Greg Coleman, the land development director for Beazer Homes, said during the meeting that he is looking to develop a new type of home design for the Magnolia area with detached garages and larger lot sizes. He also said they are hoping to have homes under construction by the end of 2020 or the beginning of 2021.
The main entrance for the proposed development is tentatively located on Kelly Road, and a secondary entrance is still undetermined, Coleman said. Beazer Homes also plans to request a petition to be annexed into the city limits at a future City Council meeting, City Attorney Leonard Schneider said during the meeting.
"At that time, when they come to the city limits, they are subject to our Unified Development Code and to our requirements," Schneider said.
Council members approved the petition to be annexed into Montgomery County MUD No. 108 with a 4-1 vote, with Richard Carby, a City Council member and the mayor pro tem, voting against the measure. The petition's passage allows Beazer Homes to purchase the 69-acre property and take the next step toward requesting annexation into city limits, Schneider said.
Coleman said Beazer Homes has also developed Hayden Lakes in the Tomball-Cypress area and has work ongoing in Amira, a new community near the Grand Parkway and FM 2920 in Tomball.