Spring and Klein development updates to watch in 2018

Vintage Marketplace adds restaurants

Vintage Marketplace adds restaurants

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Spring and Klein development updates 2018

1. Grand Parkway Marketplace I businesses open

Stores in the  Grand Parkway Marketplace I shopping plaza including Target, Michaels, Famous Footwear and other national retailers opened in early 2017.

2. Vintage Marketplace adds restaurants

U-Maki Sushi Burrito opened in the shopping center in June, and Bellagreen opened in October.

3. Sun’s Wholesale Club plaza openings continue

Several restaurants opened in this plaza on FM 1960 throughout the summer, including Hou Wei and Pho Nuong Ume, serving Asian cuisine.

4. Gleannloch Crossing began leasing

Store openings in the Gleannloch Crossing shopping center in the fall included Sport Clips Haircuts of Gleannloch and Iron Tribe Fitness.

5. The Market at Springwoods Village opened

A ribbon cutting marked the opening of this shopping center in November, featuring restaurants and stores such as Chick-fil-A, Kroger and Torchy’s Tacos.

6. Krogers reopen after flooding

Kroger grocery store locations at 10010 Cypresswood Drive, Houston and 15802 Champion Forest Drive, Spring, reopened in December after sustaining flood damage from Hurricane Harvey.

7. Lone Star College-University Park to open Center for Science and Innovation

The 50,000-square-foot building opening in January will include 12 science labs, an observation deck and a geology rock wall.

8. Courthouse annex to reopen after renovations

The renovated Harris County courthouse annex will reopen in February after sustaining flood damage from Hurricane Harvey. The building also houses offices for county tax and law enforcement services.

9. HP campus planned at Springwoods Village

The technology company plans to open two office buildings for 2,400 employees on a 12-acre campus in Springwoods Village in fall 2018.

10. CityPlace projects move forward

The American Bureau of Shipping headquarters will open in this mixed-use development in late 2018. The Mark at CityPlace apartments is scheduled to open in early 2018.


At a Sept. 11 practice, Houston Girls Hockey Association teams took the ice to prepare for their first games the weekend of Sept. 17. (Courtesy Houston Girls Hockey Association)
New Houston-area all-girls hockey league set to play first games this weekend, Sept. 17-19

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Houston restaurant Lasagna House will be celebrating its 79th anniversary on Sept. 27 with a community event. (Courtesy Matt Vernon)
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DATA: How population changed in Texas counties between census counts in 2010, 2020

Texas added nearly four million people between 2010 and 2020, according to the latest Census data.

Texas-wide public charter school system Harmony Public Schools will offer a full virtual learning option for eligible students. (Courtesy Harmony Public Schools)
Harmony Public Schools will offer virtual learning for K-12 students in Houston, Katy, Sugar Land, Cypress

Schools under the Harmony Public Schools umbrella may offer up to 10% of its student body a full virtual learning option.

The Texas Department of Transportation is planning to install medians along 5.8 miles of FM 1092 from Hwy. 59 to Hwy. 6 in Missouri City. (Courtesy Fotolia)
As FM 1092 median project goes out to bid, some Missouri City Council Members still object

Construction on the project to install medians on FM 1092—also known as Murphy Road—is expected to begin in the winter and last for seven months, according to officials with TxDOT.

At the Sept. 14 Harris County Commissioners Court meeting, County Administrator David Berry, top left, presents proposed tax rates to commissioners Jack Cagle and Tom Ramsey, Judge Lina Hidalgo, and commissioners Adrian Garcia and Rodney Ellis. (Emily Lincke/Community Impact Newspaper)
Harris County commissioners propose lower tax rates with split vote

While the proposed tax rate is lower than the current rate, tax payers may actually end up paying more since the values of homes statewide increased this year, according to County Administrator David Berry.

Montgomery County Judge Mark Keough tours the COVID-19 antibody infusion center that opened Aug. 16.
(Courtesy Montgomery County Judge Mark Keough on Facebook)
Federal policy change reduces COVID-19 antibody treatment drugs coming to Montgomery County infusion center

A change in how the federal government distributes the monoclonal antibody treatment means a change for regional antibody centers administering treatments.

About 62% of Harris County residents ages 12 and older have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Harris County commissioners terminate $11 million Elevate Strategies vaccine outreach contract

“There’s absolutely nothing done here that was in any way deviating from the most adequate protocols, and what is sad … [is] that the COVID response is being politicized." -Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo

Dutch Bros Coffee serves hot, iced and blended coffee along with teas, lemonade and smoothies. (Courtesy Dutch Bros Coffee)
Dutch Bros Coffee now open on FM 2920 in Spring

Dutch Bros Coffee celebrated the grand opening of its second Spring-area coffee shop at 5258 FM 2920 on Sept. 17.

Based on a home value of $200,000, the proposed tax rate would result in property tax rate savings of about $75. (Courtesy Fotolia)
Klein ISD officials propose lowest property tax rate in 11 years for FY 2021-22

The Klein ISD board of trustees will hold a public hearing on the proposed tax rate Oct. 12 at 6 p.m.

Shelters around Houston opened to help those affected by Hurricane Nicholas on Sept. 14. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Shelters open to aid those affected by Hurricane Nicholas

Shelters have been opened by the American Red Cross to help those in need following the storm.