Huffines Communities and Mesquite city leaders broke ground Wednesday on Solterra, a 3,900 home project that will sit on over 1,500 acres of the historic Lucas Farms.
Founder, Phillips Huffines, spoke at Wednesday’s event along with City Mayor Bruce Archer and Huffines Communities President Elvio Bruni.
Huffines had some great words to say about the City of Mesquite. “I have worked with probably almost every single city or town in the North Texas area,” Huffines said. “And for the last year and a half, I’ve been working personally with the city of Mesquite. And I want to tell you that the city of Mesquite is the best city I have ever worked with.”
Solterra will be the most significant planned development in Mesquite. Amenities in Solterra plan to include; a resort style pool complex, access to a 30 acre lake, bike and hiking trails, a fitness facility, dog park, and even a beer garden. On top of all that, it will even feature a restaurant, event lawn and space for a farmers market and food truck park.
Plans are set forward to preserve the native pecan groves, orchards and pastures with 560 acres of open space.
A very unique touch to the community will be a treehouse constructed from a 54-inch-wide, 156-year-old red oak tree that will be custom designed by the makers of HGTV’s Treehouse Masters.
Construction on Solterra has already begun.