Long Cove breaks ground on 5-acre, 26-lakefront homesite expansion; completion expected by summer
by David Webb
David Webb is a veteran journalist who has written for the mainstream and alternative media for three decades. He is now a freelancer who lives in the Cedar Creek Lake area. He is the editor of cedarcreeklake.com. E-mail story ideas to email@example.com.
Long Cove, a private residential community on the southeast side of Cedar Creek Lake, recently began a $1 million project on a half-mile shoreline expansion.
The project, which will be completed by this summer, will move 250,000 cubic feet of earth to complete the new cove. It is the first such project in the area using Aqua Dam technology to pump water out of the digging site prior to construction, rather than the traditional technology of dredging.
In addition to adding new home sites, the new nine-foot deep cove will add 13-million new gallons of water storage capacity to the reservoir, which is managed by the Tarrant Regional Water District.
The new cove will be 300-foot wide, providing attractive, open-water lake views even during low-water periods. The new home sites will be outfitted with floating docks to prevent views being obstructed.
A previous sell-out of its existing development prompted the expansion a year earlier than previously anticipated, said Christopher Kelsey, president of Long Cove.
"Long Cove is committed to creating a special place for North Texas families to reconnect with one another," Kelsey said. "Expanding the lake contributes to a beautiful sanctuary that Long Cove and Cedar Creek Lake residents will enjoy for generations."
Two additional coves are planned for construction in the near future, Kelsey added.
The project's engineer is Dallas-based Sanchez Engineers, the general contractor is KART and Team Phillips, a Dallas-based project management firm, is overseeing the project.
Long Cove sits on 1,000 acres of land along six miles of shoreline. The land is pristine and previously undeveloped.
The community will offer home sites for cottages, lakefront homes, and family compounds. Amenities will include boat valet and concierge, lakefront swim club, fishing and canoeing pond, hiking and biking trails, outdoor gathering spots with fire pits, tennis courts, a fitness center, amphitheater and more.
Pictured below are Ryan Bell of KART Construction, Chris Kelsey,president of Long Cove, Josh Ellis, sales director of Long Cove and Nancy Phillips of Team Phillips.
For information visit www.long-cove.com or www.facebook.com/LongCoveTexas.
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