League City City Council considers 1,747-acre planned unit development

In response to League City’s rapidly expanding population, the League City City Council on Nov. 27 considered approving a planned unit development that could one day be the site of thousands of homes.

No resident spoke during the public hearing. The council will vote on the matter at its next meeting.

The city recommends the council approve repealing a 1,705-acre PUD already on the site west of Calder Drive and south of League City Parkway and north of FM 517 to create a new one that includes a 42-acre parcel previously not part of the PUD. The vote would approve rezoning the 42-acre parcel from single-family residential to a single-family residential PUD to be included in the total 1,747 acres of land to be developed.



The Duncan PUD is owned by two companies and will be developed separately if council approves the plan.

RKD Holding owns about 70 percent of the northwestern part of the PUD and would develop a master-planned community similar to other PUDs in the city. LPI owns about 30 percent of the southeastern part of the PUD and would create a primarily residential area similar to other rural subdivisions, a city official said.

Once fully built out the PUD could hold more than 4,200 residences—2.45 per acre.

According to the city’s future land-use plan, the area is classified to have a mixture of suburban residences, parks, larger lots and open spaces, and homes and commercial buildings set far back from the rights of way. The PUD is consistent with League City’s future land-use and comprehensive plans, according to a city memo.

The Duncan PUD would attract high-quality development because it will provide greater flexibility in adjusting the project to various market- and design-driven issues, the memo reads.

In other business


The League City City Council on Nov. 27 also approved updating the city’s master water and wastewater plans.

The plans provide an evaluation of League City’s current water and wastewater infrastructure and future related needs. A citywide water and wastewater model was developed as part of each master plan.

The water plan was last updated in 2014, and the wastewater plan was last updated in 2011, according to a city memo.
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.


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