Subdivision with homes starting in $400s planned for this Northeast Tarrant County suburb

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A subdivision with 53 homes starting around $400,000 is taking shape east of Airport Freeway in Bedford.

KeyLife Homes is building the subdivision, Oakwood Hills, on 10 acres at 3705 and 3709 Harwood Road, where Concordia Lutheran and Christ Wesleyan churches will be demolished to make way for the development.

Zack Penn, vice president of KeyLife Homes, said the makeover of Generations Park and Rock Island Auctions coming to Bedford led to the decision to build in the city.

Some residents from the nearby Rustic Woods neighborhood worried that the new development would create more erosion, which has been a problem in the area.

Patricia Cruz, president of the Rustic Woods Homeowners Association, told the City Council during its Jan. 11 meeting that residents are concerned about the drainage. She urged the council to have more discussions before voting on the project. The council voted 7-0 to approve the project.

Construction is expected to start in March.

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