Officials from Manvel and Iowa Colony were on hand to move some dirt in a traditionally symbolic groundbreaking ceremony for the recently announced Meridiana Development. Rise Communities made the announcement several weeks ago though construction is already under way on the first section of new homes. The 2,700 acre master-planned community will include property in both cities and reportedly will see more than 5,500 single family homes upon its completion. The primary entrance to the community will be in Iowa Colony off SH 288 near the current intersection with CR 56. A secondary major entrance will eventually be constructed in Manvel where McCoy intersects with SH 6. Details for the project remain undisclosed though developers are expected to make available additional information in late June.