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.