Country Club To Become Community For Adults With Special Needs
DALLAS — A former Garland golf course was purchased for a new residential community geared toward adults with cognitive disabilities.
Plano-based My Possibilities acquired the 178-acre Eastern Hills Country Club at 3000 S. Country Club Road. Cognitive disabilities include everything from autism and Down Syndrome to traumatic brain injuries and dementia.
The low-density development incorporates large sections of green space.
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And there will be a large section of standard houses open for sale to the community.
“My Possibilities has created a revolutionary approach to overall community-building, and to caring for underserved individuals and families who have historically lacked quality and safe places to live,” Marty Neilon with CBRE Land Services Group, said in a statement. “The local community has been supportive and forward-thinking, and this area of Garland will now see some of the first new homes delivered in decades.”
Eastern Hills Country Club closed in 2014 and was sold out of bankruptcy to a local investor. My Possibilities bought the site in a deal brokered by CBRE’s Neilon and Seth Kelly. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
The development plan is to create a neighborhood of 300 homes — a third of which would go to My Possibilities’ clients who have special housing needs. My Possibilities will own about 100 of the new homes.
The 10-year-old nonprofit group already operates a facility located near Bush Turnpike and Coit Road in Plano.
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