Westlake’s Entrada project is taking shape with a 135-room Hyatt Place Hotel, a Primrose School, a Starbucks and a CVS Pharmacy all confirmed for the 85-acre project.
Entrada also will have 300 residential units, including 200 single family villas, 70 to 80 townhomes and 40 to 50 condominiums.
The first phase of the $500 million walkable village at the corner of F.M. 1938 and Texas 114 is expected to open in July.
Several luxury retailers are anticipated for the project.
"Entrada is designed to be a true mixed-use, pedestrian-scale village, all within 85 acres," said Mehrdad Moayedi, co-owner/co-developer with MRW Investors, LLC.
Right now, they’re working on the water and sewer lines and workers will start on the streets, Westlake City Manager Tom Brymer said.
Westlake officials have been working with MRW Investors, LLC on fine tuning the design for several years, Brymer said. From the tile roofs to the pave stone streets, the architecture will emulate the Catalonia region of northeastern Spain.
The 161,000-square-foot Hyatt will have a 15,000-square-foot conference room for special events.
The centerpiece will be a lake with a fountain feature that harkens back to a village on the Spanish coastline. The project also includes an outdoor amphitheater and trails that connect to the rest of Westlake’s network.
The buildings will have small setbacks, echoing the European-inspired design.
"It’s going to have some density to it while at the same time have a lot of open space," Brymer said.
Westlake actually has two massive mixed-use projects on tap. The second, the 128-acre Circle T project anchored by Charles Schwab’s proposed corporate campus, has been put on hold, for now.
That project is proposed by Hillwood Properties at the southeast corner of Texas 114 and Texas 170.
Circle T proposes 750 apartments, office towers, a grocery store, retail, a movie theater, a hotel and multiple parking garages.
Hillwood Properties withdrew the Circle T proposal, codenamed Project Blizzard, before it went to the Planning and Zoning Commission in December.
Brymer said he anticipates that Hillwood will bring the Charles Schwab campus back for consideration in the first quarter.