A rendering of some of the housing styles coming to the 1,000-home Kiawah River master-planned community on Johns Island. Provided/Kiawah River

A group of nine builders will help develop a 1,000-home master-planned community underway on Johns Island.

The developers of the 2,000-acre Kiawah River, off River Road and across from Kiawah Island, said its “Builders Guild” will include firms that either are based in or have offices in the Lowcountry.

Level Building ProjectsStructures Building Company/SBC HomesSaussy BurbankKittrell IIJacksonBuilt Custom HomesDolphin Architects & BuildersNew Leaf Builders and Shelter Custom-Built Living all have a a presence in the Charleston region. The ninth, Artisan Custom Homes, is based in Beaufort.

The developers said they paired the selected builders with architects, interior designers and landscape experts.

Kiawah River Master Plan

About half of the Kiawah River tract, which includes former cotton and rice plantations at the end of Mullet Hall Road, is slated for development.

The long-range project will include home sites along 20 miles of waterfront, marsh, green space and parks. It also will feature amenities and services such as a roadside farm stand, chapel, community hall, swim and fitness club, outdoor learning center and 100-acre working farm.

Eleven years in the making, Kiawah River is being spearheaded by The Beach Co. of Charleston and private investment and management firm McNair Interests of Houston.