Cinnamon Shore, "New Urbanist" Vacation Community, Grows in Texas
A "new urbanist" development has taken root in Texas. Cinnamon Shore, a vacation home community on Mustang Island, is growing despite the credit crunch, "We have 23 homes either complete or at various stages of construction and 10 homes that will be breaking ground in the next 60-90 days," a spokeswoman said. "Our phase 1 amenities that are complete consist of our golf-cart-accessible dune crossover (beach access), Fishing Pavilion and Boardwalk on Lake Colby." Phase 1 of the community consists of consists of 82 homesites, of which 41 are sold, and an additional 6 are pending with builders. By March, the pool and pool house will be finished. Mustang Island is opposite Corpus Christi on the Gulf of Mexico, but suffered no damage during Hurricane Ike, which hit the Texas coast last summer. "The protective dunes (which were an integral part of the design of the community) shielded the development from any storm surge and harsh weather," wrote PR consultant Randi Tucker in answer to my email about this.