Developer breaks ground on 1,200-acre community in Waller County

by Lindsey Wells

The first phase of development is underway for Lakeview, a new 1,200-acre master-planned community on the west side of Houston.

Located in Waller County on FM 362, the community’s initial development phase will include expansive one- and two-acre lots across more than 200 acres. 

Builders David Weekley Homes, Jamestown Estate Homes, K. Hovnanian Homes and Sitterle Homes will offer homes ranging from the mid-$400,000s to over $800,000, according to a press release. 

“Lakeview will be something entirely new for this market,” said Peter Houghton, principal of Rooted Development, who will develop the property for the family who has owned it for more than 50 years. “Waller is a growing area, but the communities coming in feature small lot sizes. We’re giving people the space they want in a country atmosphere with an emphasis on creating a high-quality master-planned community.”

Rooted Development principals Houghton and Christopher Gilbert have more than 50 years of combined residential real estate development experience, including Houston’s Bridgeland, Cinco Ranch, Woodson’s Reserve, Greenwood and the Reserve at Katy.

Lakeview’s master plan includes a 45-acre stocked catch-and-release lake surrounded by homesites, with two additional lakes flanking the main entry. Other plans include a central park with a fishier pier and community gathering space. 

“We’re also planting abundant trees throughout the community, including some older mature oak trees that are up to 10 inches in diameter,” Houghton added.

 The community will feature paved concrete streets, high-speed fiber internet and a community water system.

Sales are expected to begin in July or August, the release noted. 

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