Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Sale of Brinkmann Ranch tract will bring hundreds of new homes to Frisco


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The sale of a key Frisco property will bring a new neighborhood with hundreds of homes.
Plano-based homebuilder John Landon said Monday that he has bought part of the 3,500-acre Brinkmann Ranch – one of the largest undeveloped properties in Frisco.
Landon bought about 200 acres on the east side of the ranch on Coit Road.
His Landon Homes plans to begin construction soon on the new neighborhood.
“Yes we bought the land and plan on opening it in 2016,” Landon said.  “We believe it will be a great project for us.”
Landon also has an option to buy more property at Brinkmann Ranch.
The sprawling property located between Preston and Coit roads has for years been one of the most sought after development sites in Collin County.
Owner Baxter Brinkmann has been working with the City of Frisco to plan the property for multiple uses.
Landon Homes is an independent builder that sells houses in a half dozen locations in Frisco, Plano, McKinney and Little Elm. The company’s houses are priced at more than $300,000.
One of its largest and most successful projects is the more than 500-acre Richwoods community located on Independence Parkway north of State Highway 121 in Frisco.
Landon said he’s still working on plans for the new Brinkmann Ranch project.
“We have not finalized the number of lots,” he said.
The ranch and Preston and Main Street in Frisco was originally an estate built for Dallas businessman Cloyce Box. The property was used in filming early shows of the Dallastelevision series.
The big colonial-style home on the farm burned down in 1987. 

And the land was sold to Brinkmann after Box’s death in 1993.

Steve Brown, The Dallas Morning News