I had the pleasure of meeting with Susie Goff of Johnson Development this morning and gathered a lot of very helpful information about some of the area’s newest developments.
Sienna Plantation is expanding southward, as I mentioned previously in my post “Sienna Plantation is Growing!” Today I was able to learn a little bit more about the 3,400+ acres being developed to the south of Ridge Point High School. The land just south of Sienna was originally purchased by Johnson Development, and sold to an investor with the intention to use it as a sort of “land bank” where they would purchase it back from him as needed for future use. Unfortunately, things did not work out as planned. The investor passed away and the land was sold. Although it changed hands several times, the land has now been sold by its previous owner, Hillwood, to Toll Brothers. Toll Brothers has hired Johnson Development to come in and develop the land to coordinate with and compare to what already exists as Sienna Plantation. Just like any other new area of Sienna that has been built in recent years, the addition will be seamless.
In addition to the approximately 7,000 homes that already exist in Sienna Plantation, the new area will add about 6,500 over the next 15 years. Selling about 500-600 homes per year is in line with Sienna’s sales history so they are using that as a guideline on how long it will take. Sienna Parkway will be the main way to access these new homes, and will be extended South by Missouri City in increments as the homes are built, eventually reaching 521. Johnson Development will also set aside land for schools, but Fort Bend ISD is in charge of planning and placing those schools. Recreational facilities will be comparable to what Sienna has, so I expect o see many parks, a few pools, walking trails, and even some health and fitness facilities. Residents will be able to use ALL Sienna Plantation facilities equally.
Once the current available lots in the Bee’s Creek section (building NOW) are all sold to home buyers, the infrastructure should be ready to open up the first new lots near the high school. They will begin with 450 lots that will be ready for home buyers in early 2015.
**A quick note about the delays on the Fort Bend Tollway project…. long story short, the actual tolling equipment is the delay, new equipment had to be ordered, and the road SHOULD open on March first. Also, look for the bridge near Baines Middle School on Sienna Ranch road to open soon, allowing traffic to flow better.
Imperial Sugar Land is another new Johnson Development near Constellation Field at Hwy 6 & Hwy 90A. This development will focus more on Townhomes and Patio homes, built by Trendmaker, Sitterle, Partners in Building and Darling Homes. Prices are to start in the $300,000 range. According to the Imperial website:
The new patio homes and townhomes, both with custom features, are designed to appeal to empty nesters who have raised families in Sugar Land but prefer to stay in the area in a low-maintenance home.
The neighborhood will mix residential with office space, retail, and entertainment, including a farmer’s market. Several builders are about to break ground, with some of the lots already sold to home buyers. There will be about 140 lots when complete, and there are already over 450 people on waiting lists to purchase!!