California-based Lifescapes International will design the master plan for Bayside—a $1 billion lagoon on Lake Ray Hubbard in Rowlett, Texas. The 262-acre project will feature the first crystal–clear lagoon in Texas. The firm was selected based on its experience designing mixed-use vacation resorts such as the Mansion at MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Bayside will reside 20 minutes outside of Dallas, existing as an open-air destination in the middle of a metropolis.
The focal point for the Bayside lagoon is the 300-foot-long show fountain, and 250 water nozzles, 29 fire nozzles, and two laser-projected screens will showcase the extravagance of the resort. Along the private lagoon, Bayside will feature private beach clubs, swim-up bars, cabanas, and gardens. Three thousand residential homes and 700 hotel rooms will be housed in 1.5 million square feet of space. The remaining $1 million square feet will be utilized for retail, dining, entertainment, and offices. Construction is set to begin in March and slated to complete in 2019. Read the full story at the Dallas Business Journal.