“Sienna Plantation is a first class master-planned community, with careful thought and substantial resources invested in each facet of everyday life,” said Michael Smith, Sienna’s general manager. “Sienna is a sound investment not only for our buyers, but also for the surrounding community, in terms of both property values and services.”
A project of The Johnson Development Corp., Sienna Plantation has had a significant impact on the local Fort Bend economy, creating more than $1.7 billion in taxable value. In addition to thousands of residences, the 7,000-acre community also is, to date, home to several hundred thousand square feet of retail, five public schools, a Houston Community College campus, a public library, three day care facilities, two churches and the 18-hole Sienna Plantation Golf Club.
Texas Parks and Wildlife has invested $1.2 million in grants for park and trail system improvements in Sienna, matching community grants. Sienna also has invested an additional $3.4 million in the community for education, technology and health and wellness projects, as well as community events and homeowners’ association reserves.
This is Sienna’s third consecutive year to earn a spot on the RCLCO list. Located just minutes from the Fort Bend Parkway in Fort Bend County, Sienna offers homes from the $160,000s to the millions. The community offers extensive acreage dedicated to park lands, recreation areas, lakes, greenbelts and nature reserves. Sienna Plantation Golf Course, the 12-acre Club Sienna recreation complex, Brushy Lakes Fitness Center and the 160-acre Camp Sienna sports park are just some of the community’s amenities. The community’s third water park, The Resort at Sienna Springs, opens in May. Plus, builders are opening eight new model homes in the community April 24.
Sienna is one of several Houston-area projects of The Johnson Development Corp., which also include Riverstone, Imperial Sugar, Fall Creek, Tuscan Lakes, Edgewater and Woodforest. During the past 10 years, The Johnson Development Corp. has created $4.9 billion in taxable value within the Houston market and has facilitated construction of 1.25 million square feet of commercial/retail space and 2 million square feet of public facilities. Community service foundations in Johnson Development communities have provided more than $5.7 million in financial grants to directly enhance the developments. Plus, 17 of the top 20 homebuilding companies, as ranked by the number of new-home starts in 2009, offer homes in Johnson Development communities. These efforts have resulted in strong industry support, particularly from Realtors, who assist in more than 80 percent of all homes sold in Johnson communities.
RCLCO is an independent real estate advisory firm that provides market and financial analysis as well as strategic planning services, RCLCO has been releasing its top-selling master-planned community rankings since 1994. For more information on RCLCO, visit www.rclco.com.
Sienna Plantation is a comprehensive 7,000-acre master-planned community with a mix of land uses including residential, retail, commercial, civic, recreational, religious, educational and medical, and a variety of housing choices including single-family and multi-family. Homes by the nation’s leading builders are priced from the $160,000s to the millions and can be found in distinctive neighborhoods with a wide choice of housing styles. The community, a development of Sienna/Johnson Development, L.P., offers more than 2,000 acres dedicated to park lands, golf courses, recreation areas, lakes, greenbelts and nature reserves. For more information, visit www.siennaplantation.com.
About The Johnson Development Corp.The Johnson Development Corp. is an award-winning residential and commercial land development company involved in premier projects including master-planned communities such as Sienna Plantation, Riverstone, Imperial Sugar, Fall Creek, Woodforest, Tuscan Lakes, Edgewater and Silverlake in Houston, Texas, and Towne Lake, BridgeMill and Lake Arrowhead in Atlanta, Georgia. Established in 1975, known for innovative master planning and today one of the largest and most successful land developers in both Houston and Atlanta, The Johnson Development Corp. has cultivated a strong reputation for vibrant, responsible development, with impeccably designed communities. For more information, visit www.johnsondevelopment.com.