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Big land sale pushes Dallas-area growth farther north

Developers have bought 900 acres near the Grayson County town of Gunter.

Dallas-Fort Worth residential development sites continue to push northward.

A 900-acre tract in Grayson County just changed hands for a future project that would add thousands of homes.

A partnership led by Sanjay Singhania and Tanmai Development acquired the property called Platinum Ranch southwest of the town of Gunter.

The property, which is west of Preston Road, has a mile of frontage on the route of the Dallas North Tollway, which is currently being extended north of U.S. Highway 380.

“The investor and development activity has seen a dramatic increase north into Grayson County,” said Rex Glendenning of Rex Real Estate, which brokered the sale. “We have talked about this tollway extension for over 20 years, and I have worked in assisting in procuring the right of way for over two decades.

“It was gratifying to see this toll road finally come to fruition.”

Construction is currently underway on service roads for the tollway, which will extend north of U.S. 380 to Celina and eventually Gunter.

Glendenning and Caleb Lavey brokered the big land sale to Tanmai Development.

It’s the second large property purchase in recent weeks along the route of the tollway expansion.

Real estate development partners Rockhill Capital & Investments and Horizon Capital Partners just bought almost 700 acres between Preston Road and the Dallas North Tollway route on the north side of Celina.

The land will be used for a development called the Villages of Uptown with sites for 2,500 single-family homes.

The just sold Platinum Ranch property is southwest of the Grayson County town of Gunter.
The just sold Platinum Ranch property is southwest of the Grayson County town of Gunter.(Rex Real Estate )

Steve Brown, Real Estate Editor. Steve covers commercial and residential real estate in Dallas-Fort Worth.

stevebrown@dallasnews.com @SteveBrownDMN
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