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Goodnight development starts home construction in Southeast Austin

Residential contractors announced, break ground on first phase

A mixed-use development of 700 acres of Southeast Austin, called Goodnight after the family that has owned the former ranchland it’s on, has broken ground on its first phase of residential construction. Developers also released the names of the home builders it has chosen so far.

Envisioned as a neighborhood of "dense streets, neighborhood parks, and well-proportioned homes," according to the developer, Goodnight hopes to "embody a New Urbanist approach to residential development while incorporating the design and functionality of classic Austin neighborhoods." Goodnight will extend along Slaughter Lane on the east side of I-35 next to Onion Creek Metropolitan Park.

The first phase of residences will be built by AVI Homes, Centerra Homes, and M/I Homes. Austin Goodnight Ranch, composed of members of the aforementioned family, who have owned the land since the 1960s, and Benchmark Development, will oversee the build-out. According to a company statement, these are the specifics of the first phase:

• 58 single-family homes from Centerra Homes ranging from 1,500 to 2,200 square feet on 37-foot lots. Homes starting from the $240,000s.

• 46 single-family homes from M/I Homes ranging from 1,700 to 2,700 square feet on 45-foot lots. Homes starting from the $260,000s.

• 9 duplexes (18 units) from AVI Homes on 55-foot lots. Units starting from the $220,000s.

• Additionally, AVI Homes will build an approximately 90-unit townhome complex. Project construction will begin in 2017 on affordably priced two and three bedroom units designed for first time or move-up home buyers. • 35-acres of community trails and expansive green space, designed and developed by TBG Partners.