Cane Island: New Master-Planned Community

| February 1, 2015

(L-R): Doyle Callender, Vice President Business Development, Amegy Bank; Lance Lacour, Katy EDC; Lloyd Minze, West Cane Island Partners; David Minze, West Cane Island Partners; Jimmy Mendez, City of Katy Councilman; Steve Pierson, City of Katy Councilman; Chuck Brawner, Mayor Pro-Tem; Dan Naef, President Rise Communities; Matt Lawson, VP Rise Communities; Judge Glenn Beckendorff (Waller County); Stanley Kitzman, Waller County Commissioner Precinct 4; Cory Vahalik, President West I-10 Chamber; Byron Hebert, City of Katy Administration; Duran Dowdle, City of Katy Councilman; Jean McCann, Katy Business Association; and Vince Yokum, President Waller County EDC.

(L-R): Doyle Callender, Vice President Business Development, Amegy Bank; Lance Lacour, Katy EDC; Lloyd Minze, West Cane Island Partners; David Minze, West Cane Island Partners; Jimmy Mendez, City of Katy Councilman; Steve Pierson, City of Katy Councilman; Chuck Brawner, Mayor Pro-Tem; Dan Naef, President Rise Communities; Matt Lawson, VP Rise Communities; Judge Glenn Beckendorff (Waller County); Stanley Kitzman, Waller County Commissioner Precinct 4; Cory Vahalik, President West I-10 Chamber; Byron Hebert, City of Katy Administration; Duran Dowdle, City of Katy Councilman; Jean McCann, Katy Business Association; and Vince Yokum, President Waller County EDC.

The First MPC In The City’s Boundaries Will Build 2,000 Homes

A1,000-acre site in Katy will be developed into an amenity-rich, master-planned community to be known as Cane Island, the first master-planned community in the city’s boundaries which upon completion will include over 2,000 new homes priced from the $200’s to the millions.

Named after the 1872 settlement which later became Katy, the Cane Island master-planned community will be accessible from Interstate 10 at the new Cane Island Parkway interchange, scheduled to open in mid-2015. Developed by Rise Communities, Cane Island is minutes from the Energy Corridor, Katy Mills, the La Centerra Shopping Center and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. Families in Cane Island will attend schools in the acclaimed Katy Independent School District.

“Cane Island offers convenient I-10 access, proximity to major employers, new healthcare and shopping as well as accessibility to other areas of town by the nearby Grand Parkway,” notes Dan Naef, president of Rise Communities.

Concurrent with the opening of Cane Island Parkway, the development team will complete the community’s first phase with 13 model homes in seven neighborhoods. Prestigious homebuilders include Coventry Homes, David Weekley Homes, Perry Homes, Ryland Homes, Shea Homes, Toll Brothers and Trendmaker Homes.

Both traditional family homes and luxury patio homes will be available in the first phase. Three of the seven neighborhoods will be gated.

Cane Island’s first phase will cover the build out of a four-acre Amenity Center featuring an outdoor amphitheater shaded by rescued, 75-year-old oak trees. Residents will have unlimited use of a family pool with adjacent splash pad, an adult pool, a fully equipped, two-story fitness center rivaling the finest health spas, a yoga studio and multi-purpose room with commercial kitchen.

Among its many unique touches, the Amenity Center will house a glass-walled, heavily planted conservatory ideal for exhibits, lectures, private events or just a special place to relax and reflect.   Residents also will enjoy two spacious tree houses with decks offering elevated views of the amphitheater and a $1 million, mobile projection system.

The Cane Island Amenity Center will be home to Hub, a trained Golden Retriever who during the day will meet residents and guests, pose for pictures and even present his business card in his official capacity as Cane Island Ambassador. Periodically, Hub will invite residents with the unique opportunity to spend the night in his exclusive, fully furnished Ambassador Suite with direct access to the tree houses.

The community’s heavily forested, half-mile arrival experience will feature Cane Island’s Living Archways, two impressive tunnels made of evergreens and seasonal colors stretching over Cane Island Parkway. The entry also includes a three-acre lake, a series of water features and occasional views of the scores of elk, buffalo and deer on the adjacent property. Cane Island also will offer a spacious Welcome Center which will incorporate wall-mounted, LED touch screens and other high-tech tools.

Future phases call for the addition of Cane Island Elementary School, part of the Katy Independent School District, and the continuation of an extensive trail system and meandering waterways. Future efforts also will cover the build-out of additional residential neighborhoods, open green spaces, pocket parks and several play areas which pay tribute to the area’s history in railroads, oil and gas, farming and other industries.

Cane Island: New Master-Planned Community


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