Tomball City Council approves annexation of 240-acre property at Hwy. 249, Rocky Road

Tomball City Council approved the annexation of 240 acres at Rocky Road and Grand Parkway, east of Hwy. 249, on Dec. 6. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Tomball City Council approved the annexation of 240 acres at Rocky Road and Grand Parkway, east of Hwy. 249, on Dec. 6. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)

Tomball City Council approved the annexation of 240 acres at Rocky Road and Grand Parkway, east of Hwy. 249, on Dec. 6. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)

Tomball City Council approved the annexation of a 240-acre property at the Grand Parkway and Rocky Road, east of Hwy. 249, at its meeting Dec. 6. The property is owned by Lovett Industrial, which plans to develop the property into distribution, light industrial and retail space, Community Impact Newspaper previously reported.

City Council also approved rezoning the property to 231.6 acres of light industrial zoning and 8.4 acres of general retail, and implementing a tax increment reinvestment zone over the development, which is expected to create about 1,300 jobs.


Tomball City Council approved a development agreement with Lovett Industrial Nov. 29, which limits the land uses of the property, according to previous Community Impact Newspaper reporting.

"This is a big step for Tomball," Council Member Lori Klein Quinn said at the Nov. 29 meeting. "It changes a lot going forward."

The city first began negotiations with Lovett Industrial Sept. 7.
By Chandler France

Reporter, Tomball/Magnolia

Chandler joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in June 2021 after graduating with a degree in journalism from the University of Southern California, where he was the executive editor of Annenberg Media. He previously interned with the company in Gilbert, AZ and with the Beacon Project, an investigative reporting team in Los Angeles. Chandler is originally from Laguna Hills, CA.