City of Humble projecting largest residential housing boom in decades

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After decades of stagnancy of residential development, Humble city officials said they look forward to three new developments on the horizon.

Between 2010-17, the number of housing units in the city of Humble increased by only 445 from 5,181 to 5,626 households, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

However, Humble City Manager Jason Stuebe said incoming developments will bring hundreds of new single-family homes and townhomes to the area over the several years.

“It’ll be the first significant influx of population that we’ve seen in a long time,” he said. “So we will have to be proactive in managing that growth.”

The first community—the Lakes of Townsen from developer Townsen Development LCC—is set to feature 93 lots comprising detached townhomes, Stuebe said. The Lakes of Townsen will be located off Townsen Boulevard East and Manning Road. The developer was not able to be reached to get a projected timeline prior to press time.

Saratoga Homes and JNC Development is also developing two communities in Humble: Townsen Landing and Harmony Cove, which will bring more than 750 homes to Humble, Stuebe said.

Townsen Landing—located off Townsen Boulevard West—will feature 357 single-family homes and townhomes, said James Bombach, Houston division president for Saratoga Homes of Texas. Meanwhile, Harmony Cove, located near Will Clayton Parkway and South Houston Street, will include 428 single-family homes, he said.

The first homes in Townsen Landing and Harmony Cove will be completed in 2020 and early 2021, respectively. The build-out of the communities will take about five years, Bombach said.

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  1. Just what we need: more building and development, more concrete poured, and more areas subjected to possible flooding.

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Kelly Schafler
Kelly Schafler is the editor for the Lake Houston, Humble and Kingwood edition of Community Impact Newspaper, covering public education, city government, development, businesses, local events and all things community-related. Before she became editor, she was the reporter for the Conroe and Montgomery edition for a year and a half.
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