Country dancing inspires massive Oxland Group project

Two Step Farm will have music venues and a working goat farm

Oxland Group’s Two Step Farm Community to Have Goats, Live Music
Oxland Group's Tom Woliver and Montgomery, TX (, Oxland Group)

Oxland Group is boot-scooting into its plans for a massive development in a suburb of Houston.

The McKinney-based developer recently acquired 1,860 acres in Montgomery, where it plans a Texas-themed master-planned community. 

The project, known as Two Step Farm, will be between Interstate 45 and the recently constructed Aggie Expressway, 20 miles north of Downtown Houston. Two Step Boulevard, a 1.5-mile roadway connecting the development to Fish Creek Thoroughfare, will be created as part of the development. 

Phase one of the development is a central hub called the Homestead, expected to be outfitted with music venues, a goat farm and nature-focused attractions. Future phases include a grand hall, an amphitheater, a splash pad on the town green and retail spaces. Oxland is also ironing out details for a potential golf course. 

The development is bordered by the Cooks Branch Conservancy, and Oxland’s plans emphasize preservation, with a focus on protecting existing trees and restoring forested areas. The goat farm is part of that plan. The fully functional farm will house a herd of goats tasked with clearing invasive species, contributing to the restoration of Montgomery’s native ecosystem.

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The firm is inspired by the Woodlands in seamlessly preserving its natural habitat into the structure of its master-planned community, Oxland co-president Tom Woliver said.

After that, music will be the paramount theme of the development, Oxland co-president Tom Woliver said. Dance halls, educational music programs and live music venues centered around Texas musical traditions will be some of the key draws for the community. 

“It is a little early on in programming and design to say exactly what the music scene will be, but we will have music facilities for a variety of scale,” he said. “The type of music will be anchored in the Texana ethos of local, Texas-based music.”

Construction is scheduled to start next year, with the first model homes projected to open in early 2025. 

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