Harris County Flood Control District to begin demolition of Raveneaux Country Club in mid-September

Located in the Champion Forest neighborhood, Raveneaux Country Club has been a staple in the northwest Houston community since the 1970s. (Hannah Zedaker/Community Impact Newspaper)
Located in the Champion Forest neighborhood, Raveneaux Country Club has been a staple in the northwest Houston community since the 1970s. (Hannah Zedaker/Community Impact Newspaper)

Located in the Champion Forest neighborhood, Raveneaux Country Club has been a staple in the northwest Houston community since the 1970s. (Hannah Zedaker/Community Impact Newspaper)

The Harris County Flood Control District will begin the demolition of the former site of Raveneaux Country Club on or about Sept. 14, district officials announced in a news release Sept. 7.

According to the release, the demolition will include the removal of the clubhouse, the parking lot and other club facilities as a means of preventing vandalism and unlawful entry from occurring on-site. The demolition process is expected to take five days to complete, while it may take up to three months to haul away material and complete the project.


"For safety reasons, the flood control district asks that the public stay away from the demolition site," the release states. "The demolition will be completed using standard construction equipment including excavators, loaders and bulldozers."

As previously reported by Community Impact Newspaper, the HCFCD purchased 27.6 acres of land in January 2020 from Kera Development LP and Cypress/Raveneaux LLC for the purpose of building a flood risk reduction project on the project, known as the Champions Stormwater Detention Basin.

While the clubhouse permanently closed in January, district officials are still negotiating with the Cypress Forest Public Utility District, which owns the remaining 206 acres of the former site of Raveneaux Country Club. According to the release, the results of these negotiations will determine the extent of future stormwater detention capacity that can be constructed on the site.
By Hannah Zedaker

Editor, Spring/Klein & Lake Houston/Humble/Kingwood

Hannah joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in May 2016 after graduating with a degree in journalism from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas. In March 2019, she transitioned to editor of the Spring/Klein edition and later became the editor of both the Spring/Klein and Lake Houston/Humble/Kingwood editions in June 2021. Hannah covers education, local government, transportation, business, real estate development and nonprofits in these communities. Prior to CI, Hannah served as associate editor of The Houstonian, interned with Community Impact Newspaper and spent time writing for the Sam Houston State University College of Fine Arts and Mass Communication and The Huntsville Item.



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