At its May 28 meeting, Conroe City Council approved the creation of three municipal utility districts for a development that is set to bring more than 12,000 homes to the city, in addition to further development.

The Keystone development will be located off SH 242, according to Director of Community Development Nancy Mikeska. Mikeska said the city will not be providing water or sewer to the 3,074-acre development.

The development will cater to single-family residences with lot sizes between 50 and 60 feet wide, with prices ranging $250,000-$350,000. There is also space on the property set aside for commercial development and a multifamily residence. Phase 1 of the development is expected to be on the ground in 2021, according to Mikeska.

Mikeska said she does not see the development of Conroe slowing down as most developers want to get their projects on the ground quickly.

“As we deal with other issues we haven’t had to deal with before, I think the potential for growth is still there,” Mikeska said.