Last week, the Katy City Council voted unanimously to create a new Master Planned Community Zoning District, which will encourage quality residential growth within the Katy city limits. This new zoning district will provide the opportunity for development of more pedestrian-friendly and walkable communities, with smaller lot size and setback requirements and more open space and trails.

The effort was spearheaded by RISE Development Partners, developers of the proposed Cane Island community in Katy.  Together with a devoted team of consultants, RVi helped create the design standards that were adopted as part of the new zoning district.

RVi Principal Chris Patterson has been involved with the Cane Island community since its inception.  “This was an incredible team effort that required many months of collaboration and focus.  The City of Katy was an excellent partner to work with in the creation of the new zoning district, which will have a lasting positive effect on development within the city,” Patterson said.

Cane Island will occupy approximately 1,000 acres just west of downtown Katy.  It will feature primarily single family residential homes on lots ranging from 50 to 100 feet.  RISE Development is planning an impressive level of amenities for the community, including a recreation center and an extensive open space and trail system all within the first phase of development.  RVi is providing master planning services for Cane Island.

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