Houston-Area Master-Planned Community to Include School

With construction slated to start in November on the master-planned 3,000-acre Woodforest Development  in the Houston suburb of Conroe, the Conroe Independent School District has purchased 16.16 acres of the project for an elementary school. “It will be very beneficial to have an on-site school within walking distance to neighborhoods. We are thrilled to announce the school site before we even have rooftops,” Kristi Steward, director of marketing for Woodforest, told CPN. Woodforest has been working with CISD for the past 12 months to examine a variety of sites within the development. CISD also reserved the option to purchase an additional 15 acres within the community for an intermediate school. Construction will start in 2010 for a 2011 school year opening, Steward said. Woodforest model home construction will start in November with model homes slated for a spring 2009 opening. Steward said Woodforest plans 5,500 single family homes along with townhomes and multi-family projects within the development. Woodforest is anticipating 15,000 to 18,000 residents in the next 10 years or so, she added. The development is located 25 miles from Downtown Houston. The project’s developer, the Johnson Development Corp., has developed a number of master-planned communities in the Houston area, as well as Atlanta.Click here for Blog Comments