WAXAHACHIE — With continued growth throughout the city, developer John Ed Justice hopes his new development, Legacy Ranch, meet the ever-changing demands of the Waxahachie business community.

The business park will consist of 15 buildings built in three phases in the 1900 block of John Arden Drive in Waxahachie across the street from the Navarro College campus.

“This is a 33-acre planned development of which phase one is 1.3-acre lots. The lots are designed for one, two or three buildings depending on a persons wants and needs. The first building we are building is for sale or lease,” Justice said. “It will have a property owners association that will own the parking lot, the sidewalk and take care of all of the landscaping. The property owners association will maintain everything.”

Justice stated each building will be built as a shell and will be finished out by the owner or the tenant so that it can meet their exact needs.

“This development is opening up a new part of Waxahachie and it is right down the street from the civic center,” Justice explained. “It could lend itself to a restaurant because there are no restaurants in that area. We have two spaces that were approved by the city council for drive thrus. It is a great place for a pharmacy and for possible childcare.”

The first phase of the development will consist of six lots with the first building totaling 6,000 square feet. Buildings in the development can be built ranging from 5,000 – 12,000 square feet. Each building, depending on use, can house from one to four offices with the smallest space being 750 square feet. The outside of the building will consist of brick and stone. The development can also build office condos.

“We should have a permit in the next three to four weeks for the building,” Justice noted. “It is going to take 120 days to build from the time that I get the permit.”

For more information about the development, people can go to www.legacyranchwaxahachie.com or contact Justice by phone at 214-676-3673 or by email at justicebuilders@gmail.com.