SAYING NO TO THE DEVELOPER IN NORTHEAST HOUSTON AND THEY’RE READY TO FIGHT!
The Iniste has learned council members Jarvis Johnson and Peter Brown are preparing to go to war to stop a proposed development in Northeast Houston. A private developer is hoping to build affordable housing at Wayside subdivision. However, councilman Johnson says the development lacks key factors to be truly affordable. He says there will be a mud tax which could lead to foreclosures on those who can’t afford the rising rates. He also says there won’t be enough green space or parks for children to play. Opponebts of the development also say there won’t be enough commercial development around the proposed community to serve the residents. Meanwhile, The Insite has seen documentation showing the city’s administration has supported the development in the past. However, sources say Johnson and Brown have gathered an arsenal to convince the administration otherwise. In the meantime, we’ve also heard at least one high profile attorney has been making rounds at City Hall this week to try and get support for the developer. Calls to the developer for a comment in the past have not been returned. Keep reading the Insite for details…
HERE ARE THE ITEMS ON WEDNESDAY COUNCIL AGENDA-
35. ORDINANCE approving and authorizing Utility Functions and Services Allocation Agreement between the City of Houston and BGM LAND INVESTMENTS, LTD. on behalf of proposed Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 439 - DISTRICT B – JOHNSON
36. ORDINANCE awarding construction contract to BIG STATE, EXCAVATION, INC for Water, Sanitary Sewer and Storm Drainage Systems to serve Section One of the Wayside Village Subdivision, approving and authorizing an assignment of the construction contract to the WOODMERE DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, CIP S-0800-H1-3 & R-0800-H1-3 (DPC-095) – DISTRICT B – JOHNSON
37. ORDINANCE appropriating $117,454.37 out of Water & Sewer System Consolidated Construction Fund and approving and authorizing Developer Participation Contract between the City of Houston and WOODMERE DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, LTD. for Construction of Water and Sanitary Sewer lines to serve development on Wayside Drive, CIP S-0802-38-3 & R-0802-40-3 - DISTRICT B – JOHNSON
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