Katy, TX News (February 18, 2015) – With the opening of on-site builder sales offices in Cane Island just weeks away, work crews and a team of field biologists have started the build-out of the community’s catch-and-release fishing lakes, fountains and geysers as the first phase of development as the Katy master-planned community continues.
Lake Management Services, L.P. of Sugar Land has been engaged to maintain the seven lakes within Cane Island’s first phase and the three others planned for the community’s second phase. Each stocked lake will include an elegant fountain or impressive geyser system to circulate and aerate water while creating attractive water features throughout the community.
“Our goal is to design Cane Island’s lake system to ensure water quality, a balanced aquatic ecosystem and a maximum number of homes with fountain views,” according to Mac McCune, president of Lake Management Services.
Cane Island’s signature water feature at the community’s entry will feature seven boomer jets spraying water approximately 28-30 feet high to create an inspiring display along the community’s point of arrival.
The waterways also serve as detention ponds to capture run off rainwater, McCune adds.
“When you consider the size of the community, ten lakes is a very impressive figure,” he says.
Lake Management Services was the first urban lake management firm in Texas, managing urban lakes and ponds since 1978. It was the first lake management firm in Texas to equip its field personnel with real-time, wireless-broadband communications to allow for the most accurate testing and on-site data collection.
The build-out of Cane Island’s waterways is part of the Katy master-planned community’s first phase to including the opening of 13 model homes and Amenity Village housing a Conservatory for events, fully-equipped fitness center, yoga studio and multi-purpose room with commercial kitchen.
On-site builder sales offices are expected to open in March where Cane Island’s home builders will present buyers with plans and pricing.
Cane Island will offer new homes from the $200’s to the millions from Coventry Homes, David Weekley Homes, Perry Homes, Ryland Homes, Shea Homes, Toll Brothers and Trendmaker Homes.
Named after the 1872 settlement which later became Katy, the Cane Island master-planned community will be accessible from Interstate 10 at the new Cane Island Parkway interchange, scheduled to open in 2015. The four-lane, north-south boulevard, less than four miles west of the Grand Parkway, will serve as the entry to Cane Island and the major thoroughfare through the community to Morton Road.
Families in Cane Island will attend schools in the highly acclaimed Katy Independent School District. Plus, the community is minutes away from the Energy Corridor, Katy Mills, the La Centerra Shopping Center and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital.