A lake with a pedestrian bridge in front of several buildings in the Springwoods Village community in Spring, Texas.

Springwoods Village Master Plan and Community Development

Researching sustainable principles to develop a master-planned community.

Project Facts

Location Spring, Texas
Owner Coventry Development Corporation
Size 1,800 acres
Status Completed


Springwoods Village, a 1,800-acre master-planned community, is adjacent to the ExxonMobil corporate campus, located just north of Houston and adjacent to a major north/south transportation artery, Interstate 45. To set the new community up for success, Walter P Moore helped research and plan sustainable development techniques as well as reliable traffic and transportation infrastructure. 

Roadways lined with trees next to the buildings and lakes that make up the Springwoods Village community in Spring, Texas.

Traffic circle within the Springwoods Village community.

Lakes and roadway development during the construction phase of the Springwoods Village community.

Map of the buildings and layout of the Springwoods Village community.

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About the project

The Springwoods Village Master Plan and Community Development will encompass multiple neighborhoods and places of business in Spring, Texas. Walter P Moore has been involved from the beginning to help plan this sustainable community. The team has played a key role in the coordination efforts with the Texas Department of Transportation, Harris County, the Grand Parkway Association, and adjacent developers.

Facilitating a sustainability summit to identify the sustainable principles to guide the master plan, we continued to plan the drainage, traffic, and roadway infrastructure. The master plan also included stormwater detention, drainage, roadways, bridges, traffic signals, lighting, electrical, and telecommunications. 

Springwoods Village’s drainage system is one of the first in Harris County to use low-impact development concepts. Other sustainable concepts include a non-potable water utility, planned development guidelines for sustainable development, and open drainage corridors that provide walkable linkage to recreation venues. 

With the projected increase in residents to the area, major traffic challenges had to be accounted for. Walter P Moore’s traffic engineers employed a simulation traffic model to identify the necessary traffic control devices, lane configurations, and intersections. 

A second model, incorporating vehicles, pedestrians, and public transit, gave us usage projections based on completion phases. This allowed the team to plan for future transit centers within the development. Videos of the simulation model have also been used to make roadway design decisions, including adjusting the partially completed Grand Parkway.

For more information on our master drainage plan, see Springwoods Village MDP.