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Jun 12, 2013
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600-Acre Masterplanned Golf Course Community
Riverchase is a 600-acre tract in Coppell successfully rezoned by Terra as a master-planned residential golf course community which also includes an office center and retail convenience sites. Located four miles east of DFW International Airport, the property is convenient to Interstate Highways 635 and 35, and is bisected by MacArthur Boulevard, a major north-south thoroughfare. The property is just north of Cowboy Center, home of the Dallas Cowboys and Dallas Stars in the Valley Ranch development
The major negative influenced affecting the Riverchase land was the need to reclaim approximately 380 acres fro the Trinity River floodway and floodplain, a task requiring more than 3 million cubic yards of fill material, enough material to cover a football field and stand over 100 stories high. Terra solved this problem by the formation of a flood control district created by the Texas legislature, one of the many governmental bodies involved in the review and approval of the Riverchase reclamation plan.
Terra addressed difficult environmental factors, such as the clearing of congestion and debris from the Trinity River basin, drainage and grading of an abandoned gravel. Pit and removal and proper disposal of large amounts of illegally dumped trash. Also, as part of the master-planned concept, Terra converted the mile-long 380 foot wide power transmission line easement throughout the property into a community greenbelt and recreation area with landscaped jogging/bicycle trails and exercise stations.
To encourage community support and to further increase the value of the property, Terra built a championship golf course, designed by the renowned George Fazio, which extends throughout Riverchase. It is the only golf course in Coppell and provides a special marketing incentive and life-style attraction for the residents of Riverchase.