An item on the next Houston planning commission agenda signals the next phase of the master-planned community Bridgeland in Cypress could soon be in the works.
A general plan for a section named Prairieland Village shows a 6,000-acre tract, the first portion of Bridgeland to sit west of the Grand Parkway. The entire Bridgeland community counts 11,400 total acres.
Requests for comment from Bridgeland developer Dallas-based Howard Hughes Corp. (NYSE: HHC) weren’t immediately returned.
Prairieland Village would be the third out of four villages within Bridgeland. The first, Lakeland Village, opened almost 12 years ago and has 3,000 homes. A model home community in the second section, Parkland Village, opened in March. Parkland Village will eventually have 3,200 homes when completed, ranging in price from the mid-$200,000s to more than $1 million.
While Lakeland Village has more of a manicured look with its landscaping and greenspace, Parkland’s look is more meadow-like. All neighborhoods are named after state parks, such as Enchanted Rock or Eagle Pass, and street names feature flora, fauna or trail names within these parks.
The developer is seeking variances for its future intersections to accommodate Cypress Creek, which crosses through the tract. The Harris County Flood Control District is also doing drainage work along the general plan’s southern boundary, according to the agenda.
In May, Howard Hughes broke ground on a $45 million, 312-unit apartment complex in Bridgeland. The new apartments will be near the site of the future Bridgeland Town Center near the Grand Parkway.
While the massive mixed-use development doesn’t have a definitive timeline yet, the new apartment project would be a “big step in the right direction,” Jim Carman, vice president of master-planned community commercial development, told the Houston Business Journal in May.