A new community of pre-fab homes is headed to northern Collin County. Megatel Group plans to construct 700 prefabricated homes in Weston.
The Dallas-based builder is using the location to help launch Golden Gate Communities, its manufactured home park product line. As for the new homes in Weston, they’ll range from around 550 square feet of living space to 2,400 square feet of space.
The community, itself, will feature a resort-style swimming pool, a fitness center and a café. Residents will be able to enjoy such outdoor recreation as volleyball, bocce ball and pickleball.
The property will also have a playground and some acreage dedicated to things like a farmers’ market. The developer sees it as a way to provide affordable and modern housing to those with lower income levels.
Right now, home building materials and labor costs are skyrocketing. Home prices in the Dallas-Fort Worth area have increased more than 23-percent over the last year, making it one of the largest increases in the entire nation.
As for Megatel Group, it has two more pre-fab developments underway near Celina and Prosper. It plans to expand across Texas and over the next five years, Megatel hopes to develop 10,000 pre-fab homes across the nation.