A Dallas developer has teamed up with a Miami-based company to bring a blue lagoon to the shores of Lake Ray Hubbard as part of a $1 billion lakefront development.
The lagoon will be the centerpiece of a resort and marina, two condominium towers, luxury apartments, single-family homes and more than 1 million square feet of retail, entertainment, restaurant and office space, Uri Man, Crystal Lagoons chief executive in the United States, said in a news release.
Bayside, being developed by Dallas-based Bayside Land Partners and Miami-based Crystal Lagoon, envisions an 8-acre lagoon that is 25 times the size of an Olympic swimming pool and equivalent to 10 football fields of water as the anchor for the resort, according to the news release.
“This will be an incredible draw for Rowlett, Dallas and all of North Texas,” Kent Donahue of Bayside Land said in the release.
The lagoon will feature a high-tech fountain and water show and be suitable for sailing, stand-up paddle boarding and other beach activities, including live entertainment daily. It will be the first lagoon developed in Texas, the developers say.
“In Texas, bigger is better and [Crystal Lagoon] will be the centerpiece of several master-planned communities in Houston, Austin and Galveston," Man said.
The developers are planning to break ground on the Rowlett project April 26. Read more about it here.