Tomball City Council approved the rezoning of about 18 acres of vacant land at FM 2920 and Tomball Cemetery Road from commercial to planned development at its Nov. 15 meeting. The property will be developed into a 360-unit apartment complex by Creek Road and CTC Residential, multi-family home developers in the Houston area.

The development will include one- and two-bedroom units with amenities such as a pool, fitness center, dog parks and outdoor pavilions, Community Development Director Nathan Dietrich said at the meeting. Dietrich said the developers chose a planned development zoning to adhere to the Tomball aesthetic.

“The reason why [the developers] are asking for this planned development is because they want to solidify and keep within the development, rather than just having a straight zoning for multifamily, that it will maintain and keep that aesthetic appeal for years to come,” Dietrich said.

The apartment units will include quartz countertops, stainless steel appliances, refrigerators, oversized islands, and washers and dryers, said Tolu Akindele, a representative with Creek Road. He said the target market for the apartments is young professionals making $42,000-$60,000 a year.

“We think this is a great opportunity to refresh the current inventory,” Akindele said. “We think this is a great opportunity to provide luxury housing to middle-income Americans.”

The development will include a “Welcome to Tomball” sign on the west side similar in style to the sign located at the corner of Business 249 and FM 2920, the agenda packet shows. No timeline for the development was given at the meeting.