Portion of Haggard family land in Plano sells for future senior living community

The Haggard family has owned large stretches of farmland in Plano for generations. (Gavin Pugh/Community Impact Newspaper)
The Haggard family has owned large stretches of farmland in Plano for generations. (Gavin Pugh/Community Impact Newspaper)

The Haggard family has owned large stretches of farmland in Plano for generations. (Gavin Pugh/Community Impact Newspaper)

Roughly 18 acres of Haggard family land along Windhaven Parkway and Spring Creek Parkway in Plano has been sold to build a senior living community.

Forefront Living, a faith-based, not-for-profit organization that offers senior living and specialized hospice in the Dallas area, reached a sale agreement with the family, according to a Jan. 5 news release.

Proposed plans for the property, named The Outlook at Windhaven, include roughly 150 independent living apartment units and 30 cottage homes with dining, wellness and activity spaces. An additional 56 assisted-living and memory-care support suites are also currently planned, according to the release.

The land already has the appropriate zoning in place for this type of construction, according to the release. Additionally, the creation of boundaries for the 18.3-acre plat was approved by the Plano Planning and Zoning Commission Jan. 4.

Construction on the property is expected to begin in late 2022, the release said.

This land was owned by the Haggard family for more than 150 years. The sale was made in conjunction with Greystone, an Irving-based senior living consulting firm. Greystone had sought to purchase the land for years, said Stuart Jackson, the company's senior vice president of client services.

“The family themselves are developers and since Greystone has extensive experience with these types of projects, we were able to create alignment with Forefront Living’s vision for this outstanding community asset,” he said in the statement.
By Liesbeth Powers
Liesbeth graduated from Baylor University with a degree in new media journalism in December 2018. She gained her newspaper experience as a staff writer and multimedia editor at her campus paper, The Baylor Lariat. Liesbeth joined the Community Impact team in August 2019, where she reports on all things Plano and Richardson, including Plano City Council and Dallas Area Rapid Transit.


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