THE WOODLANDS (Houston Chronicle) – The development boom in The Woodlands is about to get even bigger.

The Woodlands Development Co. is planning Hughes Landing, a 66-acre mixed-use development on Lake Woodlands’ east shore. The $300 million first phase is expected to include a boardwalk and pier surrounded by restaurants, as well as an office building, 400 apartments and 200,000 sf of retail space.

The long-term plan for Hughes Landing is to include around 750 apartments, an upscale grocery store, an entertainment venue and as many as eight office buildings.

An eight-story, 200,000-sf office building is the first structure in the planned development. Construction is expected to begin this fall.