Updates on 5 projects under construction in The Woodlands area

Construction updates

Work is progressing on several projects in The Woodlands area for residential and commercial development. 

Construction is moving forward at the 150-acre, mixed-use Cathedral Lakes development, located off of I-45 near Spring Creek. Officials with Grace Church, which owns the property, said 40% of the developable land is now sold or under contract. A Lexus dealership at the site is nearing completion, and the Indigo Hotel will soon begin construction. Cathedral Lakes will also house a 300-unit multifamily housing project, a 2,500-seat performing arts venue and additional retail, dining and office space.

Developer Waterway Builders LLC said it has begun construction on around 75% of the planned homes in the 59-residence Waterway Landing project in East Shore. The developer also said 15 homes remain available in the growing neighborhood near the East Shore Club, and the development is expected to be completed in 2020.

Construction continues on the 386-unit Two Lakes Edge housing complex in the Hughes Landing area. Developer Howard Hughes Corp. said preleasing for the development will begin at the end of the year, and the first move-ins are expected in spring 2020.

Houston developer Blazer continues construction on its 180-unit Augusta Woods senior-living complex. The housing project, located at 7833 Augusta Pines Drive, is at 58% completion and is expected to be completed this year.

Construction on David and Sheree Suchma Elementary School, Conroe ISD’s newest facility, is moving forward ahead of its planned August opening for the 2019-20 school year. Paving work around the building is 99% complete, and the roof is fully installed, while interior aesthetic work has started, said Easy Foster, CISD planning and construction director, in April.


The Transportation and Global Logistics Technology Center opened June 1, with a grand opening ceremony held via video conference on June 4. (Courtesy Lone Star College System)
Lone Star College System announces Transportation and Global Logistics Technology Center opening

The Lone Star College Transportation and Global Logistics Technology Center officially opened June 1.

As rainfall let up, protesters circled back and forth across the Lake Woodlands Drive bridge. (Ben Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)
Organized protests take place throughout The Woodlands to honor George Floyd

Organized protestors came out to show their support of the Black Lives Matter movement June 3 and 4.

While the Texas Supreme Court's 15th Emergency Order issued May 14 allowed residential eviction proceedings to resume statewide beginning May 19 following a two-month hiatus, the order does not require those proceedings to resume. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Hidalgo, Turner request eviction moratorium be extended through Aug. 24

In hopes of avoiding a new wave of homelessness plaguing Harris County, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner and Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo have requested all justices of the peace countywide to postpone eviction hearings until late August.

Martha Salazar-Zamora has served as superintendent since 2017, previously serving as chief academic officer for the district since 2014. (Courtesy Tomball ISD)
Tomball ISD's Martha Salazar-Zamora nominated as superintendent of the year

She has served as superintendent since 2017, previously serving as chief academic officer for the district since 2014, Community Impact Newspaper previously reported.

Few students and attendees wore face masks during the ceremony June 4, though students were seated in a socially distanced arrangement. (Andy Li/Community Impact Newspaper)
PHOTOS: Conroe ISD celebrates graduates in socially distanced ceremonies

"This pandemic and everything else going on has taught us that above all, we need each other," Conroe High School Principal Rotasha Smith said.

Medical businesses in The Woodlands area adapt amid coronavirus challenges

Medical businesses such as dentists, plastic surgeons and private care practices were forced to operate at reduced capacities or close their doors in mid-March.

At-risk population in The Woodlands area faces health challenges, lifestyle changes

Life for many seniors in the area has changed due to concerns over the coronavirus and its higher risks and death rate for the older population.

Total cases have risen to 13,268 in Harris County, 7,812 of which are considered active while 5,215 are confirmed to have recovered. A total of 241 people are confirmed to have died from the coronavirus in the county.(Community Impact staff)
Harris County coronavirus count: 241 new cases, 5 deaths confirmed June 3

Meanwhile, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said 45% of new cases statewide between May 26 and June 2 can be tied to prisons, jails, meat packing plants or nursing homes.

The county's total COVID-19 case count rose by more than 20 June 3, alongside dozens of new recoveries. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
COVID-19 recoveries jump in Montgomery County; total case count continues to grow

The county reported more than 60 new COVID-19 recoveries June 3 alongside 23 new cases.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced Phase 3 of his Open Texas plan June 3. (Brian Rash/Community Impact Newspaper)
Gov. Greg Abbott's June 3 guidelines allow most Texas businesses to operate at 50% capacity

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott continues to lift coronavirus-related business restrictions.

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'Our hearts are heavy': Area churches to hold prayer rally June 5 at Magnolia High School

The rally will be held at 7 p.m. in front of Magnolia High School, located at 14350 FM 1488, Magnolia, calling for healing and unity in the nation.

pool, The Woodlands, Sawmill Park
Spraygrounds open; pool season begins June 6 in The Woodlands

Sprayground water attractions in The Woodlands Township opened June 3 for a season running through Oct. 31.