Christopher Todd Communities Built By Taylor Morrison Breaks Ground on Christopher Todd Communities At Dechman

City Of Grand Prairie Animal Services Unit Honored In Ceremonial Groundbreaking

GRAND PRAIRIE, TX (November 18, 2021)— Single-Story Rental Community leader Christopher Todd Communities and America’s Most Trusted® Home Builder Taylor Morrison Home Corporation (NYSE: TMHC) have broken ground on the innovative Build-To-Rent Christopher Todd Communities At Dechman, located at Interstate 20 and Dechman Road in Grand Prairie. As creators of the pet friendly community, Christopher Todd and Taylor Morrison Build-To-Rent leadership recognized the City of Grand Prairie and their pet adoption program, called Prairie Paws during the ceremonial groundbreaking and presented a $2000 donation to Lily Yap, Division Manager for Grand Prairie Animal Services. “Our mission is to be a resource in our community by providing compassionate service and upholding a rich culture of integrity, accountability, and transparency,” said Yap.

Grand Prairie Animal Services encourages responsible pet ownership and maintains a safe city by offering field enforcement services, educational programs, and pet health and wellness for Grand Prairie residents. Among its many services and resources, Prairie Paws offers adoption of pets, including dogs, cats, and other small animals, and it takes in homeless pets. All eligible animals are provided health and wellness care, then placed for adoption.

“We know how much our residents love their pets, which is why we have built our communities to be pet friendly and support animal philanthropic causes. Our community includes socialization programs to not only welcome our residents but even the furry ones, too. We appreciate the work done by the Grand Prairie Animal Services to encourage people to keep their animals safe and show them the love the animals crave,” said Todd Wood, CEO of Christopher Todd Communities.

The smart-gated Christopher Todd Communities At Dechman will include 140 newly designed, well-appointed single-story one- and two-bedroom smart homes with private, maintenance-free backyards, and pet doors. The homes will be complemented by resort-style community amenities that provide an improved sense of wellness including a pool, fitness center and dog park. This community is less dense than typical vertical apartments, offering more privacy, less noise, and no stairs to navigate. The included smart home technology makes life easier to manage and brings peace of mind.

This project marks the first jointly branded luxury rental community in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. “Taylor Morrison is excited to bring this innovative build-to-rent opportunity to Dallas, complementing our company’s for-sale home opportunities, said Darin Rowe, President of Taylor Morrison’s Build-To-Rent operations. “Loving our customers is at the heart of what we do and that includes our four-legged friends.” In addition to Texas, land sourcing efforts are underway in Arizona, North Carolina and Florida with other expansion market announcements planned for this year.

Taylor Morrison serves as land sourcer, developer and builder, with Christopher Todd Communities providing its successful brand playbook that includes best-in-class community design details, asset management consulting and the promise of A New Way to Live®.

Christopher Todd Communities At Dechman is expected to open in late 2022. For information, visit

About Christopher Todd Communities
Christopher Todd Communities is the leader in Single-Story Rental Communities (SRC), the luxury class of the dynamic Build-To-Rent real estate niche. The company has a proprietary playbook for their branded, technology-forward, luxury, single-family, single-story, one- and two-bedroom rental homes with private backyards and doggy doors in professionally managed, smart-gated communities, resulting in faster lease ups, higher resident satisfaction and superior renewal rates.

About Taylor Morrison
Headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, Taylor Morrison is the nation’s fifth largest homebuilder and developer. We serve a wide array of consumers from coast to coast, including first-time, move-up, luxury and 50-plus active lifestyle homebuyers under our family of brands—including Taylor Morrison, Esplanade, and Christopher Todd Communities built by Taylor Morrison. Our Financial Services segment provides mortgage financing, title services and homeowners’ insurance. From 2016-2021, Taylor Morrison has been recognized as America’s Most Trusted® Builder by Lifestory Research. Our strong commitment to sustainability, our communities and our team is highlighted in our latest annual Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Report. For more information about Taylor Morrison, please visit

About Grand Prairie Animal Services
Based in Grand Prairie, Texas, nestled between Dallas and Fort Worth, Grand Prairie Animal Services encourages responsible pet ownership and maintain a safe city by offering field enforcement services, educational programs, and pet health and wellness for Grand Prairie residents. Prairie Paws offers adoption of pets, including dogs, cats and other small animals. Prairie Paws takes in homeless pets from Grand Prairie and provides them with health and wellness care before being placed for adoption. For more information about Grand Prairie Animal Services, please visit