Harris County Flood Control district buys former Meyerland apartment site for detention

Meyergrove Apartments detention pond

After enduring multiple floods, the demolished Meyergrove Apartment property located at North Braeswood and I-610 could soon become a flood mitigation project in the Brays Bayou watershed.

The Harris County Flood Control District purchased the 7.7-acre site for $14.3 million in October, and preparations are underway to secure contracts for additional study and engineering for the site, HCFCD deputy director Matt Zeve said.


“It’s a lot of money, but I’d like to provide as much flood protection as possible, knowing the magnitude of the problem there and the density of development,” Zeve said.

Open lots with enough acreage to allow for effective detention facilities are rare inside the Loop, he said. “When we see a good opportunity like this, we do our best to make use of it.”
By Matt Dulin
Matt joined Community Impact Newspaper in January 2018 and is the City Editor for Houston's Inner Loop editions.


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