Officials with The Howard Hughes Corporation, the development company behind Bridgeland, said they also plan to open a recreation and exercise center in Parkland Village around the same time.
“We’re pretty excited,” said Health Melton, vice president of master-planned communities with Howard Hughes. “A lot of exciting stuff is happening in that central corridor in Bridgeland.”
Melton said Parkland Village the model home park will feature more than 20 model homes from builders such as Beazer Homes, Lennar Homes and Perry Homes.
“The first five lots [in Parkland Village] have already been delivered, and those builders are actively selling in that village," Melton said.
The Parkland Village activity center has also broken ground, Melton said. The 50-acre center will feature tennis courts, a swimming pool, an events hall and a nearby dog park.
“It will include a resort-style pool with a beach entry [and] a lazy river," Melton said. "The fitness center will have a fitness pool with dedicated lap lanes.”
Construction is expected to be completed on the 140-acre Josey Lake next summer, Melton said. It will feature a boat house, water tower, fishing pier, and a zip line among other water-friendly amenities, he said.
Melton also said the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is planning to open a church in Bridgeland by 2019.
“The Church of Latter Day Saints closed on a five-acre track just south of Bridgeland High School,” he said. “We don’t know the timing of when they’ll be open, but they’ll be joining us within the next 12 to 18 months.”
Once fully built out, Parkland Village will cover 1,200 acres of land—including 350 acres of parks, lakes and trails—and feature more than 3,100 homesites. Home price points are expected to resemble price points in Lakeland Village, ranging from the $200,000s to over $1 million.