The Colony - Austin Ranch

      2000-2001 Call for Projects

Mixed-Use neighborhood in The Colony
Neighborhood Housing in The Colony

Status:  Complete

Austin Ranch is a major mixed-use master planned community in The Colony built upon a 300-acre greenfield site including residential, office, and retail uses on a pedestrian-friendly grid street system. The completed site provides housing, employment and recreational amenities in close proximity, and enables alternative modes of transportation for a large sector of the City’s population. The development is situated between Windhaven Parkway and the Arbor Hills Nature Preserve, which boasts several biking trails, Coyote Creek, and a pavilion.

The first phase of construction in Austin Ranch started in 1998. NCTCOG and The Colony provided funding for new road construction to extend Saintsbury Drive, Arbor Hills Way, and Stag’s Leap Road from Summer Street to the southern boundary of the development to serve later phases of the development. Since that time, three additional phases have been built. 

The City of The Colony and the City of Plano trail master plans show future trail connections to the rest of the Austin Ranch community and the Regional Veloweb via the Denton-Collin County Trail connector and the Shady Brooks Trail, both of which are planned for development. 

The project cost of $1,644,650 was funded through public-private partnerships.

Mixed-Use Information

  • Added 2,500 housing units
  • Pocket parks in the community
  • Bike trails


This is an aerial view of Austin Ranch development in The Colony

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