Permit for garden home district passes Friendswood council initial vote

Sterling Creek home Friendswood
Sterling Creek developer Adam Hill went to Friendswood City Council to get a garden home district permit for a portion of the master-planned community.

Sterling Creek developer Adam Hill went to Friendswood City Council to get a garden home district permit for a portion of the master-planned community.

A garden homes development received initial approval for a multifamily residential-garden home district permit at the Friendswood City Council meeting on Nov. 4.

The permit changed the zoning classification from single-family residential to multifamily residential-garden home district on from council. This area is an extension of the master-planned neighborhood Sterling Creek. The developer, Adam Hill, requested to build 60-foot lots on the property as the property does not allow for the 90-by-130 foot lot size the city requires, which Hill has adhered to in the rest of his development, he said.

“I have stood up here and advocated for 90-foot lots for a long time. I sit here today and tell you in a humble way, this is the best use of that land,” Hill said.

Council Member Steve Rockey said that when Hill says that the 90-foot lots are not possible, he believes him.

“I’ve always thought that you are the epitome of the best developer we could possibly have. What you build is gorgeous,” Rockey said.

Council Member Robert Griffon said that while he does appreciate the development, he cannot support the addition due to what he has said about 90-foot lots in the past.

“I have just been too vocal in the past in regards to 90-foot lots, and I would just feel hypocritical if I supported you on that,” Griffon said.

Hill argued that the lots would still cost roughly $500,000, which is comparable to the price of homes in the rest of Sterling Creek, Hill said.

“We’re still putting $47 million in the tax rolls for the city in this last section. It is in my mind, the better use of the land,” Hill said

The motion passed 5-2, with Griffon and Council Member John Scott against.


flooded street
Brookside Village to receive Harvey disaster grant funding from Texas General Land Office

Brookside Village’s grants will be for street improvements, facilitating proper stormwater conveyance, providing street access during rain events and reducing the effect of future flooding.

Santa Claus
Where to meet Santa in Pearland and Friendswood this December

Bring your family to meet Santa Claus at any of these holiday events happening in Pearland and Friendswood this December.

Houston Medical Imaging opens in Pearland

Houston Medical Imaging held a grand opening for its Pearland location in September.

Behavioral Innovations exterior
Behavioral Innovations opens in Friendswood

Behavioral Innovations opened a center for Applied Behavior Analysis therapy for children on the autism spectrum in Friendswood.

Harris County Commissioners Court
Harris County unanimously approves plan for Healthy Food Financing Initiative program

The countywide competitive grant program will provide funding to support healthy food retail, nutrition education and urban agriculture in underserved communities.

city hall
Friendswood City Council discusses updates to comprehensive plan

The Friendswood City Council discussed putting together a new comprehensive plan for the city.

Christmas sleigh
Flapjack Fun Run, B.I.G. Love's Santa Dash and more: 5 events this weekend in Pearland, Friendswood

This weekend in the Pearland and Friendswood area offers the chance to welcome the holiday season.

New federal funding available for small businesses affected by Hurricane Harvey

Small-business owners can apply for up to $250,000 dollars in federal disaster relief.

The Goddard School preschoolers in Pearland, Friendswood participate in clothing drive

Preschoolers from The Goddard School in Pearland and Friendswood participated in the Greater Houston-area Goddard Cares clothing drive.

Pearland City Hall
Pearland City Council initially approves larger budget for TIRZ projects

The council granted initial approval for a plan amendment to increase the budget for projects in Shadow Creek Ranch, particularly to improve the library in Shadow Creek Ranch and infrastructure, particularly FM 521.

Here is who has filed to run for U.S. District 22 in the March 3 primary

Several candidates have announced their intention to run for U.S. District 22, a seat that has been held by Pete Olson since 2008.

cars and dirt
Harris County Flood Control District begins project on Southbelt Detention Basin final phase, Dagg Road

The Dagg Road Detention Basin and Phase 3—the final phase—of the Southbelt Detention Basin have been packaged together and are out for bid.

Back to top