Master-planned community spanning 5,700 acres confirmed for Todd Mission, Magnolia

The master-planned community will be built on property formerly known as Woodard Ranch and will include mixed-use commercial and residential homesites. Boundaries drawn are approximate. (Screenshot via Google Maps; site map courtesy AIRIA Development Co.)
The master-planned community will be built on property formerly known as Woodard Ranch and will include mixed-use commercial and residential homesites. Boundaries drawn are approximate. (Screenshot via Google Maps; site map courtesy AIRIA Development Co.)

The master-planned community will be built on property formerly known as Woodard Ranch and will include mixed-use commercial and residential homesites. Boundaries drawn are approximate. (Screenshot via Google Maps; site map courtesy AIRIA Development Co.)

Airia Development Co. confirmed in a news release Dec. 6 a master-planned community spanning 5,700 acres and bordering FM 1486, FM 1774 and the Hwy. 249 tollway is in the planning stages. Home sales are anticipated to begin in 2023, according to the release.

Airia Development Co. is also the developer for Artavia, a 2,200-acre community in Conroe, and Aliana, a 2,000-acre community in Richmond, according to the release.


The master-planned community will be built on property formerly known as Woodard Ranch and will include mixed-use commercial and residential homesites. A name has not been announced for the new community. Airia plans to emphasize the use of green space within the community, the release states.

The community is zoned to Magnolia ISD and partially located within the city of Todd Mission's extraterritorial jurisdiction, just north of the city of Magnolia, according to a site map from Airia Development Co. Segment 1 of the Texas Department of Transportation's extension of Hwy. 249 that opened in March runs through the proposed community.

Nearby communities also in the works include Magnolia Springs, Escondido, Mustang Ridge, an unnamed community by Empire Communities and Audubon—a master-planned community to include mixed uses and approximately 4,200 homes—according to previous Community Impact Newspaper reporting. These communities total nearly 10,000 acres of land slated for single-family and master-planned communities, with Airia Development's proposed community spanning almost double that of Audubon's 3,000 acres.
By Anna Lotz

Editor, Tomball/Magnolia & Conroe/Montgomery

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 for the Tomball/Magnolia edition. She began covering the communities of Conroe and Montgomery as well in 2020. Anna covers education, local government, transportation, business, real estate development and nonprofits in these 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.