Lone Star College-Magnolia Center still planned, site pending

LSCS Chief Financial Officer Jennifer Mott said in late January a land purchase deal for a new site location in Magnolia is in the process following previous complications. (Kara McIntyre/Community Impact Newspaper)
LSCS Chief Financial Officer Jennifer Mott said in late January a land purchase deal for a new site location in Magnolia is in the process following previous complications. (Kara McIntyre/Community Impact Newspaper)

LSCS Chief Financial Officer Jennifer Mott said in late January a land purchase deal for a new site location in Magnolia is in the process following previous complications. (Kara McIntyre/Community Impact Newspaper)

While the Lone Star College System prepares to seek approval for new baccalaureate programs from the Legislature, plans for the LSC-Magnolia Center, a satellite campus of LSC-Montgomery, are still in the works.

LSCS Chief Financial Officer Jennifer Mott said in late January a land purchase deal for a new site location in Magnolia is in the process following previous complications.

As previously reported, the LSCS’ plans to build near FM 1488 and FM 1774 in Magnolia were challenged by the Texas Department of Transportation’s proposed Magnolia Relief Route—a loop on the north side of Magnolia—cutting through the property.

“Lone Star College has wanted this center built and completed years ago, and honestly, the holdup this entire time has been just the challenges we’ve encountered in getting a site,” Mott said.

Mott said a decision on the new site located near the previously proposed location is expected to be finalized in the next three months.


The Magnolia Center is a remaining project from the LSCS’ $485 million bond referendum voters approved in 2014. Following the land purchase, design and construction on the $27.7 million project is slated to take two years to complete, setting the center’s projected opening date to fall 2023—a two-year delay from the original date of fall 2021.

Additional reporting by Anna Lotz
By


MOST RECENT

Maverick Remodeling and Construction employees use electronic gauges to determine how well a League City house that flooded from bust pipes is drying. (Jake Magee/Community Impact Newspaper)
Freeze-damaged homes might qualify for property tax reduction

As of March 31, HCAD said it had only received about 150 applications for the exemption.

Managing partners and siblings Bryan Hutson and Teresa Latsis said The Hutson Group is adding sidewalks on Houston Street with plans for other walkability improvements to accompany building renovations from North Elm to Walnut streets. (Anna Lotz/Community Impact Newspaper)
Sidewalks, renovations taking shape on Houston Street in Old Town Tomball

Managing partners and siblings Bryan Hutson and Teresa Latsis said The Hutson Group is adding sidewalks on Houston Street with plans for other walkability improvements to accompany building renovations from North Elm to Walnut streets.

As part of President Joe Biden’s plan to reopen schools safely nationwide, the department’s National School Lunch Program Seamless Summer Option is being expanded beyond the summertime. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
USDA extends free school meals provision through 2021-22 school year

Schools nationwide will be able to serve nutritious meals to all students free of charge regardless of eligibility through June 30, 2022, officials announced.

Appointments for a coronavirus vaccine are not needed at Woodforest Bank Stadium. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Appointments no longer required at The Woodlands-area vaccination hub

Everybody age 16 and up is eligible for a vaccine at the hub.

Desert Industries opened April 15. (Courtesy Desert Industries)
Deseret Industries thrift store now open on FM 1960 in Cy-Fair

The new store opened last week with clothing, home goods and more.

Hurricane Harvey hit the Houston region in 2017. (Vanessa Holt/Community Impact Newspaper)
How Harris County residents can prepare for hurricane season

After the most active hurricane season on record in 2020, Harris County officials said residents should be prepared for the upcoming season starting June 1.

Blake Smith opened Smitty’s Meat Market and Smokehouse in December 2013 in Tomball. This photo is from a December 2014 story in Community Impact Newspaper. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Smitty's Meat Market & Smokehouse to relocate to larger space in Tomball

Smitty’s Meat Market and Smokehouse is planning to relocate to a new facility at 22621 Hufsmith-Kohrville Road, Tomball, from its existing Mahaffey Road site, according to Tomball Economic Development Corp. information.

HCA Houston Healthcare Tomball achieved accreditation as a Center of Excellence in robotic surgery, according to an April 19 press release from HCA Houston Healthcare. (Courtesy HCA Houston Healthcare)
HCA Houston Healthcare Tomball receives robotic surgery accreditation

HCA Houston Healthcare Tomball achieved accreditation as a Center of Excellence in robotic surgery, according to an April 19 press release from HCA Houston Healthcare.