Although Tomball Community Development Director Craig Meyers said in June that most meetings with developers have dropped off or been held virtually during the coronavirus pandemic, the city has continued to see new interest.
“I haven’t seen any changes. In fact, I’ve seen, if anything, an uptick, especially in residential. Our permits are up,” Meyers said. “[The developments] were already on their way before the pandemic hit, so they didn’t slow down. ... There’s still excitement for development in this area; there’s still interest for development in this area that I’ve seen.”
Wood Leaf Reserve is perhaps the newest proposed development in the city, adding 299 homes and 4 acres of commercial space near Theis Lane. Representatives with Chesmar Homes, the builder for the proposed community, presented to council June 16.
“There may be a little slowdown months from now. I don’t know,” Meyers said. “There could be a trickle effect six months down the road.”