The Shops at Highland Village has started construction on a reimagined outdoor area, called The Backyard, which is scheduled to be completed in November.

The Backyard will include landscaping, shaded areas, multiple seating options, ambient path lighting, a water feature and a large green space.

The area will serve as a space for the shopping center to host events, including a summertime concert series and annual “Our Village Glows” holiday celebration.