Southwinds, the first master-planned community within Baytown’s ETJ, is coming together as homeowners are starting to move in with apartment space becoming available soon — adding nearly 1,000 living spaces near Kilgore Parkway.
The development, led by longtime Baytown community leader David Kadjar, consists of a single-family residential community that will consist of about 450 lots when complete. There will also be green spaces for parks and recreational facilities, all interconnected with sidewalks and trail systems where possible.
Southwinds will also include two apartment complexes, commercial development and plans for a Goose Creek CISD elementary school. Susan Passmore, Goose Creek CISD spokeswoman, said the property within Southwinds is for the district’s future needs for an elementary as the area homes build out.
With developers Parke Patterson and Keith Barons joining Kadjar, the trio envisioned a high-quality development in a premier location at Highway 146, near Kilgore Parkway.
“David shared the same thoughts as we did that this should be more than just a subdivision and a strip center — it needed to be master-planned,” Patterson said. “We’re constantly communicating and always on the same page because (Kadjar’s) success on the commercial side of the development is important to our residents, and our residents are key to his success.”
So far, nearly 40 homes have been started, about 25 have been sold and about a dozen families have moved in.
The homes, which range from three to four bedrooms and two to two and a half baths, are located near Kilgore Parkway, just east of Highway 146. The subdivision will also feature a future pool, recreation center and picnic areas.
“All in, we’re probably looking at another four years to finish the single-family portion of this development,” Patterson said.
Southwinds will also have two apartment complexes in The Vic at Southwinds and Ninety-Nine at Southwinds, which will offer about 250 to 270 apartments each. Ninety-Nine at Southwinds could start leasing in mid-November while The Vic will start leasing in January out of a temporary office. The Vic’s clubhouse will then have a grand opening in May with apartments ready for move in two weeks following.
“The Vic is aimed at the most discerning of residents, utilizing the strictest of qualifying criteria,” Stephanie Burriss, director of operations, said. “With amenities including a beer garden with sound stage, a row and surf studio and garages designed to house expanded trucks and SUV’s, our property will be at the forefront of luxury-inspired living within the Southwinds community.”
On the commercial side, Kadjar said he hopes to attract services that residents at Southwinds can utilize, such as restaurants, office space and other small services.