West Houston Association Names 2014 Quality Planned Developments

Houston, TX (March 28, 2014) — Towne Lake has been named a “Quality Planned Development” by the West Houston Association in recognition of its successful efforts to build innovative neighborhoods that set the standard for future area development.

The development was one of six projects to receive the designation, which was created in 2013 to stem hastily conceived residential and retail development that can occur with the explosive population growth expected in West Houston.

“These Quality Planned Developments exemplify the type of outstanding development we want to see continue in West Houston,” said Perri D’Armond, president and CEO of the 33-year-old organization. “This area is expected to have 2.8 million residents and an employment base of 1 million by 2050. We want the development supporting that growth to be superior, sustainable projects.”

To earn the Quality Planned Development designation, projects must meet a stringent set of standards devised by the West Houston Association. Requirements include mandates on park space, sidewalks, landscaping and signage control.

“We hope the standards encourage sustainable development in West Houston that will provide more jobs, better shopping and enticing destinations,” D’Armond said.

The West Houston Association honored the designees during a cocktail reception March 27th at the Houston Marriott Westchase.

Towne Lake, a 2,400 acre Caldwell Community “Connected by Water”, is centered around Houston’s largest private lake. Residents enjoy recreational boating, skiing, and boat docks amid Hill Country inspired homes along a 300 acre recreational lake. Towne Lake offers exceptional amenities, including parks, trails, waterparks and exciting future developments like The Boardwalk, The Lakehouse & Marina, amphitheater, and a Kroger grocery store. In 2012, the Greater Houston Builders Association named Towne Lake the Master Planned Community of the Year.

“Since Towne Lake’s inception, our entire team has strived to create an extraordinary community and an outstanding place to call home for residents and businesses. Every milestone brings our vision for Towne Lake closer to reality.  We are honored to receive such a prestigious award by the West Houston Association, as it is affirmation of the decisions made by many to make Towne Lake their home,” said Kent Puckett, Vice President of Operations, Developments, with Caldwell Companies.

“The West Houston Association is an organization that is continually promoting higher standards of development and this program is a market driven attempt to raise the bar for everyone living in West Houston,” said West Houston Association Chairman Peter Houghton with Howard Hughes Corp – Bridgeland.

The West Houston Association was created in 1979 as a 501c(4) for the purpose of improving public infrastructure, public policy and planning. Members include major employers, property owners and related interests who advocate for improved mobility, better infrastructure and a sustainable quality of living environment for Greater West Houston.

For more information on the association and to see a full list of the designation requirements, visit www.westhouston.org. For information on Towne Lake, visit www.townelaketexas.com.