David Weekley high grove

The site, across the street from Rosemont Elementary lower campus, where David Weekley Homes is building 53 new homes.

David Weekley Homes began preliminary construction this week on 53 new homes on Stevens Forest Drive at Mary Cliff, across the street from the Rosemont Elementary lower campus and backing up to St. Cecilia Catholic Church.

The development is called High Grove, and it consists of 53 “high-density” single-family homes. Planned are 29 three-story homes with 15-foot backyards, 20 two-story homes with central courtyards, and four three-story homes with private front yards. They will be priced from the $300,000’s.

The builder is removing trees from the lot, but they are saving two 100-year-old oak trees that will be the centerpieces of two common areas. The development also will have a private dog park.

Houston-based David Weekley Homes is one of the biggest homebuilders in Texas, and it recently has set its sights on urban areas of Dallas. It also is building 40 new homes in the Cedars, and it has developments underway in East Dallas, Oak Lawn and just east of Downtown on Live Oak.