Sunrise Development Corporation has broken ground in Puyallup on a new housing community, dubbed “The Retreat.”

The large lot luxury home community, to be built by Pierce County residential builder Corliss Homes, will consist of 56 acres — including the retention of 32 acres of natural wetland and vegetation — within the master planned community of Sunrise.

Once development is complete, The Retreat will offer 49 home sites with an average lot size of over 9,000 square feet.

“This is an extraordinary parcel of land in a highly desirable region of Sunrise,” said Eric Corliss, vice president of Corliss Homes.

“[The] groundbreaking is not only meaningful to Corliss Homes and Sunrise but the entire South Hill Community” said Eric Corliss.

“We currently have an extensive waiting list for our first release at The Retreat at Sunrise,” added DeAnna Franklin, director of sales and marketing for the company.

Corliss Homes’ model home complex is estimated to open in the first quarter of 2017.