MAP: Here's where new development is taking place in Tomball

Lennar is planning 251 homes for the new Alexander Estates community in Tomball. (Courtesy Lennar)
Lennar is planning 251 homes for the new Alexander Estates community in Tomball. (Courtesy Lennar)

Lennar is planning 251 homes for the new Alexander Estates community in Tomball. (Courtesy Lennar)

More than 1,900 homes are planned in the city of Tomball as part of residential developments that have yet to reach buildout, according to information released June 10 by the city.

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.”
By Anna Lotz

Editor, Tomball | Magnolia & Conroe | Montgomery

Anna joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in May 2016 after graduating with a degree in journalism from Cedarville University in Cedarville, Ohio. In July 2017, she transitioned to editor for the Tomball|Magnolia edition. She began covering the communities of Conroe and Montgomery as well in 2020. Anna covers education, local government, transportation, business, real estate development and nonprofits in these communities. Prior to CI, Anna served as editor-in-chief of Cedars, interned with the National Journalism Center in Washington, D.C., and spent time writing for the Springfield News-Sun and Xenia Daily Gazette.



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