Expansive Outdoor Spaces At Bridgeland® And The Woodlands Hills® Provide Unique Opportunity For Residents To Connect With Nature
HOUSTON, TX — April 1, 2020 — Two properties by The Howard Hughes Corporation® (NYSE: HHC) are setting a new standard with their dynamic approach to open green spaces. Bridgeland®, the top-selling master planned community in the Greater Houston area, and The Woodlands Hills® exemplify the company’s commitment to innovative placemaking with a focus on sustainability and integration with the natural environment. In a time when staying at home and practicing social distancing is of the upmost importance, these communities have a positive impact on the lives of residents, offering families the opportunity to enjoy a natural outdoor setting.
“Health and wellness have become a driver for development as people look for open spaces in which they can pursue outdoor recreation within walking or biking distance to their homes,” said Heath Melton, Executive Vice President of MPC Residential for The Howard Hughes Corporation. “We are at the forefront of understanding the importance of community development that offers an active lifestyle along with an exceptional residential experience—and that open green space can serve a critical role in both instances.”
Physical activity and engagement with a natural setting are two driving elements of Bridgeland and The Woodlands Hills’ shared approach to building a sustaining, family-friendly community. The ample open space and parks offered in these two communities are shining examples of how to bridge nature with development to create a compatible space for people and wildlife.
The Houston-Galveston Area Council (H-GAC) recently honored The Howard Hughes Corporation with special recognition for several projects within Bridgeland and The Woodlands Hills at the 2020 Park and Natural Areas Awards. Bridgeland received the distinction for Chrysalis Lake under the Planning category. Lakeland Heights Town Square Park in Bridgeland and Founders Park in The Woodlands Hills both earned special recognition in the Projects Over $500,000 category.
Chrysalis Lake will be a main element in Prairieland Village, the third of four villages in Bridgeland, located on the west side of Grand Parkway and scheduled to launch in late 2020. Chrysalis Lake is part of the first phase of an extensive green stormwater management system that will ribbon through Prairieland Village. This development will be framed by streets that incorporate water capture, conveyance and cleansing into the right of way, reserves and park spaces—with Chrysalis Lake playing an important role.
Lakeland Heights Town Square Park, located in Lakeland Village in Bridgeland, is surrounded by homesites on all sides, serving as a recreational hub for the neighborhood. A custom pavilion offers residents ample shade and seating along with traditional and non-traditional play equipment for users of all ages.
Houston-Galveston Area Council recognizes two Bridgeland projects and one in The Woodland Hills at the 2020 Parks and Natural Areas Awards ceremony. Tweet
Founders Park, a 17-acre village park in The Woodlands Hills, is designed to reflect the natural beauty of the land and seamlessly fit together within the site to enhance user experiences. The Activity Center, designed by Studio Red, has a versatile event space that fully opens to the event terrace for indoor and outdoor events. The architecture is designed to reflect the character of the land and is situated on site to take full advantage of the natural topography.
H-GAC established the Parks and Natural Areas Awards program in 2006 to highlight best practices and innovative approaches to parks planning and implementation. H-GAC honors projects in the categories of Projects Over $500,000, Projects Under $500,000, Planning Process and Policy Tools. The program recognizes outstanding parks and natural areas around the region. No funding is associated with this award program.
“It has always been our plan to combine innovative environmental sustainability with recreation—which is a key part of the evolution of residential living that is taking place in both Bridgeland and The Woodland Hills,” said Melton. “These parks and open spaces allow residents to enjoy fresh air and sunshine during a time when people need it the most. Health and wellness are more important now than ever before and utilizing this time to make memorable experiences with our loved ones provides a welcome opportunity to feel good, both mentally and physically.”
Bridgeland is an 11,400-acre master planned community located in Cypress, Texas and is ranked as the top-selling master planned community in Houston and number 12 in the nation. The award-winning development opened in 2006 and offers a wide variety of housing options and extensive outdoor amenities, with a strong emphasis on conserving and enhancing the natural environment. Bridgeland has over 3,000 acres dedicated to lakes, trails and parks, and offers resort-style pools, disc-golf course, stocked lakes and complimentary use of kayaks, paddle boats and other recreational equipment for residents. Lakeland Village Center® is the first of four retail centers in Bridgeland, with additional plans for Bridgeland Central, a 900-acre future town center, along Grand Parkway, which intersects the community. Bridgeland is a development of The Howard Hughes Corporation®.
About The Woodlands Hills®
The Woodlands Hills is an approximately 2,000-acre master planned community, situated 13 miles north of The Woodlands® in Conroe and Willis, Texas. Located on FM 830 on the west side of I-45 with the property boundary extending north to FM 1097 and south to League Line Road, The Woodlands Hills offers easy access to I-45, the Grand Parkway and the Hardy Toll Road. The development is in close proximity to Conroe-North Houston Regional Airport in Conroe, Lake Conroe and the Sam Houston National Forest. The Woodlands Hills is the third master planned community in Texas from The Howard Hughes Corporation® and is the sister community to The Woodlands and Bridgeland®, two of the top-selling, award-winning master planned communities in Texas and the nation. For more information and to register your interest, visit TheWoodlandsHills.com and like us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
About The Howard Hughes Corporation®
The Howard Hughes Corporation owns, manages and develops commercial, residential and mixed-use real estate throughout the U.S. Its award-winning assets include the country’s preeminent portfolio of master planned cities and communities, as well as operating properties and development opportunities including: the Seaport District in New York; Columbia, Maryland; The Woodlands®, The Woodlands Hills®, and Bridgeland® in the Greater Houston, Texas area; Summerlin®, Las Vegas; and Ward Village® in Honolulu, Hawai’i. The Howard Hughes Corporation’s portfolio is strategically positioned to meet and accelerate development based on market demand, resulting in one of the strongest real estate platforms in the country. Dedicated to innovative placemaking, the company is recognized for its ongoing commitment to design excellence and to the cultural life of its communities. For additional information visit www.howardhughes.com.
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