Lewisville, TX

Castle Hills

Unparalleled Quality of Life

status

Ongoing

client

Bright Realty

expertise

Master Planned Communities

services

Landscape Architecture, Civil Engineering, Master Planning, Land Planning

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Designed for Residents to Thrive

This family-oriented development is evolving into a true live, work, play environment, making it one of Dallas-Fort Worth's most successful residential communities.

Castle Hills, a Bright Realty development, is a premier 2,900-acre master planned community located in Lewisville, Texas, a suburb of the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. This well-established residential community, comprised of more than 4,300 single-family homes, is rapidly transforming into an urban, mixed use environment with abundant opportunities for living, playing, working, shopping, and dining.

For over a decade, LandDesign has been a partner to Bright Realty in the master planning, design, and implementation of various portions of Castle Hills, helping to guide development as market demands and community preferences evolve. LandDesign has been part of several transformational developments, including the community’s first multi-family component, Discovery at The Realm, a major employment center, Crown Centre, and a mixed use entertainment destination, The Realm. Together, these new districts represent a paradigm shift for Castle Hills, creating a true live, work, play community for residents to thrive.

Our Vision

Elevate Aesthetics to Create a Diverse, Mixed Use Community

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Formerly family-owned farmland, the Bright family has carefully directed development of Castle Hills to create an unparalleled community for families to enjoy. As a community designed to evolve over time, the master plan integrates a mix of uses and product types that position Castle Hills as a community of choice in the competitive Dallas-Fort Worth region.

A myriad of housing types–including custom homes, single-family, multi-family, condominiums, townhomes, and rental homes–allow families of different sizes and financial backgrounds to call Castle Hills home. Meanwhile, the inclusion of two mixed use villages brings a dynamic mix of retail, dining, office, entertainment, and rental living opportunities within walking distance from residences.

To effortlessly integrate these new uses into the existing community, landscape design and connectivity was central to the evolution of the master plan. Stone ornamentation and water features are common elements throughout the different districts, tying these spaces to the gothic-style of the existing community. Additionally, LandDesign developed a trail and open space plan for Castle Hills, offering recreational opportunities for residents and retaining the natural, water-infused atmosphere.

The Challenge

Managing Jurisdictional Requirements

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Spanning 2,900-acres, the Castle Hills development crosses two cities and eight districts, resulting in varying zoning requirements and city codes across the project. To ease constraints, LandDesign worked closely with the City of Lewisville and City of Carrollton to create a cohesive community standard that unifies the Castle Hills neighborhood and bridges the cities under Planned Development (PD) zoning.

Our Approach

Craft a Contemporary Expression that Elevates the Appeal of Castle Hills

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Physical

Build on the sophisticated style and emphasize the natural environment, using water and stone materials to cohesively link old development with new

Functional

Support a multitude of uses, densities, and product types, transitioning Castle Hills from a primarily single-family development to a mixed use community

Social

Provide high-quality open spaces, trails, and dynamic streetscapes that reflect the culture, values, and aspirations of Castle Hills residents and serve the surrounding community

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Physical

Build on the sophisticated style and emphasize the natural environment, using water and stone materials to cohesively link old development with new

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Functional

Support a multitude of uses, densities, and product types, transitioning Castle Hills from a primarily single-family development to a mixed use community

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Social

Provide high-quality open spaces, trails, and dynamic streetscapes that reflect the culture, values, and aspirations of Castle Hills residents and serve the surrounding community

Adding Value Through Reclaimed Land

LandDesign worked with the Client, City, and Army Corps of Engineers to reclaim floodplain into developable property, gaining over 100 residential lots that previously would have been undevelopable. To accomplish this, LandDesign navigated two City reviews, coordinated with the Army Corps of Engineers, and issued a Conditional Letter of Map Revision (CLOMR) and a Letter of Map Revision (LOMR).

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