Prosper, Texas is located 30 miles north of Dallas. It's still a pretty small town of only 12,000 residents but many positive plans for growth are coming quickly and population is on the rise. On Monday, developers will break ground on 12,169 square feet office, medical and retail building on Preston Road. Prosper officials say it’s just the start. “We feel we are at the front end of a surge in activity along Preston Road in Prosper,” says Robert Winningham, who heads Prosper’s economic development efforts. Developer Lincoln Property Co. and Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones are working on a huge shopping center that will be built at the south entrance to Prosper at Preston and U.S. Highway 380. It’s the first phase of a mixed-use development called the Gates of Prosper that is projected to eventually be valued at about $1 billion.