ROUGH HOLLOW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL RIBBON CUTTING, OCTOBER 26, 2020
District officials, local dignitaries and other special guests celebrated the official completion and opening of Rough Hollow Elementary School at a brief ribbon cutting ceremony held Sunday, Oct. 25. Special guests included RHE principal Angela Frankhouser, current LTISD Superintendent Paul Norton, retired LTISD Superintendent Dr. Brad Lancaster, City of Bee Cave Mayor Kara King, Texas Senator Dawn Buckingham, and representatives from Pfluger Architects, Bartlett Cocke General Contractors, the Lake Travis Education Foundation and the Rough Hollow Elementary PTO respectively. The project is part of the District's $253 million bond approved by voters in 2017. Out of an abundance of caution, attendance at the ceremony was limited. However, highlights from the event will be made available soon. School officials hope to schedule an open house for parents and the Rough Hollow community in the very near future.
LEGEND COMMUNITIES DONATES LAND TO LAKE TRAVIS ISD FOR NEW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, APRIL 16TH, 2019
Lake Travis ISD Breaks Ground On Seventh Elementary School In Rough Hollow. Lake Travis ISD celebrated the start of construction on its seventh elementary school in the master-planned community, Rough Hollow at 4219 Bee Creek Rd., Lakeway, TX. The groundbreaking ceremony was held on April 16, 2019 at the 12-acre school site. The project land, valued at $1.1 million, was donated by Rough Hollow developer, Legend Communities.
“We are honored to be part of this exciting project and to have donated land within the Rough Hollow community to Lake Travis ISD (LTISD) for the development of their seventh elementary school,” said Haythem Dawlett, founder and principal of Legend Communities.
Set within a 1,800-acre neighborhood in the sprawling community of Rough Hollow, the elementary school site features sweeping views of the Texas Hill Country and is easily accessible via Hwy 71. Bartlett Cocke General Contractors is constructing the $29.3 million LTISD Elementary School No.7 that is slated for completion in the Fall of 2020. The elementary school is being developed to meet the high population growth in the Western part of the school district.
“This location was strategically selected because of its accessibility to the members of the Rough Hollow community, Lake Travis and Spicewood residents,” stated Dawlett. “We are very excited to break ground on this outstanding school within Rough Hollow and further our partnership with the LTISD.”
The groundbreaking ceremony included the presentation of colors from local Boy Scout Troop 786, the National Anthem performed by the Lake Travis High School Choir and remarks from notable members of the community such as City of Lakeway Mayor, Sandy Cox; Dr. Brad Lancaster, LTISD Superintendent; Holly Morris-Kuntz, LTISD Deputy Superintendent and Jeremy Self, 2017 LTISD Bond Committee Chair.
The 103,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility is designed by Pflueger Architects and mimics LTISD West Cypress Hills Elementary School that was completed in 2014. The school will accommodate 850 students and boasts common areas that foster group learning and collaboration.
DISCOVER THE ROUGH LIFE IN LAKE TRAVIS, APRIL 6TH, 2019
On April 6th, despite rain and forecasted bad weather, Rough Hollow Lakeway held their annual A Day in the Life. A day where homeowners, househunters, and the community get to come together to explore the neighborhood. Model Homes are opened throughout each of the neighborhoods where each house features a different treat for one to enjoy be it food, drink, or dessert. At the Welcome Center food, drinks, music, games, and entertainment is set up for all ages. And if you collected enough stamps on your map by visiting enough model homes you were able to receive an entry into the VIP After Party. No date has been set for next year's A Day in the Life but anyone looking to purchase a home can stop by the Highland Village Welcome Center anytime to be given a tour of the neighborhoods and models.
For more information about Rough Hollow's A Day in the Life and about the neighborhood visit this article.
COVE HARBOR MARINA & DRYSTACK REOPENS, AUGUST 24TH, 2018
Cove Harbor Marina & Drystack During August of 2017, the city of Rockport took a direct hit during the path of Hurricane Harvey leaving nothing but destruction in it’s wake. Now 364 days later, Cove Harbor Marina and Drystack re-opens and intends on being fully operational within the next two months.
Rolando Rodriguez of KRIS 6 news got to speak with owner Haythem Dawlett before the ribbon cutting to learn how Cove Harbor Marina & Drystack’s recovery process has been. “It was week by week, day by day. There were periods of time where we didn’t think this ever was going to happen.” Haythem said. “The support of the Aransas Nav District and the City of Rockport really helped us to march on.” Haythem continued.
Cove Harbor Marina and Drystack will now be able to house 488 boats. Rockport can also look forward to the development of a new event’s center and the possibility of an airstream hotel in the future.
SEN. CRUZ RECEIVES BRIEFINGS, SURVEYS PROGRESS IN SOUTH TEXAS’ RECOVERYS, JULY 21, 2018
Cove Harbor Marina & Drystack Sen. Ted Cruz holds roundtable discussions with local officials on continuing support for recovery efforts in Rockport and Victoria.
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today traveled to Rockport and Victoria to receive briefings from local officials and community leaders on recovery efforts since his last visit to the region.
Still photos and video of Sen. Cruz’s events may be viewed here.
In Rockport, Sen. Cruz participated in a roundtable discussion with Mayor Pat Rios, County Judge Burt Mills, and other local officials. There, Sen. Cruz outlined his continued work to support their recovery efforts. Later, he toured Cove Harbor Marina and Drystack, which took a direct hit from the storm.
“The whole state of Texas took a hard hit,” Sen. Cruz said during the roundtable. “But the men and women represented around this table – y’all got it front and center. There was enormous pain, enormous damage, enormous loss of property, loss of homes, loss of livelihood. But I also know that the men and women around this room, y’all have been working around the clock to rebuild. […] As horrific as the storm was, I have to tell you, I’ve never been prouder to be a Texan than in the days and weeks after the storm.”
In Victoria, Sen. Cruz received a briefing from Mayor Paul Polasek, County Judge Ben Zeller and other local officials from the surrounding areas.
“My office has been very intentional in our efforts to facilitate and expedite the recovery process,” Sen. Cruz said. “To try to be in direct touch with the county judges, with the mayors, to listen to the problems y’all are having on the ground as we rebuild. One of the problems with the bureaucracy of any big government agency is it tends to be slow, and often unable to hear what’s happening on the ground. One role that I’ve tried to play is be a conduit – is hear the concerns y’all are raising, and make sure your voices are heard in Washington, that the relevant federal officials are listening, are hearing, and are acting.”
Following Hurricane Harvey’s unprecedented devastation, Sen. Cruz visited storm victims, volunteers, and first responders, received briefings from local officials, and surveyed storm damage all along the Texas Gulf Coast. Sen. Cruz previously met with emergency management personnel at the Aransas County Emergency Operations Center in September, and received a briefing from the Aransas County Commissioners Court in October during his visits to Rockport last year. Additionally, during his visits to Victoria, Sen. Cruz received a briefing from officials at the Victoria County Emergency Operations Center, and participated in a press conference with Gov. Greg Abbott and Chancellor John Sharp and other local officials, regarding the Governor's Commission to Rebuild Texas. In the Senate, Sen. Cruz secured significant tax relief for storm-impacted Texans, in addition to helping pass multiple waves of federal funding.
TUSCAN VILLAGE LAKEWAY TAKES FOUR PRESTIGOUS 2018 NAHB AWARDS, January 25, 2018
Tuscan Village Lakeway, Legend Communities’ Tuscan Village Lakeway 55+ Community Recognized Nationally for Its Exceptional Homes, Landscaping and Lifestyle Director
Austin, Texas, Jan. 25, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB) honored Austin-based Legend Communities with awards in four categories for excellence at Tuscan Village Lakeway, Legend’s highly successful 55+ community northwest of Austin. Tuscan Village took the 2018 gold in the “Best 55+ Landscape” category and the silver in three other categories – “Best 55+ For-Sale Community Over 200 Homes,” “Best 55+ Attached Home” and “Best 55+ Lifestyle Director.”
“We are extremely gratified and honored to receive these NAHB awards,” said Haythem Dawlett, founder and principal of Legend Communities. “Our goal in every aspect of designing and planning Tuscan Village Lakeway was to provide an active living community for people 55 and better in an astonishingly beautiful, natural setting, enabling our homeowners to enjoy the hassle-free, active, socially rich lifestyle they’ve earned and deserve.”
The NAHB Best 55+ Housing Awards are the industry's only national awards program honoring excellence in building design, marketing and lifestyles in housing for the mature adult. The industry and the media view the awards as a showcase for quality homes, innovation and emerging trends that appeal to the 55 and better demographic.
As its name implies, Tuscan Village’s landscaping was inspired by the warmth of Tuscany, mingled with the rugged charm of the Texas Hill Country. The landscape plan incorporates a trail network, picnic tables, benches, water features in a central park setting with pickle ball and bocce ball courts, pool facilities and golf course access.Tuscan Village Lakeway is a resort-style community for active adults 55+, offering a variety of home styles and sizes. The community is a sprawling 42 acres comprised of 260 homes with a total of 104 villas, 64 townhomes and 96 condos. Coming off of a 2016 banner year, Tuscan Village Lakeway sold all remaining villas and townhomes and 32 condominiums in 2017 completing the closeout of the first of three buildings. The community enjoyed a 2017 grand sales total of $20,409,000.
Legend Communities second community for adults age 55 and better, Tuscan Village Horseshoe Bay, recently broke ground in December 2017. This location will offer homebuyers a number of options from townhomes, to single-family villas and golf estates all within close proximity to the world-renowned Horseshoe Bay Resort and Horseshoe Bay exclusive members-only golf course Summit Rock.
For more information on either property, visit http://www.tuscanvillage.com/ or contact the Tuscan Village Sales Center at (512) 327-1200.
LEGEND COMMUNITIES, April 17, 2016
ROUGH HOLLOW LAKEWAY DONATES 12 ACRES TO LAKE TRAVIS INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT, November 13, 2014
Rough Hollow Lakeway, donated 12 acres to Lake Travis Independent School District (LTISD) for a future elementary school site. The estimated value of the land is approximately $1.1 million.
"It seems fitting to donate this land to something so near and dear to my heart," said Haythem Dawlett, general partner of the lakefront and award-winning Rough Hollow Lakeway. "I am happy to be able to contribute to the growth of our community and help accommodate additional elementary students."
The unanimous approval of the donation occurred at a regularly scheduled LTISD school board meeting on Oct. 21. A deed signing ceremony was held on Oct. 30 at the future campus site to commemorate the agreement. Attendees included LTISD, City of Lakeway and Rough Hollow Lakeway officials.
"This is a great day for LTISD," said Dr. Brad Lancaster, Lake Travis ISD Superintendent of Schools. "Haythem has a long history of philanthropic contributions which have directly impacted our students, our teachers and our schools. However, none is likely greater than this donation."
Contingent upon student growth and the successful passage of a future bond referendum, district officials project construction of an elementary campus in Rough Hollow may begin as early as 2018.
"I wish to thank Mr. Dawlett for his generosity to the City of Lakeway and the Lake Travis Independent School District," said Lakeway Mayor David DeOme. "Mr. Dawlett is an outstanding example of how a civic-minded citizen can make a very positive impact on the quality of life in a community."
Rough Hollow has recently announced plans for a proposed limited collection of courtyard homes well situated within a gated, amenity-rich neighborhood that sits adjacent to our Yacht Club, Marina, Fitness Center, Event Pavilion, and Grille. This offering is an excellent choice for many as it provides the following:
- A better residential value (ie. cost per square foot) as compared to single-family homes in the same neighborhood and those found in other waterfront communities
- Ample, private living space with very little maintenance
- The added security, convenience and companionship of neighbors in close proximity
- Lock & leave security, which is especially appealing to second home owners and frequent travelers
- Smartly designed floor plans with ground-level master suites
- Home features including:
- Barrel tile roofs & low-maintenance masonry exteriors with a variety of native stone choices
- 16 SEER energy-efficient heating and cooling systems
- R38 roof and R15 wall insulation and double common wall sound attenuation
- Raised-panel cabinets, granite countertops, and designer tile floors
- Moen faucets. Kohler baths. KitchenAid stainless appliances, and Ouorum lighting
- Spacious floor plans ranging from approximately 2,200 to 2,600 square feet
LC Luxury Homes, a division of Legend Communities, is Lakeridge's New Home Construction Manager. The Team includes decades of collective home building and purchasing experience in award-wining, master-planned communities across Texas, Colorado, Utah and California. Vision, integrity and dedication to quality have earned LC Luxury Homes much deserved recognition and generations of happy homeowners. Every collection of plans deserves hand-selected options unique to specially designed, resort-style neighborhoods; this is LC.
ROUGH HOLLOW LAKEWAY CELEBRATES LUPINE LANE GRADUATION AND GROUNDBREAKING, June 6, 2013
Rough Hollow Lakeway, an 1,800 acre master-plan community that feels like a neighborhood located 25 minutes from downtown Austin, joined Lupine Lane, a preschool and creative enrichment center, in celebrating the preschool graduation and groundbreaking for the school’s new Rough Hollow location on Friday, May 31.
This new location was made possible by Haythem Dawlett, a developer for Rough Hollow with an established philanthropic background in the Lake Travis area. Dawlett’s vision, combined with Lupine Lane’s owner Lauren Boyle’s dream to help children explore the creative world, resulted in a new school location in the heart of Rough Hollow. The new building will more than triple Lupine Lane’s current size and expand the school’s scope.
“After nearly 5 years in the making, Lupine Lane broke ground on a 7,200 square foot school and creative enrichment center in Rough Hollow,” said Lauren Boyle, owner of Lupine Lane. “The events and celebration were an absolute dream come true, and we are elated and cannot wait to fill the beautiful new building with learning, creativity and lots of fun!”
Over 200 community members joined Rough Hollow and Lupine Lane to celebrate the graduation of the first preschool class and break ground on the school’s new location. The graduation was part ceremony, part fun with activities and refreshments at Rough Hollow’s recently-opened Highland Village pavilion, along with playtime in the splash pads at this new water-themed amenity.
The Lupine Lane groundbreaking at the new Rough Hollow site included both adults and children relocating fruit trees planted and nurtured at the Lupine Lane Cottage during the 2012-2013 school year.
ROUGH HOLLOW LAKEWAY CELEBRATES HIGHLAND VILLAGE COMMUNITY CENTER GRAND OPENING, May 2, 2013
Rough Hollow Lakeway, an 1,800 acre master-plan community that feels like a neighborhood located 25 minutes from downtown Austin, recently celebrated the grand opening of the newest first-class amenity for residents, the Highland Village Community Center and water-themed amenity.
“We’re very excited about Highland Village. We’ve been waiting for it to open since before we moved in,” said Rough Hollow resident of one year Ed Balon. “We’re looking forward to having fun with our son this summer with such a nice place to splash around. Living at Rough Hollow feels like we’re on vacation all the time.”
The new Highland Village water-themed amenity includes a children’s zero depth entry pool, toddler splash pads and water fountains, a lazy river and an adult pool with a swim-up bar and grotto. Highland Village also includes an amphitheater and a pavilion with a full catering kitchen available for private events, as well as community events like fitness classes and summer camps.
“We’re excited to welcome our residents to the new Highland Village Community Center, the latest world-class amenity for those living the Rough life!” said Judd Brook, sales and marketing team leader at Rough Hollow Lakeway. “We’ve been looking forward to bringing Highland Village to fruition since the project began, and we’re happy to share this new space with our Rough Hollow community.”
Highland Village was designed by the award-winning, Texas-based INsite Architecture Inc.