The full-service civil and environmental engineering consulting firm Southwest Engineers Inc. announced its partnership with real estate development firm Cantex Development LLC to contribute development and civil engineering services for the new Las Colinas Subdivision in Karnes County, near San Antonio.
“The collaboration between Southwest Engineers and Cantex Development reflects the vision of both organizations to help progressively and strategically grow communities like the city of Kenedy,” said the president of Southwest Engineers, John Littlefield, in a press statement. “Our goal is to identify meaningful, high-quality projects and develop reliable, long-term solutions that successfully position Texas communities and municipalities to benefit today’s community and future generations,” he added.
Las Colinas is designed to be built in three phases; 115 lots will be offered in the first two phases of the development. The community’s construction will begin in the second quarter of 2014, and the first phase should be finished by the end of the year. The developers offer three models for the single-family homes; the square footage for these ranges from 1,336 to 1,791 within the price range $169,900 to $219,900. They also offer three models of duplex homes, ranging in square footage between 1,367 and 2,069 and in price between $164,900 and $229,900.
Nowadays, in its current state, Kenedy relies on temporary housing options (RV parks, “man camps,” and just a few hotels in surrounding areas) for its residents – most of them employees and visitors connected with the oil and gas industries. The partnership set as a goal the construction of a more permanent housing option for them.
“It is a privilege to partner with Cantex Development on this innovative milestone for the city of Kenedy,” stated Eric Schulze, senior project engineer of Southwest Engineers. “As a family owned and operated business, we focus on projects centered on sustainable community growth. We’ve been working in and around Kenedy for more than 30 years and are very excited to help bring this new community to life.”
Photo courtesy of Cantex Development.