New development to add 1,200 homes in Leander

Nov 7, 2014
Austin American Statesman

A new master-planned community will bring 1,200 homes to the city of Leander within the next decade. Crescent Communities, a North Carolina-based real estate company, plans to begin construction on the first model homes in the 500-acre Bryson community this spring, with residents expected to begin moving in by fall

A groundbreaking ceremony was held Thursday

Bryson, off the 183A toll road north of San Gabriel Parkway, will have 105 homes in its first phase, said Tommy Tucker, Crescent Communities’ residential vice president for Central Texas

Four builders have been selected: David Weekley Homes, Drees Custom Homes, Grand Haven Homes and Scott Felder Homes

Prices will range from the high $200,000s to the low $400,000s, Crescent Communities said

In addition to the 1,200 homes, Crescent Communities said it’s also planning between 250 and 500 higher-density, multifamily homes

Leander has experienced explosive growth in recent years, and city officials say they don’t expect that to slow down any time soon. City figures show the current population is estimated to be 31,771, up from 7,596 in 2000

By 2019, the city expects its population will rise to 36,659, a five-year increase of 15.4 percent

Leander Mayor Chris Fielder said projects such as Bryson will help accommodate newcomers

Bryson will feature a network of parks and hike-and-bike trails, Tucker said, as well as an amenity center with a pool and pavilion. The amenity center is expected to open in early 2016

Crescent Communities said it is also in talks with the Leander school district about possibly locating an elementary school in Bryson, but nothing has been finalized

In addition to Bryson, other Central Texas developments Crescent Communities has been involved with include Rough Hollow in Lakeway and Belterra, located near Dripping Springs

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