Convenience store, retail lease space proposed for Spell and Hufsmith-Kohrville roads in Tomball

The Tomball Economic Development Corp.’s Business & Technology Park and residential communities Albury Trails and Alexander Estates—which is currently under construction—are near the property. (Courtesy city of Tomball)
The Tomball Economic Development Corp.’s Business & Technology Park and residential communities Albury Trails and Alexander Estates—which is currently under construction—are near the property. (Courtesy city of Tomball)

The Tomball Economic Development Corp.’s Business & Technology Park and residential communities Albury Trails and Alexander Estates—which is currently under construction—are near the property. (Courtesy city of Tomball)

Tomball City Council members cast their first vote Jan. 18 to approve the voluntary annexation into city limits of 3.1 acres for which future commercial development is slated.

As the land is being annexed into city limits, council members voted on its zoning classification, approving the land use as general retail, which allows for “areas for local neighborhood shopping and service facilities for the retail sales of goods and services,” as opposed to commercial use as requested, which would have allowed for more intensive commercial uses, according to city information.

“The future land-use designation is neighborhood commercial, which is meant for nonresidential uses that complement residential uses,” Community Development Director Craig Meyers said during the meeting.

A convenience store, a gas station and a retail space for lease are proposed for the property, located at the northeast corner of Spell and Hufsmith-Kohrvill roads. The Tomball Economic Development Corp.’s Business & Technology Park and residential communities Albury Trails and Alexander Estates—which is currently under construction—are near the property, Meyers said.

“We wanted to present this project as a higher, sort of upscale retail area, but it does include a [convenience] store,” said representatives of the applicant TN Associates Inc. via the Zoom teleconference meeting Jan. 18. “In terms of architecture, it will match the neighborhood with 100% masonry that would reflect sort of a response to the adjacent residential neighborhood itself.”


The property at Spell and Hufsmith-Kohrville roads is currently home to a single-family residence, according to meeting information.
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.