League City City Council approves 7-Eleven in different location

(Courtesy city of League City)
(Courtesy city of League City)

(Courtesy city of League City)

Weeks after shooting down a proposal to build a 7-Eleven on the west side of the city, League City City Council has approved building one on the east side.

City Council voted unanimously Dec. 8 to grant a special-use permit to allow for the development of a 7-Eleven at 1210 E. FM 518, at the northwest corner of FM 518 and Lawrence Road. Unlike the 7-Eleven proposed at 2051 W. Main St., League City, that council shot down, this new location is generally not surrounded by anything, Director of Planning and Development David Hoover said.

“There’s really not much around it at the moment,” he said.

The west side proposed location had several gas stations within a 1-mile radius. The closest gas station to the new location is a mile away, Hoover said.

The city will not require a berm to be built around the site because the site is already elevated about 6 feet above the road. The city sent notices of the proposed development to surrounding property owners but heard nothing back, Hoover said.

“In general, this is a much more appropriate place for this,” Council Member Nick Long said.

In other business

League City City Council on Dec. 8 also approved rezoning a tract of land near Calder Road to general commercial.

The 2.5-acre tract at 2801 Calder Road was zoned general commercial and single-family residential. With council’s action, it is all now general commercial, allowing developers to develop an office warehouse and businesses in the strip, officials said.

Additionally, the owner of Playoff Performance, an athletic training facility, at 1760 W. Walker St. is seeking to expand operations and open a bigger location in the strip. The area will be close to the incoming Bay Colony Park, meaning when it rains, athletes could come to Playoff Performance instead of going home, the owner said.
By Jake Magee

Editor, Bay Area & Pearland/Friendswood

Jake has been a print journalist for several years, covering numerous beats including city government, education, business and more. Starting off at a daily newspaper in southern Wisconsin, Magee covered two small cities before being promoted to covering city government in the heart of newspaper's coverage area. He moved to Houston in mid-2018 to be the editor for and launch the Bay Area edition of Community Impact Newspaper. Today, he covers everything from aerospace to transportation to flood mitigation.