ROWLETT -- We probably all thought it was a dream when Rowlett announced plans for a billion dollar lakeside resort featuring an eight-acre Cabo-style blue lagoon, white sand beaches, and luxurious condos and houses surrounding it. But, after witnessing the official ground-breaking ceremony for Bayside Lagoon on Tuesday --- things seem pretty legit!
A dream vacation could be a reality right here in our own backyard.
"It should be built within two years with the lagoon open, resort open, restaurants, condominium towers all built in phase one," Bayside Developer, Kent Donahue told Newsfix.
The city also announced plans for the first Rowlett Bayside Regatta. A sailboat competition that will help benefit Rebuild Rowlett -- a foundation providing relief for tornado victims.
So, while we wait for the actual grand opening, we'll start working on those vacation postcards: