Tomball City Council approves resolutions affecting two neighborhoods

Tomball City Council approved resolutions concerning Pine Woods and Pine Trails subdivisions Oct 18. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Tomball City Council approved resolutions concerning Pine Woods and Pine Trails subdivisions Oct 18. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)

Tomball City Council approved resolutions concerning Pine Woods and Pine Trails subdivisions Oct 18. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)

Tomball City Council approved two resolutions Oct. 18 concerning residential developments Pine Woods and Pine Trails. The council rezoned a 1.9-acre plot in Pine Woods to general retail and approved a development agreement for a public improvement district to include the proposed Pine Trails development.

In a 3-2 vote, with Mayor Gretchen Fagan being the tie-breaking vote, the council agreed to rezone a 1.9-acre plot of land on the southwest corner of Theis Lane and South Cherry Street—part of the existing Pine Woods subdivision—from single-family residential to general retail use. Council members Lori Klein Quinn and John Ford voted against the resolution, and Council Member Derek Townsend was not present at the meeting.


Rezoning of the land to a commercial district was brought before the council previously in July, but it was denied at that time. A representative of the owner of Pine Woods said at the council meeting they intend to build a gas station and small retail stores, such as a bakery, nail salon or convenience store, in the space.

City Council also approved Public Improvement District 13 to include Pine Trails, a 13.38-acre development bringing 50 homes near Brown and Quinn roads, at a Sept. 20 meeting. The council approved a development agreement with Classic Neighborhood-FC Holdings, LLC at the Oct. 18 meeting for the PID.

The PID assessment is expected to be about $2,700 per lot per year for a 15-year term, according to the agenda packet for the Sept. 20 meeting. Improvements associated with the district, including water, storm drainage and detention, and landscaping, is estimated to cost $2.65 million, according to the agenda packet.
By Chandler France

Reporter, Tomball/Magnolia

Chandler joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in June 2021 after graduating with a degree in journalism from the University of Southern California, where he was the executive editor of Annenberg Media. He previously interned with the company in Gilbert, AZ and with the Beacon Project, an investigative reporting team in Los Angeles. Chandler is originally from Laguna Hills, CA.



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