3RNV Holdings, LLC, has broken ground on a Children’s Lighthouse Learning Center in Viridian, the first in the Arlington master-planned community.
The facility, on a 2.16-acre site at 4000 Cascade Sky Drive, started construction in December and is expected to open by August, said Varun Sharma, owner of 3RNV Holdings. Danny Quinlan with Dan Quinlan and Co. represented Sharma in the land purchase and Jennifer Johnson with Johnson Development represented Viridian.
Children’s Lighthouse Viridian will be able to accommodate more than 200 children ranging in age from infants to school-age. The 11,000+-square-foot building will anchor outdoor spaces and large play areas. Because of the size of the property, Sharma said he may install a soccer field or basketball court.
“Usually only 1.5 acres is required, so with our excess land, we will be able to offer our parents more,” he said.
The building’s architecture will complement the Viridian streetscape, Sharma said.
“It will be very unique and appealing from an architectural perspective.”
Robert Garza with RPGA Design Group is the architect.
Sharma said he chose Viridian because he was looking for a community partner rooted in family values.
“Our desire is to contribute to the community in a meaningful way,” he said. “We wanted a community that values family and education and whose residents will appreciate the type of high quality education and service we will offer.”
Staff at Children’s Lighthouse follow the Lighthouse C.A.R.E.S.℠ curriculum, an age-appropriate, comprehensive learning approach that incorporates character values such as integrity, fairness and honesty.
Robert Kembel, general manager of Viridian, says having an on-site preschool will be a welcome convenience for residents.
“With Viridian Elementary already in the community and soon Children’s Lighthouse, parents of young children will have first-rate educational opportunities available right at their front door,” he said. “It’s an important milestone for Viridian.”
Ranked among the nation’s top-selling master-planned communities, Viridian has seen fast growth during the past two years. Builders sold 357 homes in Viridian during 2018, a nearly 25 percent increase over the record-breaking 2017. Robert Charles Lesser & Co. (RCLCO) recently ranked Viridian No. 37 on its list of the nation’s 50 best-selling communities in 2018. John Burns Real Estate Consulting lists Viridian tied for No. 42 on its annual list.
Viridian is a Johnson Development Corp. community. Learn more at www.viridiandfw.com.
Viridian, a project of Johnson Development Corp., is a 2,000-acre master-planned community in Arlington, approximately 20 minutes from downtown Dallas and from downtown Fort Worth. An Audubon International “Certified Gold Sanctuary,” Viridian comprises lakes, waterways, gardens, trails and planned amenities. Also planned is a retail component that will bring shopping, dining and entertainment to the area. Viridian’s master plan ensures parks and open areas are within 700 feet of homes and that 50 percent of the community will remain wetlands, lakes and open space.
About Johnson Development Corp.
Johnson Development Corp. is a Houston-based, award-winning residential and commercial land development company. Celebrating more than 40 years of development, the company has set the standard for successful master-planned communities in Houston, Atlanta, Dallas / Fort Worth and other markets around the country. Johnson Development’s impressive collection includes the Houston-area communities of Riverstone, Sienna Plantation, Cross Creek Ranch, Woodforest, Fall Creek, Tuscan Lakes, Edgewater, Jordan Ranch, Harmony, Willow Creek Farms, Silverlake, Imperial, Grand Central Park, Veranda and Harvest Green as well as Atlanta’s Lake Arrowhead and DFW’s Viridian and Trinity Falls. Johnson Development Corp. also provides outsourced development services for property owners, homebuilders and other parties on a fee basis to help realize the potential of their land positions. For more information on Johnson Development, visit www.johnsondevelopment.com.
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