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A 258-home South Pointe project in Mansfield, Texas is expected to be ready for home builders by the end of Febuarary, 2016. The project is part of a 870-acre master-planned project that was planned more than a decade ago but was held off due to the 2008 recession. The land is bounded by U.S. 287 on the west and Texas 360 on the east. Star Telegram contributor Nicholas Sakelaris talks to people involved and discloses some details about this project. Sakelaris writes,

"For years, natural gas drilling, hydraulic fracturing and production was the only development taking place on the rural land at Mansfield’s far southeast corner.

Now, workers are busy cutting a path for the future Lone Star Parkway, a new east to west road that will connect the two highways through the middle of the development. Another major road will be the southern tip of Matlock Road, which will eventually head north to Methodist Mansfield Medical Center.

The progress on South Pointe coincides with the long-awaited extension of Texas 360 main lanes by the North Texas Tollway Authority. The 9.7-mile toll road project is expected to be completed by 2017. The next two phases will add 180 homes and there are more homes coming in the future, Wong said. The project will have apartments, too.The homes will range from 2,000 to 5,000 square feet and sell for $250,000 to $500,000, Branch said last year."

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