Three areas in northwest Humble are in various stages of development. Parts or all of these areas flooded during Hurricane Harvey. The flooding was deep enough that reportedly one of the developers is not even going to try to raise the area. Instead, he said he will raise the homes 6-7 feet. Let’s hope that’s enough.
The numbers in the satellite image correspond to the groups of photos below. I took all shots on 1/3/23.
Area #1 – Light Industrial
According to a 2016 map by Skymark, the developer, the first area will become light industrial.
The unpaved area between Spring Creek and where the road ends is owned by another developer (Pacific Indio) who also owns the land on the far side of the creek.
Area #2 – Single Family Residential
Contractors are in the process of building roads into an area west of Target and Kohls. Saratoga Homes reportedly plans to build 357 homes and townhomes on this location.
The closer shot below shows that not all the roads have been built yet.
Area #3 – Single- and Multi-Family Residential
Looking south toward Sam’s with Townsen Blvd West on right, we can see a large stormwater detention pond that already has grass growing. This area will become single- and multi-family residential, some of which will be dedicated to seniors.
Together, all three areas comprise approximately 260 acres according to this map on the Skymark Development website.
To learn more about the history of these sites, see the posts below. They contain floodplain and wetland maps.
Onward. Into the danger zone!
Posted by Bob Rehak on 1/9/23
1959 Days since Hurricane Harvey