By KAROLYN GEPHART
Manvel Mayor Debra Davison shared news about Manvel at the recent Brazoria County Cities Association (BCCA) Feb. 20 at the Lake Jackson Civic Center.
The meeting is attended by representatives of 18 cities, according to Davison.
Davison shared the news about the City of Manvel purchasing of 150 acres recently near State Hwy. 288 with plans to create a city center complex that will offer services within one central location.
The acreage is in the Sowell Tract, a 600-acre of land that is near the highway across from the Rodeo Palms subdivision. The site is bordered on the north by Del Bello Boulevard and is just west of Pollard Boulevard.
The city identified the property as a potential site to create a “downtown” more than a year ago.
At the meeting, Davison shared that the city is outgrowing City Hall on State Hwy. 6. A stop-gap expansion has begun onsite to create enough space to hire more staff.
Development is underway in the area.
At the current time, 11 residential and commercial developments, representing an estimated 30,000 new residents, are underway, Davison reported.
Davison shared the city logo of City on the Rise and explained that as city officials focus on the future of the area, they never forget to remember their heritage and honor it.
The next monthly meeting of BCCA will be in Manvel.