Plans are moving forward on Waxahachie’s newest residential development, Dove Hollow.

Dove Hollow is in the northern part of the Northgrove residential development located off of Northgrove Boulevard and U.S Highway 77. The city council approved the development's preliminary plat on May 7. The subdivision is a portion of the originally planned North Grove development, which is expected to include more than 2,000 homes.

Brandon O'Donaldson, vice president of Pape-Dawson Engineering's Fort Worth Office, stated the development will be a gradual built out.

“We put together a preliminary plat package for that development with 653 lots," O'Donaldson said. "We are thinking this development is going to be built out over four phases, but things can change during the design process."

O’Donaldson stated the next part of the process is to draft engineering plans for the first phase of the project, which contains 170 lots. Those plans will set the location of the streets and utilities.

Currently, there is no timetable set to begin work on engineering plans for the phase.

O’Donaldson stated the development will feature 19 areas designed as open space. Some of these areas are going to be used to create parks, and walking trails for residents to utilize.

The developer on the project is Dallas-based D2 Development, which is active in both the residential and commercial real estate identification, analysis, entitlement, acquisition, development, and disposition in the DFW and Austin markets. Some of the subdivisions completed by D2 include the Champion Lake in Rowlett, Maxwell Creek in Sachse, Silver Oaks in Fort Worth, and Foster Ranch in Austin.

Michael Scott, Waxahachie city manager, stated Dove Hollow creates new opportunism to bring in new residents to the community and grow the city.

“They have met our standards through the preliminary plat. They are working on construction plans and should be moving forward,” Scott said. “They have got good development standards and lot sizes so it should be a good development. There is a lot of green space in there as well. It will add to that north and south connection that we are looking to improve.”