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New apartment village next to crystal lagoon in Rowlett gets the OK

New apartment village next to crystal lagoon in Rowlett gets the OK

View at Sapphire Bay
Hmm, kind of a dull building to be looking out on a fabulous lagoon. Courtesy rendering

There's an apartment complex going up in Rowlett for those who want to live by a lagoon: Called The View at Sapphire Bay, it'll be a mid-rise community on the shore of Lake Ray Hubbard, with move-ins starting in May 2024. Not too soon to give your notice.

According to a release, JLL Capital Markets found the $58.3 million in financing for Zale Properties, who will build the lakefront project.

The View at Sapphire Bay will be five stories tall, with one-, two- and three-bedroom floorplans, with an average unit size of 941 square feet.

Units will feature

  • open island kitchens
  • white custom cabinetry
  • full-size washers and dryers
  • designer pendant lighting
  • spacious walk-in closets
  • quartz and granite countertops
  • 10- to 14-foot ceilings
  • hardwood style flooring — not hardwood, hardwood-style
  • stainless steel appliances
  • private balconies

Community amenities will include co-working office space, game rooms, resort-style pool, a cabana and grill house, outdoor fireplace, state-of-the-art fitness center, pet spa, garden courtyard and kitchen, and a landscaped picnic area.

The site is located within the master-planned, 116-acre, mixed use Sapphire Bay development, which will be anchored by a state-of-the-art, man-made lagoon. You would think that being on the shores of Lake Ray Hubbard would be enough water, but no. There is not only a seven-acre crystal lagoon, there is also a surf lagoon, which Blue Ribbon News describes thusly:

"The Surf Village will feature a lagoon with the ability to generate barrel roll-type waves of varying sizes at each level, so that surfers of all skill levels can learn the trade. One end of the lagoon will house the equipment to generate the waves, while the other end features a white beach area for folks to relax and watch the surfing action. Guests will also enjoy three resort style pools, two swim up bars, a lazy river, and multiple outdoor beach gathering spaces for relaxation and games."

The fantasticness does not stop there. The crystal lagoon features a mist fountain that allows for images and videos to be projected onto the mist, forming a gigantic screen that people can watch on all sides of the lagoon. Water itself is not pretty enough.

There's more: The Sapphire Bay resort's windows will have a covering that allows videos to be projected onto them, so that when you view the mist screen looking towards the resort, the screen appears even larger. Water mist forming a video screen is not enough – it must also be gigantic.

Located at 30 Dalrock Road within Sapphire Bay – previously known as Bayside – is a 116-acre, mixed-use development that has been in the works for more than five years and is being developed by Sapphire Bay Land Development LLC and the city of Rowlett.

Situated at 30 Dalrock Rd., the property will have access to I-30, and is just across the lake from downtown Rockwall.