Van Alstyne expected to get more than 700 homes by 2019

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VAN ALSTYNE, Tex. (KXII) -- Van Alstyne has already seen lots of growth, but over the next two years, they're about to see even more.

In 2010 Van Alstyne's population was just over 3,000 people, according to the U.S. Census.

But by the end of 2018, city officials say they expect to reach 4,000.

"It's exciting."

Steve White, Director of Public Works, attributes most of the growth to two things.

"The growth you're seeing now is spurred by the new elementary school coming in and some of it is being spurred by the new infrastructure."

With all that growth comes a demand for homes.
And Van Alstyne is planning to have plenty of them.

"This year we're looking for close to 400 homes with a little carrying into next year," said Lee Thomas, city spokesperson and council member.

Some people have already expressed interest, like Rebecca Rodriguez who is currently renting a home near two of the new subdivisions coming soon.

"We're actually looking to buy one of the new homes that is being built."

Sanford Park, near the high school, and Chapel Creek, on the north end of Van Alstyne, are two new developments currently under construction.
They're expected to bring in 170 new homes by the end of 2018.

But there are 4 other developments, planning to bring in 600 homes by 2019, currently under review by planning and zoning.

"We have quite a few subdivisions coming up north of town but our really big subdivision will be west of town near Gunter," Thomas said.

As of right now, Georgetown Village, on the south end of town, is the only existing development.

They've already added 150 new homes within the past couple years.

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