Two new projects are giving North Texas residents more housing options.
Just south of Dallas in Waxahachie, developers are breaking ground today on a community with 28 cottages that will house adults with intellectual and developmental delays.
The Daymark Living development will include a movie theater, clubhouse and pool, a fitness room, volleyball courts, computer labs, classrooms and private study lounges.
The project is a 10-minute walk from downtown Waxahachie and is being built with Aspen Heights Partners and Montgomery Street Partners.
"There are 700,000 people in Texas with intellectual and development delays, and only a handful of places exists where they can live a quality life — and, those are full," John Poston, president of Daymark Living, said in a statement. "Our vision for Daymark Living is to provide adults with IDD a safe community where they can engage in an active, healthy lifestyle among their friends and neighbors."
It would cost about $3,500 a month for an adult with intellectual or development delays to live at Daymark Living, according to the company's website.
In the northeast Dallas suburb of Sachse, Dallas-based Mustang Creek Estates is building a 42,000-square-foot, $7.5 million assisted-living and memory care community.
Mustang Creek Estates of Sachse will have six homes that will each house up to 16 seniors.
The homes will face a green space and walking path.
"The town of Sachse is growing fast, and we look forward to being a resource for local families and organizations," Renee Ramsey, CEO of Mustang Creek Estates, said in a statement. "There is a real need for our affordable, residential-style assisted-living and memory care community in Sachse."
The community will be built on about seven acres at 3900 Ranch Road in Sachse, across the street from Whitt Elementary School and near Firewheel Town Center.