H-E-B considers building another store in Fulshear

H-E-B opened a store in Fulshear in February. It is considering building another store in Fulshear the coming years.

H-E-B opened a store in Fulshear in February. It is considering building another store in Fulshear the coming years.

H-E-B Grocery Co. opened its first Fulshear store in February and may build another near Fulbrook on Fulshear Creek in the next few years, the developer of the master-planned community said.

Robert Fondren of Trend Development said at the Nov. 20 Fulshear City Council meeting that H-E-B is considering building a store near the intersection of FM 1093 and Fulshear Trace once construction has finished on that intersection. H-E-B has owned the roughly 18-acre tract of land since 2016, according to Fort Bend Appraisal District records.

"The last conversation we had with [H-E-B Houston President] Scott McClelland was that as soon as the intersection was complete, they would consider construction on the store," Fondren said. "No promises, but they said they're not going to do anything until the road construction is finished."

Community Impact Newspaper reached out to H-E-B and Trend Development for more information, but neither responded to the requests.

Road improvements to FM 1093 started in 2016 and are expected to be complete in December 2020, Fort Bend County engineer Richard Stolleis said. The goal of the project is to make FM 1093 a two-lane frontage road in each direction on either side of the Westpark Tollway and eventually allow for additional toll road lanes extending west to Fulshear.

In total Fulbrook on Fulshear Creek will have over 1,100 house lots and about 30 acres of commercial development—of which about 18 acres is owned by H-E-B—according to Trend Development’s presentation to City Council. A multifamily component will not be pursued, Fondren said.

The remaining 12 acres of commercial development has not been planned yet, Fondren said. These tracts surround Fulshear City Hall, at 30603 FM 1093, to the west, east and south, per the presentation. Fondren said Trend Development would like to enter a co-marketing agreement with the city when it is ready to relocate City Hall and market the properties together to attract a buyer.

“They're independent, and they can be developed separately, but it makes a lot of sense—and I think it makes more sense for the taxpayers of the community—to have a really first-class project at that location all being developed as a single project,” Fondren said.

By Jen Para
Jen joined Community Impact Newspaper in fall 2018 as the editor of the Katy edition. She covers education, transportation, local government, business and development in the Katy area.


Eleven days after officials across Harris County's criminal justice system met to discuss how to alleviate overcrowding at the county jail during the coronavirus pandemic, progress has been "excruciatingly slow," according to the Harris County Sheriff's Office. (Courtesy Brian Jackson/Adobe Stock)
Progress 'excruciatingly slow' on effort to address overcrowding at Harris County Jail

"I know it is keeping many of us awake at night, and it should. It absolutely should," said U.S. District Judge Lee Rosenthal, who is presiding over an ongoing lawsuit dealing with the county's felony bail practices.

Fort Bend County commissioners discussed vaccine distribution at a regular court session Jan. 26. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Fort Bend County prepares to open additional COVID-19 vaccination sites

Fort Bend County officials are preparing to open additional COVID-19 vaccination sites so that the county will be able to administer more vaccines as soon as they become available.

Now that the Centerpoint pole has been removed, the city does not expect any changes to the project’s timeline. (Screenshot courtesy city of Katy)
Progress continues at Katy Downtown Plaza

Despite the rain, progress is being made at Katy’s Downtown Plaza, according to Katy City Council’s Jan. 25 meeting. Recent advancements include pouring concrete and removing a Centerpoint power pole that had been a major hurdle in the construction process.

Construction on the $55 million Texas Heritage Parkway project connecting FM 1093 to I-10 is underway, according to Andy Meyers, Fort Bend County Precinct 3 commissioner. (Community Impact staff)
Once completed, Texas Heritage Parkway to connect I-10 to FM 1093

Construction on the $55 million Texas Heritage Parkway project connecting FM 1093 to I-10 is underway, according to Andy Meyers, Fort Bend County Precinct 3 commissioner.

Texas Medical Center offers coronavirus updates

More than 118,000 people have received their first shot.

Harris County Flood Control District is planning to submit preliminary flood plain maps to the Federal Emergency Management Agency in late 2021. (Kelly Schafler/Community Impact Newspaper)
Harris County's preliminary flood plain maps to be released in late 2021

The new flood insurance rates in Harris County could take effect in 2023 or 2024.

Farm Stores boasts a drive-thru but will soon expand to curbside. (Photo by Farm Stores)
Farm Stores comes to Katy

Owner: ‘It’s not just a convenience store’

Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo announced the opening of a COVID-19 vaccine waitlist at a Jan. 25 press conference. (Screenshot courtesy Facebook)
Harris County to open waitlist for COVID-19 vaccines Jan. 26

Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo warned that vaccine supply remains "extremely limited," and it will still take time for those waitlisted to get an appointment.

Filing for the May 1 Katy City Council election opened Jan. 13 and will close Feb. 12. (Nola Valente/Community Impact Newspaper)
Filing period open for Katy City Council election

The filing period is open for residents who hope to be elected in May to serve as a member of the Katy City Council.

“Hope is on the horizon,” Fort Bend County Judge KP George said at a press conference Jan. 4. “The vaccine is here.”
Vaccine distribution starts in Fort Bend County and more top Houston-area news

Read the most popular news from the past week from the Houston area.

Here are the latest coronavirus case count updates in Fort Bend County. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Fort Bend County sees 3,384 new coronavirus cases Jan. 15-21, up 498 from week prior

There were an average of 483.43 COVID-19 cases reported a day last week in Fort Bend County.