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.