Breaking ground: 9 developments in Tomball, Magnolia underway in 2019

Williams Trace is an LGI Homes community under construction in Magnolia.

Williams Trace is an LGI Homes community under construction in Magnolia.

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Hardin Store Marketplace
These projects are under construction or are set to break ground in 2019.

1. Amira


Model homes are anticipated to open in the second quarter of 2019 at Amira, a 371-acre community by Johnson Development, Director of Marketing Faith Pitman said. The community will feature 1,120 homes with Perry Homes and Beazer Homes as builders. A two-story clubhouse including a swimming pool with splash pad, playground, dog park, fitness center and covered pavilion as well as an amenity lake with walking paths are also planned.

2. Copper Cove


Home construction began in late December for Copper Cove, a 52-home community in the city of Tomball. Home prices will range from $240,000 to the low $300,000s, according to K Hovnanian Homes, the selected homebuilder for the community. The first homes are anticipated to be complete in April or May.

3. Creekside Park West


The Howard Hughes Corporation announced Dec. 13 a Moviehouse & Eatery location will anchor a new 12-acre retail center, Creekside Park West. Construction began in late December on the new center with a slated completion of winter 2019. The center will also feature retailers, restaurants with outdoor patios and a gathering courtyard with outdoor fountain seating.

4. Hardin Store Marketplace


Hardin Store Marketplace will open in early January with a grand opening in mid-February. The retail and office center includes two buildings as well as an additional three proposed buildings. The first three tenants include First Millennium Realty, Wild Spur Boots and 1st Donut World, according to First Millennium Realty, which is developing the center.

5. Marcel Town Center


Retail center Marcel Town Center began opening to tenants in late 2018 and is slated to feature several restaurants, such as Noe’s Crepes Coffee & Tea, Tapped Drafthouse & Kitchen and World’s Burgers as well as shops, including Apricot Lane Boutique and The Adventure Begins Comics & Games.

6. Mill Creek Estates


Forestar Group Inc. broke ground for Mill Creek Estates in late 2018. The new community will feature about 500 homes at build-out and is expected to have the first homes ready for move-in later this year, Magnolia city officials said.

7. Unnamed mixed-use development


Development company Stratus Properties Inc. anticipates finishing a site plan for a 165-acre mixed-use development in Magnolia by the end of the first quarter, company representative Chessie Zimmerman said. The development is expected to include an H-E-B, a movie theater, a home improvement store, and additional retail sites and townhomes. According to Magnolia city officials, H-E-B is slated to break ground this summer for a late summer 2020 opening.

8. Tealpointe Lake Estates


Construction is ongoing at Tealpointe Lake Estates, a 99-acre community within Waller ISD boundaries that includes 51 lots, a 9.5-acre fishing lake and estate-style homes. Entrance improvements and landscaping work is underway. The gated subdivision celebrated its groundbreaking Sept. 20 with a spring ribbon-cutting planned.

9. Williams Trace


The first section of homes in Williams Trace opened for sales in May 2018 with 60 homes completed and construction ongoing, according to LGI Homes Marketing Coordinator Tiffany McMillian. The LGI Homes community will feature 474 homes at build-out. Amenities planned to be complete in late 2019 include a private community park with splash pad, a picnic pavilion, playground and walking trails.
By Anna Lotz

Editor, Tomball | Magnolia

Anna joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in May 2016 after graduating with a degree in journalism from Cedarville University in Cedarville, Ohio. In July 2017, she transitioned to editor. Anna covers education, local government, transportation, business, real estate development and nonprofits in the Tomball and Magnolia communities. Prior to CI, Anna served as editor-in-chief of Cedars, interned with the National Journalism Center in Washington, D.C., and spent time writing for the Springfield News-Sun and Xenia Daily Gazette.



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