Huffines Communities plans development spanning over 1,000 acres in Grand Prairie

Huffines Communities plans to move forward with a significant development in Grand Prairie totaling over 1,000 acres. 

The forthcoming development, dubbed Lakesong, will include 37 acres of mixed-use development, 65 acres of urban residential, 620 acres of medium residential, 50 acres of estate residential and 330 acres of open space or parks with a connected public trail system. The residential development will include a mixture of housing types and densities, per city documents. 

A development agreement for Lakesong will go before the Grand Prairie City Council during its meeting on Tuesday. Lakesong lies within the city’s extraterritorial jurisdiction toward the southern side of Grand Prairie, near the border with Midlothian. 

Per the agreement, a proposed municipal management district will fund the infrastructure. The agreement also provides for the ETJ land to be annexed into the city after the district gets up and running. 

Formal creation of the district requires the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality’s blessing, which could take six months to a year. The creation of the district and addition of the ETJ land into the district will go before the City Council at the same time as the development agreement. 

Huffines didn’t reply to a request for comment by publication time, but this story will be updated if we hear back. Huffines Communities lists the development on its website.  

The development dates back to 2009, when the city approved a development agreement for a development called Windsor Hills. That agreement was then amended in 2011.

In 2022, the developer sold a sizable chunk of the land to companies controlled by Huffines. 

Huffines plans to develop the land as Lakesong. 

The city has been negotiating with two developers building residential communities in the city’s extraterritorial jurisdiction. Grand Prairie identified the 13,515-acre site for future annexation in an August 2021 study and began talking to developers Provident Realty Advisors and Huffines Communities about annexing their developments into the city.  

The two communities combined span nearly 7,000 acres and are expected to add about 50,000 residents to the city in the next 20 to 30 years. Negotiations are expected to be completed by the end of the year.

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