Trendmaker Homes to build Haven at Seven Lakes residential community in Katy area

Five acres of retail will be located adjacent to Haven at Seven Lakes. (Courtesy Trendmaker Homes)
Five acres of retail will be located adjacent to Haven at Seven Lakes. (Courtesy Trendmaker Homes)

Five acres of retail will be located adjacent to Haven at Seven Lakes. (Courtesy Trendmaker Homes)

A new residential community is on its way to the Katy area.

Trendmaker Homes purchased 38 acres near the intersection of the Westpark Tollway and Katy Gaston Road and plans to open Haven at Seven Lakes, a single-family home community with 131 homes, according to a press release.

The gated community will begin pre-selling when the model homes are completed around September, Christine Rombouts said in an email on behalf of Trendmaker Homes. A grand opening is planned for the fall, per the release.

Haven at Seven Lakes will offer homes ranging between 2,000-3,000 square feet on 40- and 50-foot homesites, per the release. Homebuyers will be able to choose from customizable floor plans.

Home prices will start in the mid-$300,000s, Rombouts said.


Amenities at Haven at Seven Lakes include a 4-acre lake, a park, a pavilion and trails, per the release. Trendmaker Homes will be both the developer and the builder.

Construction on infrastructure began in December, and Trendmaker anticipates lot delivery this spring, Rombouts said.

The neighborhood will be part of Fort Bend County Municipal Utility District 34, she said. Its 2019 adopted property tax rate is $0.61 per $100 valuation, according to the Fort Bend County Tax Assessor-Collector's Office.

Financial terms of the deal—which closed in June 2019, Rombouts said—were not provided.

“We worked closely with local governing authorities and an adjoining Municipal Utility District and were thoughtful in creating a home plan line-up unique to the site,” said Joe Mandola, division president at Trendmaker Homes Houston, in the release. “As a result, we were able to conceive a very unique, gated, detached, single-family community.”

Additionally, Trendmaker Homes sold 5 acres of the tract to Hunington Properties to develop separately for retail, according to the press release.

The 5-acre parcel had a 2019 market value of $672,850, according to the Fort Bend County Appraisal District. The remaining 32.93 acres for Haven at Seven Lakes had a 2019 market value of $4.4 million.
By Jen Para
Jen joined Community Impact Newspaper in fall 2018 as the editor of the Katy edition. A graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism, Jen has written about business, politics and education. Prior to CI, Jen was the web producer at Houston Business Journal.


MOST RECENT

Hospitals in the Greater Houston area are adapting to accommodate a surge of coronavirus cases. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Report offers first glimpse at hospital readiness across Houston area

Hospitals within the Texas Medical Center system in the Greater Houston area have plans in place to increase the number of ICU beds available by as much as 80%.

Although high school proms have been postponed, Katy ISD graduations are still set for May. (Courtesy Pexels)
Katy ISD announces proms postponed to June, May graduation ceremonies on schedule

The district has secured backup graduation dates in case social gatherings are still restricted in mid-May.

Dr. Campbell talks about the effect of the coronavirus on mental health.(Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Q&A: Kelsey-Seybold doctor talks about mental health amid the coronavirus pandemic

Dr. Stefanie Campbell discusses the coronavirus’ effect on mental illness.

Texas Central claims the $12 billion construction process would be privately funded, and the train would transport 6 million annual riders by 2029. (Courtesy Texas Central Partners/Community Impact Newspaper)
State legislators request federal officials halt activity on Texas Central's high-speed rail project

Dozens of elected officials representing Texas requested the U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao put an end to activity related to Texas Central’s high-speed rail project between Dallas and Houston.

Fort Bend County Commissioners Court approved three grant applications related to the coronavirus pandemic at a regular April 8 meeting. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Fort Bend County applies for veteran, grocery grants to help residents during COVID-19

Commissioners also approved a grant application for funds to provide additional staffing for testing patients and collecting data about the coronavirus cases.

The amicus brief is in support of an April 7 lawsuit filed by the Texas Democratic Party seeking legislative action to allow voters who fear exposure to the coronavirus to vote via mail-in ballot. (Courtesy Fotolia)
Harris County Attorney's Office authorized to file amicus brief supporting mail-in ballots amid coronavirus outbreak

The amicus brief is in support of an April 7 lawsuit filed by the Texas Democratic Party seeking legislative action to allow voters who fear exposure to the coronavirus to vote via mail-in ballot.

After almost a year of delays, crews are expected to break ground on the Texas Heritage Parkway in May. (Designed by Anya Gallant/Community Impact Newspaper)
Texas Heritage Parkway to break ground May 2020, engineer says

The project will be split into three construction sections.

Graphic by Ronald Winters/Community Impact Newspaper
Harris County in ‘standoff’ over proposed inmate release to curb coronavirus spread

Hidalgo said the county is now at a crossroads having to weigh the lesser of two evils: releasing nonviolent inmates back into society or risking coronavirus spreading rampant through the county jail and filling the county’s hospital beds.

Katy ISD is serving free meals for children at select campuses during its temporary closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Courtesy Katy ISD)
ROUNDUP: The latest coronavirus coverage for South Houston readers

Here are some coronavirus developments South Houston readers may have missed.

Dr. Maria Elena Bottazzi is the associate dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. (Courtesy Baylor College of Medicine)
Q&A: Dr. Maria Elena Bottazzi discusses vaccine development

Dr. Bottazzi is the associate dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine and co-director of the Texas Children’s Hospital Center for Vaccine Development.

This collaborative effort, known as H-Force, is meant to bring together resources, technologies and expertise to address the Houston area’s growing needs amid the global pandemic, according to a release from HCC. (Courtesy Fotolia)
Houston Community College forms partnership to address protective gear shortage

This collaborative effort, known as H-Force, is meant to bring together resources, technologies and expertise to address the Houston area’s growing needs amid the global pandemic, according to a release from HCC.

Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo signed an order April 8 to temporarily close all parks countywide throughout the upcoming Easter weekend, April 10-13, in hopes of discouraging social gatherings. (Hannah Zedaker/Community Impact Newspaper)
Harris County to close parks countywide for Easter weekend, April 10-13

Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo signed an order April 8 to temporarily close all parks countywide throughout the upcoming Easter weekend, April 10-13, in hopes of discouraging social gatherings.