Representatives from the Greater Tomball Area Chamber of Commerce and Friendswood Development Corporation (FDC) gathered for an official ground breaking ceremony for the new Woodtrace development. Woodtrace, created by the FDC, is a master planned residential community featuring over 840 home sites. It will be developed on a 488 acre area of land located just north of Tomball, near Pinehurst. The gated community has access to private roads, the 20 acre Lake Woodtrace, wooded green belts and a recreation center with pool that is expected to open in 2016. Officials project annual home site sales total over 200 per year, with homes ranging from $300,000 to over $800,000.