Adventure awaits. After more than a year under construction, the controversial Laurel Springs RV Resort has finally opened between the Union Pacific Railroad tracks that parallel Loop 494 and Lakewood Cove.
During construction, contractors:
- Cut down trees in Precinct 3’s Edgewater Park.
- Released sludge from their detention basin into Edgewater Park’s wetlands.
- Brought fill into the 100-year floodplain, contrary to City regulations
- Had to move the southern edge of the basin back onto the RV Resort’s property
- Violated TCEQ regulations by discharging stormwater into wetlands on neighboring property
- Filed an environmental report saying there were no wetlands on neighboring property.
- Fought a cease-and-desist letter from the Harris County Attorney
- Built more parking spaces than their permit allowed, seemingly increasing the percentage of impervious cover.
- Failed to empty their detention pond to comply with FAA rules.
- Erected chain link fencing – prohibited in neighboring Kingwood
- Prohibited photography of permit violations.
Oh, and then there were the mysterious, unexplained black spots that kept showing up in the detention basin.
Grand Opening Theme: Adventure Awaits
With all that in mind, the Laurel Springs RV Resort came up with the perfect theme for its Grand Opening: “Adventure Awaits.”
In lieu of Grand Opening banners, marching bands, cookies and punch, the owner is offering 50% discounts through February 15th. The online booking form showed one flat rate – $69 per night – for all spots, sizes, and lengths of stay.
But the form was a bit confusing; it showed yucca trees and mountains in the background! Imagine the surprise when the snowbirds arrive!
Photos Taken During Grand Opening
Here’s what the resort looked like earlier this week.
I counted ten RVs on the day I took these photos. But I never did see the yucca trees and mountains featured on their reservation page.
Posted by Bob Rehak on 2/4/2023
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