Every day is a spectacular new day in Manvel, Texas.
What’s New in Development:
Sedona Lakes is still expanding and we are hoping for an agreement between the GWCA and the surrounding developers in order to go forward.
Southpointe Crossing (just East of 288 and North of the frontage property on Highway 6) and the City are working out the details in the very last agreement that must be completed and find that there are just a couple of final items to approve and we feel confident that dirt will being moving soon. It is our understanding that a “luxury car dealership” is interested in building on part of the land facing the feeder of 288.
Bluewater Lakes opened their model homes and are very close to repairing the damage caused by Harvey to their detention pond. As they do, we are seeing the pillars for the entrance come along and, I am very pleased with their appearance from Highway 6. This is the face of Manvel rising right before us.
It has been said that whatever people see along Hwy 288 coming from both North and South and along Hwy 6 will be what they believe the City of Manvel to be. Therefore, the developments along these two major transportation corridors have to look dynamic so that our visitors will have a good impression of our community.
On the West side of Hwy 288, we have Rodeo Palms and behind that development are two other subdivisions, Newport Lake Estates and Yanni Palms.
Before leaving the West side, there is Pomona, a master planned development with 1,900 lots to be built. We were just approached by the developer about their modifying the percentages of lots in the development to allow for an increased variety of housing types to accommodate the area’s housing market.
Fronting on Highway 6 on the West side, Weitzman Development is promising their large retail project and, if you remember, at a public hearing during annexation time, the promise of our first HEB store. To their West we have a proposed residential developer that is very close to submitting plans for his development.
We have had conversations with the Meridiana developer about their timeline for development within the city limits of Manvel and we look forward to our long- term relationship with them continuing into the future.
Our established neighbors North and South of Hwy 6 off of FM 1128 and Masters Road are keeping the traditions of larger lots and acreage with livestock, alive and cherished.
To the far East in the City limits, we have promise of several companies that will require large spaces to operate their businesses.
Don’t forget that the City is looking to plan a City Center that will unite all of our diverse developments and neighborhoods. There is nothing “cookie cutter” about our town. In the recent past and probably still today you are hearing that we are exploding with developments. We are. It is the most exciting time in our history since the early 1900’s. Join me in celebrating this growth and the fact that we can also claim to have our country flavor if so desired.
I think it important for all of our citizens to know what is happening in our City. Each month I will try to touch on the different areas that are evolving. We will be improving our communication skills through our Facebook page, our web and monthly through our local Manvel Reporter News. In February, we hired Lora-Marie Bernard as a media consultant in order to help us “get the word out.” Welcome Lora-Marie!
Don’t forget the Easter Eggstravaganza that will be held in Croix Park from 2:00 – 400 p.m. on March 24. Also, consult the City website for the rules for The Big Scramble – Easter Scavenger Hunt with an opportunity to win a $400 Visa gift card, a $150 Visa gift card and 10 runner ups to receive Manvel Easter Eggstravaganza 2018 T-Shirts!
Mayor Debra Davison