Groundbreaking Ceremony Marks the Dawn of a New Era: The Coves Set to Transform North Laredo

Laredo, Texas – June 4, 2024 – A momentous occasion unfolded today in Laredo, Texas, as the groundbreaking ceremony for The Coves, a visionary mixed-use development and master-planned community, commenced with great fanfare and anticipation.

Nestled on a sprawling 1,027 acres along Loop 20, Laredo’s bustling commercial artery, The Coves promises to redefine the cityscape and enrich the lives of its residents, business owners, and visitors alike.

Boasting a diverse array of offerings, The Coves is poised to become a vibrant hub of activity and amenities, comprising 1,800 residential homes, 900 multi-family units, educational institutions including Laredo College and public schools spread across 45 acres, a hospital, donated site for a medical facility in South Laredo, and expansive retail spaces totaling 650,000 square feet within an urban town center concept. Additionally, hotels will cater to the needs of travelers and tourists, while 23 acres of green space will provide opportunities for recreation and leisure.

“The Coves is designed for residents, community members, and guests of our city to discover the center of connection through interacting and engaging in the social spaces that bind neighborhoods and build friendship and community,” remarked Mr. Cliffe Killam, President and CEO of Killam Development. “At the center of everything we do, we always position Laredo and Webb County first, and we will continue to work collaboratively with elected officials and stakeholders for the growth and prosperity of our entire city and county.”

At the heart of The Coves lies a commitment to community and enriched quality of life. Designed to prioritize connectivity, efficiency, and value, The Coves embodies a harmonious blend of residential, commercial, and recreational spaces. Killam Development’s expertise in real estate and history of uplifting communities has been instrumental in shaping The Coves into a destination where families can thrive, businesses can flourish, and families can come together.

The journey to realize The Coves has been marked by dedication and perseverance, spearheaded by Mr. Cliffe Killam, whose decade-long efforts have laid the foundation for this transformative project. With a vision for economic prosperity and upward mobility for the entire community, Killam sought out innovative economic development tools and engaged in public-private partnerships to bring this vision to life and offer something new to Laredo.

“As we celebrate this milestone today, we honor the community support we have received for the organization, for economic development, and for the Coves. The community’s unwavering commitment has given us the sense of purpose to lead with conviction and advocate for the entire community,” said Killam.

The realization of The Coves is a testament to the vision and dedication of the Killam Family and the Killam organization, who have been integral to the fabric of South Texas since 1919. With resolute devotion to community empowerment and positive social impact, the Killams continue to demonstrate their unwavering dedication to the betterment of Laredo and South Texas.

As the vision of The Coves begins to take shape, the future of North Laredo shines brighter than ever before. The Coves symbolizes not just a development, but a promise of prosperity, opportunity, and community for generations to come.

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About Killam Company: Killam Development is a premier real estate development company dedicated to creating vibrant communities in South Texas. With a legacy of excellence spanning over 100 years, The Killam Family and organization specialize in master-planned communities, commercial properties, and developments that prioritize quality and innovation. For additional information about Killam Development and our portfolio, visit


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