Austin American Statesman (Jun 15, 2020)

Melissa council approves plans for community of rental homes
At its meeting June 9, the Melissa City Council approved plans for a 19-acre master-planned development at the southwest corner of Sam Rayburn Highway and Milrany Lane.

The area will be called Avilla Springs and will include one-, two- and three-bedroom single-family residential homes. There will also be a commercial component which may or may not include a convenience store.

When the project was presented to Melissa's Planning & Zoning commission, developer NexMetro Communities proposed that a convenience store be prohibited from the corner commercial section of the land. P&Z approved the development with this exception excluded.

The City Council ultimately went with the developer's original plan, prohibiting convenience stores both with and without gas pumps.

According to Jason Flory of NexMetro, there is an increasing demand for single-family rental homes. Many people consider it maintenance-free living since the property manager handles most of the general upkeep and repairs.

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About Avilla Homes

A truly unique alternative to the typical rental experience, Avilla Homes neighborhoods feature single level, detached homes for lease in a gated enclave. The one, two and three-bedroom floor plans feature private entrances, outdoor patios and backyards, along with high-end finishes such as 10' ceilings, granite/quartz countertops, stainless steel appliances and more. The pet friendly communities offer the perks of neighborhood living with optional garages, resort-style pool, beautifully landscaped recreation areas, and even an electric car charging station - all maintained by a professional management company, without mortgage payments or HOA fees.

About NexMetro

NexMetro Communities is an innovative development company focused on building luxury leased home neighborhoods that serve lifestyle conscious consumers seeking a new home experience without the burdens of a mortgage. In partnership with its affiliated companies, NexMetro has developed Avilla Homes neighborhoods since 2010 in key Sunbelt locations. Combining elements of residential single-family living with rental terms and management, NexMetro provides a growing market niche of consumers a leased home experience like no other.

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