Plans are taking shape on Waxahachie’s newest residential development, Harlan Village. City councilmembers approved the preliminary plat for the subdivision that will contain 233 lots and 12 open spaces on Monday.

The development is located in the northeast corner of Butcher Road and U.S. Highway 77.

Suresh Shridharani, president of Harlan Properties, stated the development would be built in two phases.

“The first phase is going to be 100 lots,” Shridarani said. “They will be mostly starter homes that range from 1,500-2,000 square feet.”

Homes in the development would be constructed by Sumeer Homes, who has been working in North Texas area for the past 35 years. Homes built by Sumeer range from $200,000 to more than $750,000. Some of the cities where Sumeer Homes has worked include Celina, DeSoto, Frisco, Glenn Heights, and Rockwall.

A homeowners' association will maintain the 12 open spaces in the subdivision. Eight to 10 acres of this area will feature natural vegetation.

Shridarani explained the next step in the project is to create the accompanying engineering documents. The engineering documents will layout the location of items such as the water and sewer lines.

“We don’t know when we are going to start building. It is going to take another six months to get all of the engineering drawings prepared and approved by the city. Then it takes about a year to build it,” Shridarani said. “So we are about 18 months out before we start building the first house out there.”

People who want additional information about Sumeer Homes can visit its website at www.sumeerhome.com.