Ashlar Development Breaks Ground on $800 Million Whitecap NPI Master-Planned Community in Corpus Christi

by Hayden Spiess

Corpus Christi, Texas — Developer Ashlar Development LLC and owner Diamond Beach Holdings LLC have broken ground on Whitecap NPI, an $800 million master-planned community on North Padre Island in Corpus Christi. The 240-acre development will serve as the first and only coastal luxury residential and resort destination on the island, according to the development team.

Upon full build-out, Whitecap NPI will feature over 600 residential options, including single-family homes, villas, condos and cross-generational housing. The homes, many with canal access for boating and water sports, will be situated in island enclaves. Bridges, boardwalks and walking paths will connect the homes to the rest of the community.

A public town center and mixed-use area will provide a variety of dining, entertainment and retail options. Plans also call for a resort-style hotel, dry stack marina, yacht club, cafés, shops, galleries, markets and the Whitecap Nature Preserve.

“Whitecap sets a new standard for coastal living,” says Steve Yetts, president of Ashlar Development. “The focus is on building up, not out, and enhancing the feel of community through both canal- and street-level experiences.”

The project team includes PLACE Designers Inc. as residential architect, Turner Ramirez Architects for amenity and commercial architecture, Cadence as landscape architect, LJA Engineering LLC as structural engineer, DeLeo & Fletcher Design for interior design and Strategyst LLC for marketing and sales. A timeline for construction was not provided.

Dallas-based Ashlar Development is the master developer behind several master-planned communities such as The Groves in Houston and Wildridge in Dallas. Diamond Beach Holdings is a subsidiary of the International Bancshares Corp., a multi-bank financial holding company headquartered in Laredo.

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