Before the sun rose Wednesday morning, crews were working to pour the first three home foundations at Tracy Hills off Corral Hollow Road.
Janco Industries poured 220 cubic yards of concrete for the three foundations that will become model homes for Meritage Homes.
Several cement trucks poured concrete into a hopper, and from there it was pumped with a boom across the foundation forms.
Planning for Tracy Hills began in the 1990s, and the first homes are in Phase 1A of the 4,700-home master-planned community. Phase 1A will occupy about 2,732 acres along the north side of Interstate 580, which will be filled with about 1,100 homes and a 50-acre business park. Future phases will move to the south of the freeway and into the foothills.