The applications say the house’s roof and air conditioning system will be replaced.
“Residential use” is listed in both applications.
Kopernik Shores, a small residential community, is adjacent to three parcels of land proposed for Space Exploration Technology’s control center area, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.
The area is about two miles west of the vertical launch area and north of Boca Chica Boulevard.
SpaceX proposes to develop the world’s first commercial private launch site at Boca Chica Beach.
The FAA is supporting the issuance of licenses to Musk’s enterprise, which would enable the space exploration firm to launch the Falcon 9 and Falcon Heavy orbital vertical rockets, which also could carry the Dragon capsule and a variety of smaller, reusable suborbital launch vehicles.