The District in Little Elm

Denton County’s Town of Little Elm has a new 375,000-square-foot mixed-use development called The District in Little Elm. Completed at the end of 2023, the colorful multifamily and retail project has brought new life and a community hotspot to the northeast side of sunny Lake Lewisville. HODGES Architecture designed the contemporary project for Palladium USA.

The District in Little Elm has two distinct living communities to attract future residents. The four-story multifamily property, totaling 324 units, is diverse. Four-story garden-style units with lush amenities comprise one phase of the property. In contrast, the other phase includes a four-story wrap, including two-story loft units that sit atop over 11,300 square feet of retail space below their private balconies. Chic, modern, urban-style apartments boast resort-style living. The parking garage with a pedestrian bridge connects the urban-style apartments to the retail space for ease and safe travel.

The District at Little Elm is designed to blend its transitional style with the established community in Little Elm. The property is NGBS (National Green Building Standard) certified, and extensive thought was given to the lush landscape design to take this location to the next level—connecting to Town Park and the extensive trail system with views of Lake Lewisville. Residents can connect with nature on the Johnny Broyles Nature Trail, which is less than a 5-minute walk from the property.

The amenities are just what any resident could dream up. Outside, you can find state-of-the-art solar benches, a dog park, EV charging stations, and two resort-style pool areas with grilling and trellis shade structures. Inside the 10,000-square-foot clubhouse and fitness facility, there is a fitness center, a bike room, private work pods, and a unique indoor dog spa where residents can come to wash their pooch.

The Town’s push to develop Little Elm has been bolstered by The District in Little Elm as part of The Lakefront District Project. The ever-growing demand for new multifamily with various living options & retail spaces has developers keenly watching to see what Hodges Architecture will design next.

Credits/ Partners:

Structural: Salas O’Brien, formerly Armstrong-Douglass.

MEP: Basharkhah Engineering, Inc.

Developer: Palladium USA

Photo credits: Images Courtesy of District in Little Elm