By KAROLYN GEPHART
The Planning Development/Zoning Commission approved on May 14 the preliminary plat for the Manvel Town Center. The developer, who has not met publicly with the city council or PDZ, had representatives at the meeting who answered questions about the plat.
The plat contains plans for big box stores, restaurants, and a grocery store. Representatives did not name which large grocery chain would be coming to Manvel.
The developer will be invited to a future council meeting to update the city of their development plans.
Dairy Queen will be moving to Manvel near State Hwy. 288 and State Hwy. 6. The city met with developers during this month and are now able to confirm that the chain will be moving to the intersection.
The new development was discussed by city officials with the city council and members of the planning development/zoning commission during a joint meeting. The meeting was held to discuss current projects and the future of the city. Council also were able to interview city staff about issues they wanted to learn about.
Construction plans have been submitted for two pieces of property just west of Manvel High School on State Hwy. 6. The developers are working with the city on development and construction requirements, but when the project is complete, four spaces will be for available for commercial rent.
Manvel’s housing developments continue to boom while the commercial sector builds potential.
So far in 2018, the city issued five commercial permits.
The largest permit was for Big Horn BBQ which gave the commercial sector a boon at $3.4 million.
The remaining commercial permits are in the city’s extra-territorial jurisdiction and represent $300,000.
Eleven subdivisions have begun in Manvel in various stages since 2005.
To date, they represent 10,083 platted lots. These subdivisions include Lakeland, Sedona Lakes, Pomona, Bluewater Lakes, Newport Lake Estates, Southfork, Rodeo Palms, Yanni Palms, Southpointe Crossing and The Presido.
Meridiana continues to talk to the city about when it will expand.
The Presido has plans for both residential and commercial development.
A 355-acre tract just south of Rodeo Palms is considering residential development.