Thousands Visit Liberty Branch During Grand Opening Weekend

liberty1More than 2,300 people visited nine model homes and enjoyed old-fashioned refreshments and entertainment during the Grand Opening of Liberty Branch, a brand-new, neo-traditional neighborhood in the Village of Creekside Park. Visitors toured the homes and registered for a chance to win one of three $500 American Express gift cards. Jugglers, unicyclists, clowns, classic cars and young members of Class Act Productions in vintage costumes entertained the crowds.

liberty5On Saturday, February 8, the event kicked off with the official dedication of Liberty Square Park, one of two parks in Liberty Branch. Pictured in the ribbon cutting photo (top) are (left to right): Nick Wolda, Director of Community Relations for The Woodlands Township; Bob Bruce, Director of Landscape Architecture for The Woodlands Development Company (TWDC); Kelly Dietrich, Assistant Director of Parks and Recreation for The Woodlands Township;  Nancy Becker, President of the Creekside Park Village Association; Bruce Tough, Chairman of The Woodlands Township; Tim Welbes, Co-President of TWDC; Sheila Condon, President of Condon & Associates (park designers); and Elizabeth Gilbert, Project Manager for Condon & Associates.

liberty2The park features many references to moments in American history, including a plaque explaining the significance of The Liberty Tree. At the dedication ceremony, members of local Boy Scout Troop #1665 (second photo) planted an American Elm, symbolic of the Liberty Tree.  They also raised three flags – American, Texas and The Woodlands Township – and led the crowd in the Pledge of Allegiance.

liberty3“Liberty Branch is a unique neighborhood situated in The Woodlands’ Village of Creekside Park,” said Tim Welbes, Co-President of TWDC.  “The design is based on traditional town planning principles, which makes it feel like a classic American small town within the forests of The Woodlands. Residents will have direct pedestrian access to the new Creekside Village Green (third picture) and Creekside Park Village Center, set to open later this year with an H-E-B grocery store and many other shops, restaurants and services.”

liberty4There will be approximately 400 new homes, ranging from townhomes and patio homes to large single-family homes, within Liberty Branch.  Four homebuilders – Coventry Homes, David Weekley Homes, J. Kyle Homes and Palmetto Homes – will feature model homes in a collection of classic American architectural styles ranging in price from the high-$200,000s to more than $900,000.

For more information about Liberty Branch, visit The Woodlands Information Center, call 281-719-6333 and visit www.thewoodlands.com/libertybranch.

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LIBERTY BRANCH GRAND OPENING SET FOR FEBRUARY 8 & 9

Chiswell David Weekley Liberty BranchThe Woodlands Development Company (TWDC), a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Howard Hughes Corporation (NYSE:HHC), will celebrate the grand opening of the new 120-acre traditional neighborhood of Liberty Branch in the Village of Creekside Park with a free home tour, old-fashioned entertainment and refreshments.  When guests visit all nine model homes, they will be eligible to win one of three $500 American Express gift cards. The event, which is open to the public, is set for Saturday, February 8 and Sunday, February 9, 2014 from 10 am – 5 pm.

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THE WOODLANDS DEVELOPMENT COMPANY BREAKS GROUND FOR CREEKSIDE VILLAGE GREEN

Creekside Park Village CenterThe Woodlands Development Company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Howard Hughes Corporation (NYSE:HHC), has begun construction of Creekside Village Green, the centerpiece for the highly-anticipated Creekside Park Village Center in The Woodlands. The Village Green will encompass a scenic tree-lined park with a water feature surrounded by a lawn and pergolas for shade. A 4,500-square-foot restaurant will anchor the west end of the park and two 40,000 square-foot split level retail/office buildings will flank the north and south sides.

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Liberty Branch, A NEW TRADITIONAL NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT IN THE WOODLANDS

ArdellThe Woodlands Development Company is proud to welcome the newest member of The Woodlands’ outstanding neighborhoods in the Village of Creekside Park, Liberty Branch.

Development and new home building are well underway in the 120-acre neighborhood of Liberty Branch in The Woodlands’ Village of Creekside Park.

Liberty Branch is a traditional neighborhood design (TND) development, a complete neighborhood built upon traditional town planning principles. A TND includes a range of housing types, a network of well-connected, tree-lined streets, and public spaces within walking distance of schools, shopping, dining and recreation.

Liberty Branch is within close proximity to Timber Creek K-6 Elementary School, part of the Tomball ISD, and the new Creekside Park Village Center will feature a pedestrian and family-friendly village green with a sprayground, restaurant, shops and services.  An H-E-B grocery store, Walgreens drug store, several banks and Primrose School have signed on to be part of Creekside Park Village Center. Liberty Branch also includes two parks – Liberty Square Park and Rockwell Square Park. Both parks feature unique and nostalgic design elements that harken back to simpler times, such as a town square in Liberty Square Park and a pavilion modeled after a one-room schoolhouse in Rockwell Square Park.

Four homebuilding companies have contracted to purchase all 400 lots in the new neighborhood including David Weekley Homes, 137 lots; Coventry Homes, a division of McGuyer Homebuilders, Inc., 136 lots; Palmetto Homes, 84 lots; and J. Kyle Homes, LLC, 43 lots. Sales offices are now open.

“The opening of model homes in Liberty Branch has been eagerly anticipated,” said Tim Welbes, Co-President of The Woodlands Development Company. “Traditional neighborhood design, with its All-American streetscapes and walkable green spaces, has been extremely popular in The Woodlands’ lakeside community of East Shore, and we are anxious to create this experience at Liberty Branch in the Village of Creekside Park. “

David Weekley Homes features three different home styles in five different sections in Liberty Branch, with prices ranging from the $500s – $900s. Three model homes will display these traditional neighborhood designs. David Weekley Homes is a national leader in TND home design with experience in multiple projects in multiple states.

Coventry Homes plans to open two models homes in Liberty Branch. The homes will have features that are typical of traditional neighborhood design including oversized porches, traditional elevations, wood flooring, three-car garages, butler’s pantries, mother-in-law suites, covered rear porches, patios and outdoor kitchens. Prices will range from the $400s – $900s.

Palmetto Homes plans to open four models for touring in October. Of the 84 lots Palmetto has contracted to purchase, 33 will be townhomes and 51 will be attached patio homes. Homes are priced from the $270s.

J. Kyle Homes plans to open a model home soon. Forty-three single-family homes are planned by J. Kyle, priced from the $400s to the high $500s. There will be a variety of home styles including Craftsman, Classic American and English Tudor with many optional features such as outdoor kitchens, wet bars, Thermador kitchens, sunken whirlpool tubs and three-car garages.

For more information about Liberty Branch in the Village of Creekside Park, visit The Woodlands Homefinder Center, located at 2000 Woodlands Parkway, or call 281-719-6333.