A master-planned community will call East Dallas home. One of the properties owned by Clements family in Kaufman County, east of Dallas, Texas, is lined up for development and will forge a new community called Clements Ranch. Dallas Morning News staffer Steve Brown takes a look at the project and unveils some details. He writes,
"Developers have filed plans with the City of Dallas to build a 950-home residential community on almost 260 acres that for decades was owned by the family of the late Texas Governor William Clements. The planned residential neighborhoods would be built with a series of parks and public areas. The developers have got commitments from builders including D.R. Horton, Gehan Homes and Horizon Homes to build in the first phase of the project.
The new home development will include preservation of one of the Clements family homes on the property, which will be repurposed as a community center.The Clements family settled in the area in the 1800. Starting in 1950 Gov. Clements began buying up property along what is now Lake Ray Hubbard Road to create his Clemgil Ranch. At one time the ranch totaled more than 3,000 acres. But starting in the early 2000s the family began selling off the prime property to residential developers."