Two new developments—Bluejack National just north of Magnolia in Montgomery and Grand Central Park in Conroe—will bring a mix of residential, commercial and entertainment options to the area.

Bluejack National

Tiger Woods Design and Beacon Land Development are partnering to build Bluejack National, a 755-acre private club and community near the city of Montgomery. The community will feature an 18-hole golf course designed by professional golfer Tiger Woods, 386 homes, clubhouses and a wide variety of recreation and sports facilities.

Bluejack National President Casey Paulson said the property will feature estate lots, cottage homes, member suites, Sunday homes and homestead lots.

“Families, children and activities have become really what is more important in today’s market,” Paulson said. “We are really trying to have a comprehensive place where people can do anything without having to leave the campus here to have incredible experiences.”

The golf course is scheduled to open in October, and memberships will have a $125,000 one-time cost. Members would then pay about $10,000 in annual dues. Prospective residents will also receive a discounted $75,000 membership incentive price with the purchase of real estate, Paulson said.

Magnolia ISD Communications Director Denise Meyers said Bluejack National officials met with district officials in early October about the proposed effect of the community’s homes on the student population. Of the 368 proposed homes, 135 residences will be zoned to Magnolia ISD and the remainder will funnel into Montgomery ISD, she said.

“The resort-type community development will have a minimal impact on the number of new students enrolling in the district,” Meyers said.

Grand Central Park

Johnson Development Corp. is designing the 2,046-acre Grand Central Park development within the city of Conroe. The master-planned community will be integrated with the natural environment of the San Jacinto River corridor and feature a town center, traditional and urban residential options, commercial and retail space, business offices and recreation.

Crews could break ground on the Grand Central Park West residential village this year, and new home construction will begin in 2016, according to the development company. The first phase of construction will include 350 home sites within the village. The village will have 500 home sites once future phases are completed.

“I think they are poised at the right place at the right time to receive a fresh, new high-end and upscale community like we are planning for Grand Central Park.” —Virgil Yoakum, Grand Central Park general manager and vice president

The development will also feature an urban residential village, which could include multifamily homes, town homes and high-density residential space comparable to a downtown area.

Virgil Yoakum, Grand Central Park general manager and vice president, said the city of Conroe and Montgomery County are well-positioned for developments like Grand Central Park, which would create 8,000 to 14,000 new jobs over time.

“I think they are poised at the right place at the right time to receive a fresh, new high-end and upscale community like we are planning for Grand Central Park,” Yoakum said.

While no tenants have been announced for the site’s 112-acre 336 Marketplace retail center, Johnson Development aims to have some of the major infrastructure in place later this year to open in late 2016, he said.