New economic development council, strategy unveiled

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In the shadow of scaffolding, bricklayers paused for a moment at the Shops in Willow Park when the announcement was made of the formation of a new economic development council and its strategy.

On Friday, business leaders and stakeholders in Parker County launched a new economic development initiative geared toward more cohesive and less fragmented growth.

Work On Rowlett’s Ambitious ‘Bayside’ To Begin In March

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Officials in the city of Rowlett say construction on a sprawling mixed-use development project along the shores of Lake Ray Hubbard will begin in March.

Also planned are improvements to Interstate-30 between Dallas and Rockwall to accommodate expected traffic to the “Bayside” community south of the highway.

Lagoon-anchored $1B development near Lake Ray Hubbard snags landscape architect

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Bayside — a $1 billion lagoon-anchored development near Lake Ray Hubbard in Rowlett — has landed a new landscape architecture firm, which will design the master plan for the 262-acre lakeside project.

Newport Beach-based Lifescapes International was selected to oversee the landscape architecture at Bayside, which will feature the first Crystal Lagoon in Texas.

Landscape architectural firm selected for $1B Bayside development in Rowlett

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Lifescapes International, a Newport Beach-based landscape architectural firm, has been selected to design the overall landscape environment for Bayside, the $1 billion master-planned development encompassing 262 acres that is planned to feature a variety of retail, restaurants, residential units, and a resort hotel in the Lake Ray Hubbard area of Rowlett, Texas.

Construction Set To Start In March On Rowlett’s Crystal Lagoon

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Developers plan to start work in March on the huge Crystal Lagoon waterpark and fountains that will be built east of Dallas on Lake Ray Hubbard.

California-based architects Lifescapes International said Monday that they’ve been hired to design the overall landscape of the $1 billion Bayside development in Rowlett, which will include the Crystal Lagoon.

Company To Change Willow Park Horse Track To New Development

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For years folks have driven past the old Trinity Meadows horse track just off of I-20 in Willow Park and wondered what will ever become of the property. Now they have an answer. Wilks Development, out of Cisco, has plans for a mixed-use development that will encompass approximately 224 acres. This includes the former horse track that was open from 1991-96.

Willow Park Moves Towards Town Center

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The creation of Willow Park’s new town center could be on the horizon following a town hall session and regular meeting Tuesday night, in which the city council authorized rezoning the land formerly known as Trinity Meadows Raceway to a “planned development district,” and approved an ordinance creating a Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone.