By Zac Ezzone, Community Impact Newspaper
The Army Corps of Engineers is soliciting comments for a proposed 331.45-acre development that would fill in wetlands and streams near the West Fork of the San Jacinto River in Kingwood, which experienced significant flooding during Hurricane Harvey.
According to the public notice issued by the Corps, the development—which is being proposed by Houston-based company Romerica Investments—includes a 107.41-acre marina and resort district, along with a 136.93-acre residential development and additional land for commercial development and a Woodland Hills Drive extension.
According to project information from the Corps, the development site is just north of River Grove Park and west of Clubs of Kingwood, both of which sustained significant flooding during Hurricane Harvey.
Because of the widespread flooding Kingwood experienced during Harvey, many residents have expressed concerns regarding how this project could affect flooding in the area, Houston City Council Member Dave Martin said. READ MORE