Last Day to Protest High-Rise Development in Kingwood

A reminder. If you want to protest the high-rise development planned for Kingwood, today is the last day to email the Army Corps of Engineers and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. The deadline: midnight tonight.

The proposed high-rise development would wrap around the Barrington and border the soccer fields at River Grove Park. It includes 5000 condos, and multiple high rises from 25 to 50 stories tall. Developers, who are being sued for fraud by investors, are attempting to finance the project with EB-5 visas for foreigners.

High Rises in Area Apparently Deed-Restricted to Single-Family Residential

The development would take place in an area apparently deed restricted to single-family residential. Developers have refused to meet with the public to answer questions concerning the development or how they plan to get around the deed restrictions.

Where to Find More Info

To learn more about the controversy, visit the high-rise page of this website. There, you will find:

  • A brief summary of the issues
  • Links to the Army Corps’ Public Notice
  • Previous posts on the subject
  • Sample letters that people and groups have written already.

Causes for Concern

Many of reasons exist to protest this development. Besides the 8,800 cars it would add to Kingwood Drive, the lack of evacuation routes, apparent deed restriction violations, impacts on wildlife including bald eagles, loss of wetlands and streams, flooding, adequacy of the market survey, safety issues (building high rises so near a floodway), water pollution from a giant marina operation, school over-crowding, and the experience of the developers.

How and Where to Protest

The Corps states explicitly that if they don’t hear from you, they assume you have no objections.

So please take ten minutes to email your objections to:

Army Corps of Engineers:

TCEQ: (Water-quality issues only)

Feel free to copy from the letters of others. Make sure you include the project number in the subject line of your email: SWG-2016-00384

Posted by Bob Rehak on March 1, 2019

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