Conroe: Shea Homes launches second Houston-area community 

by Alsha Khan

As temperatures heat up, so does new construction in H-Town. Shea Homes is launching its second and largest, Houston-area residential development in Conroe, according to a press release. 

Deemed Evergreen, the new community will span 740 acres and eventually accommodate 2,000 homes. The first phase will include 247 home sites consisting of 40-, 50-, 60- and 70-foot lots. Prices have yet to be announced. 

Image courtesy of Shea Homes

Located in Conroe on the northwest corner of FM 242 and FM 1314, Evergreen has easy accessibility to the Grand Parkway, The Woodlands and the airport, an aspect that made the land appealing to the builder, according to Jim Zimmerman, Vice President of Land Acquisition and Development for Shea Homes.

“It’s named for the abundant natural areas,” Zimmerman added. “Evergreen also will feature an amenitized creek that traverses the property.” He said the creek will be the community’s signature amenity, and the builder has dedicated 100 acres of the new development to greenspaces and amenities. According to Zimmerman, Shea Homes wants to “preserve as much of the land’s natural environment as [they] can, providing ample opportunities for outdoor recreation.”

Shea Homes purchased the land for Evergreen last year from Cooper Rose, LLC. The builder has retained Elevation Land Solutions to handle engineering and TBG Partners as the landscape architect.   

“Evergreen will be developed much as we build our homes, with the resident in mind and attention paid to the small details that will make it more welcoming and livable,” added Keith Luechtefeld, Houston division president for Shea Homes. “We aren’t looking to create a community that mirrors every other community, but rather to develop something special that works with the land and delivers an endearing experience for our homeowners.”

In 2019, Shea Homes broke ground on the 240-acre Del Bello Lakes in Manvel, its first community in Houston. Home sales began in spring 2020. The builder currently builds in 10 Houston-area communities, with plans to begin sales in the near future in four additional communities. 


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