Howard Hughes Corp. unveils next phase of Cypress master-planned community


Thousands of homes and a new amenity center with a lazy river are planned for the next phase of a massive master-planned community northwest of Houston.

The Howard Hughes Corp. (NYSE: HHC) and its wholly owned subsidiary The Woodlands Development Co. on July 24 announced the second of four planned villages in Bridgeland, a 11,400-acre community southeast of U.S. Highway 290 and the Grand Parkway in Cypress.

Parkland Village, which spans 1,200 acres, will feature 3,100 homes ranging in price from the mid-$200,000s to more than $1 million. As its name suggests, the theme of Parkland Village is “living in a park,” so it will boast green spaces along the neighborhoods and roadways throughout the village, officials said. Click through the slideshow to see renderings of Bridgeland’s Parkland Village.

Parkland Village, inspired by the Prairie School of Architecture and the Emerald Necklace in Boston, will have about 350 acres of parks, lakes, trails as well as natural and green spaces with meadows, trees, wildflowers and natural grasses mirroring the Katy Prairie. The neighborhoods within the village will be named after Texas State Parks, and the streets will represent historical state landmarks, flora and fauna within those state parks.

“Our overall vision for Parkland Village is a community where sustainability and community connect with one another,” said Heath Melton, vice president of master-planned communities, residential development with The Howard Hughes Corp. “We wanted to make sure we’re harmonious with nature.”

In Parkland Village, 14 homebuilders will construct single-family homes on a variety of home sites: 40-, 45-, 50-, 55-, 60-, 65-, 70-, 80- and 100-foot lots. The homebuilders include: Beazer Homes, Chesmar Homes, Coventry Homes, Darling Homes, Highland Homes, Lennar, M/I Homes, Newmark Homes, Perry Homes, Ravenna Homes, Taylor Morrison Home Corp., Trendmaker Homes, Village Builders and Westin Homes.

The Howard Hughes Corp. is planning to build a model home park within Parkland Village that will feature a nature-inspired neighborhood park with a playground and an events lawn. The first model homes in Parkland Village are currently under construction, and homebuilders have already sold six homes in the newest village, officials said. The model homes are expected to have a soft opening this fall and a grand opening in spring 2018.