Country dancing inspires massive Oxland Group project
Two Step Farm will have music venues and a working goat farm
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.
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.