What we reported

Ground broke on the community—consisting of 1,000 single-family homes and 850 multi-family homes—in early 2017. Commercial, retail and park space is also slated for the community, as well as San Marcos CISD’s newest elementary school, which is yet to be named. The mixed-use development will be located off I-35 on Posey Road.

The latest

Trace received Planning and Zoning commission approval for its final plats in November and finished paving the first 75 lots in the same month. Trace’s first two builders, Pace Setter Homes, one of Trace's builders,  will open its sales trailer on Jan. 20. Buffington Homes will open its sales trailer at the end of January.

What’s next

Caren Williams-Murch, vice president of High Pointe Communities’ Austin division, said construction on model homes began in January, and the first homes should be move-in ready by March. Construction for the new elementary school will break ground this spring. Design for the school is ongoing, and the San Marcos CISD board of trustees is expected to select a name for the school sometime later this year.

This story is one update from The January Issue. View the full list of top 5 stories to follow in 2018 here.