Rowlett, Texas — Bayside Land Partners, a partnership between Kent Donahue and Wilks Development, is developing Bayside, a $1 billion master-planned project encompassing 262 acres in the Dallas suburb of Rowlett.
Designed as a pedestrian-friendly, open-air resort, Bayside will feature more than 1.5 million square feet of commercial space with retail and restaurants, 3,000 residential units, a 1,000-slip marina and 700 hotel rooms.
Lifescapes International will provide landscape design services for the project, including the development of the first-ever Crystal Lagoon in Texas. A Crystal Lagoon is a new technology that creates man-made lagoons with crystal-clear, turquoise waters in order to create a beachfront property.
Additionally, Lifescapes will design a 116-acre peninsula, including 25 acres of parks, a variety of retail rooftop gardens and beach zones along the perimeter of the eight-acre Crystal Lagoon. Construction on the lagoon is slated to begin in March, and the project is scheduled to open by spring 2019.