Affordable housing development tops list of things to know from Montgomery City Council meeting Jan. 24

Montgomery City Council held a regular meeting Tuesday, Jan. 24.

Montgomery City Council held a regular meeting Tuesday, Jan. 24.

Montgomery City Council considered new developments and infrastructure projects during a regular meeting Tuesday, Jan. 24, at City Hall. Here are four things to know.

1. City council members approved a resolution supporting an affordable housing development for individuals age 55 and older. 

The senior housing development, built by Star of Texas Seniors LTD, has applied to receive housing tax credits from the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs. The council's resolution is part of the application process. The property would also receive a $2,000 waiver for water and sewer fees, City Administrator Jack Yates said.

Montgomery affordable housing location The proposed location for the senior housing development is adjacent to the Lone Star Community Center.[/caption]

According to Star of Texas Seniors, the housing development will be located adjacent to the Lone Star Community Center on FM 2854 and will feature 40-48 apartments with various amenities, including one- and two-bedroom options. The community layout will feature four apartments in each single-story building.

"The affordable housing is something that Montgomery does lack," Councilwoman Rebecca Huss said.

The property would be locally owned and managed. The development company manages a similar senior housing development on Montgomery Road in Huntsville.

2. Kroger Marketplace's opening has been delayed from March until summer.

Kroger representatives confirmed the change in opening date. As a result, Yates said the city council will revisit its 2016-17 budget at a later meeting, which estimated $20,000 in monthly sales tax revenue from January to September from Kroger sales.

3. Camillo Properties is looking to develop a 33-acre tract of land on Stewart Creek Road into single-family homes.

Camille Properties is looking to develop land on Stewart Creek Road, behind the future Pizza Shack location. Land in that area is also being considered for annexation.[/caption]

The company is conducting a feasibility study on the future community. If the development is approved it intends to request annexation at a later date, a company representative said. Additionally, many of the homes built by Camillo Properties are rental properties. On average, the 2,500-square-foot homes will be valued at $250,000. Homes will include 3-4 bedrooms and 2-2.5 bathrooms.

4. Public hearings will be held at 6 p.m. Feb. 14 and 28 regarding annexation of 14.5003 acres.

The parcel being considered is north of the development under construction at FM 2854 and Hwy. 105 near Stewart Creek.
By Anna Lotz

Editor, Tomball/Magnolia & Conroe/Montgomery

Anna joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in May 2016 after graduating with a degree in journalism from Cedarville University in Cedarville, Ohio. In July 2017, she transitioned to editor for the Tomball/Magnolia edition. She began covering the communities of Conroe and Montgomery as well in 2020. Anna covers education, local government, transportation, business, real estate development and nonprofits in these communities. Prior to CI, Anna served as editor-in-chief of Cedars, interned with the National Journalism Center in Washington, D.C., and spent time writing for the Springfield News-Sun and Xenia Daily Gazette.