New master-planned community on horizon near Lake Olympia Parkway

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Plans for development along Fort Bend Parkway Toll Road and Lake Olympia Parkway are growing to include new housing. Parks Edge, a project proposed by Cernus Development, is expected to boost activity in that area of Missouri City.

Houston-based Cernus seeks to build 1,000 single-family units, a recreation center, commercial sites and an elementary school on nearly 329 acres in the area of Lake Olympia Parkway and the Fort Bend Parkway Toll Road, Missouri City Senior Planner Jennifer Thomas Gomez said. The project is part of a larger 353-acre parcel that was rezoned by City Council last year as planned development district No. 95.

Gomez said Cernus sought to create the district to ensure uniform design standards, which were amended in September to allow minor modifications.

“The development has been designed as an integrated master-planned community,” she said.

Parks Edge is expected to have significant landscaping, green space and would also serve as a continuation of the city’s trails to Community Park by utilizing the Mustang Bayou, Gomez said.

Cernus Development could not be reached for comment.

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