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Fast-Growing Celina Stepping Up The Pace With Massive New Master-Planned Development

The rapidly expanding community of Celina will see its growth supercharged with a new 3,200-acre mixed-use master-planned development set to boost the city’s population by more than a third in one swoop.

Downtown Celina

Centurion American Development Group Tuesday announced plans for Legacy Hills, its largest-ever master-planned community, bringing more than 11,000 new residences, 100 acres of commercial development, land for new parks, schools and emergency services, and an array of amenities to the city of about 30,000.

Legacy Hills, which is slated to kick off construction late this year, is situated near the intersection of Legacy Drive and Celina Parkway in North Collin County and will offer direct access to the Dallas North Tollway extension, now under construction. The development will include 7,000 single-family homes, 4,100 multifamily units, a 27-acre sports park, two 12-acre parcels for future Celina Independent School District schools, and two 7-acre tracts for police and fire stations.

The community will also feature seven amenity centers, each with a community swimming pool and playscape area, a network of walking trails, and a championship golf course with clubhouse, driving range, putting green and short game.

A map shows the scale and location of the Legacy Hills project, which will benefit from the extension of the Dallas North Tollway.

Celina has been recognized among the fastest-growing cities in North Texas. Its population has nearly tripled since 2010, and its sales tax growth leaped 45.94% from December 2019 to December 2020, according to data from the Celina Economic Development Corp. The game-changer, Bisnow reported in April, is the coming expansion of the Dallas North Tollway.

“Rarely does an opportunity to acquire a several-thousand-acre master-planned mixed-use development with over 4 miles of frontage along the Dallas North Tollway and only 20 minutes away from Legacy Business Park present itself,” said REX Real Estate’s Rex Glendenning, who brokered Centurion American’s acquisition.