Residents of Prosper’s Windsong Ranch community will have private access to their own Caribbean-style paradise by next Memorial Day, a developer told the Dallas Business Journal.
Miami-based developer Crystal Lagoons will bring white sandy beaches to the North Texas prairie with a 5-acre Cabo-inspired project. The lagoon will feature an adult beach, family beach and activity beach with sand volleyball; a covered pavilion area; restrooms; a lawn area with grills, lounge chairs and umbrellas; a floating dock; a beach promenade; and showers.
A freshwater pool with have nearly 10 million gallons of water at 8- to 10-feet deep and be open for swimming, kayaking, paddle boarding, small sail boats and scuba diving.
The amenity will be available to Windsong residents only. Developed by Terra Verde Group, the $1.2 billion Prosper community encompasses 2,000 acres and is slated for 3,500 single-family units,
300 multifamily homes and 300 townhouses.
The community already features an award-winning amenity center with features like two pools, a cafe, biking trails, tennis and basketball courts, a garden and 30 miles of trails.
But Craig Martin, founding partner of Terra Verde, believes the lagoon will continue to bring residents to Windsong.
“We think this is going to increase the value to homebuyers and the velocity of home sales,” he told the DBJ.
Crystal Lagoons has more than 600 projects in different stages of planning, design, construction or operation in 60 countries. That includes 21 developments in the U.S.
Kevin Morgan, executive vice president with Crystal Lagoons US Corp., told the Houston Business Journal that Texas “will be the larges market in the country” for the developer within the next three to five years.
Morgan opened a Crystal Lagoons office in Dallas last year.
“The largest split will be between Houston and Dallas,” Morgan said.
Another lagoon is planned for Bayside, a proposed destination-style development near Lake Ray Hubbard in Rowlett, but construction has not started on that project.
According to Crystal Lagoon’s website, it has plans for additional Texas projects, including lagoons in the Balmoral, Elgin, Port Aransas, Austin, South Padre Island, Savoy and Waxahachie markets.