At its Oct. 16 meeting, Tomball City Council approved on first reading an ordinance to rezone two tracts of land to a planned development district. Multiuse development The Shoppes at Cottage Green is proposed for the rezoned site located at Hwy. 249 and Brown-Hufsmith Road.

In a nutshell

Two tracts of land totaling 48.95 acres are set to be rezoned to planned development district from a mixture of zoning types, according to the Oct. 16 packet. The rezoning request was made by Par Real Estate Holdings LLC, which is represented by HMF-Americana LLC.

The land is anticipated to be used for a multiuse development called The Shoppes at Cottage Green, which will include a mix of retail, restaurant and office uses, a public plaza and courtyard, multifamily units, and single-family homes, according to the agenda packet.

The details

According to the agenda packet, the residential options for The Shoppes at Cottage Green will include:

  • Veranda homes: two-story structures with six attached homes—four one-bedroom units on the first floor and two two-bedroom unit on the second floor
  • Patio home duplexes: single-story structures with two attached homes
  • Cottages: single-story, single-family detached houses

Amenities for residents will include a community and fitness center, a pool, porches, pickleball courts, a dog park and wash station, and open lawn areas, according to the agenda packet. The development will be located at the northwest tract of land, while the southeast tract of land is set to be used for off-site detention.

What else?

The applicant is also working on drafting a development agreement with the city, Community Development Director Craig Meyers said during the Oct. 16 meeting.

Quote of note

“I see a lot of these [developments]. I think they’re unique; they’re different,” council member Mark Stoll said during the Oct. 16 meeting. “They provide an interesting product into a community that Tomball right now doesn’t necessarily have. ... I’m in favor of it.”

Stay tuned

A second and final reading of the ordinance to rezone the land should take place at council’s next meeting Nov. 6.

View the Oct. 16 agenda packet below.