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Woodridge Forest/Perry Homes Update 2

Woodridge Forest/Perry Homes Update 2

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~ 1 week, 3 days ago   Nov 01 2019, 11:16am 
 
Houston City Council Member Dave Martin would like to make residents in the Kingwood community aware that conversations are occurring at the highest level of leadership within Perry Homes, regarding the future of Woodridge Village. The developer is looking to do something over and beyond what they have already committed to in their memo provided to the City of Houston on October 17. While Council Member Martin was visiting St. Martha's Catholic School and Bear Branch Village, yesterday, October 30, Perry Homes was working on their Detention Pond 2, inspecting their existing silt fencing and installing new silt fencing as well as installing hay bales at their intake, and removing sediment from their outfall structure.
 
In response to these most recent actions taken by Perry Homes, Council Member Martin would like to reiterate what he stated at the Kingwood Town Hall meeting held on October 17. As a non-engineer, Council Member Martin believes that it is in the best interest of the Kingwood community that Perry Homes abandon the site and stop all development of Woodridge Village. Once abandoned, the Woodridge Village property would be used solely for the purposes of drainage detention. If abandonment is not an option for Perry Homes, Council Member Martin suggests that Perry Homes agree to sell the property at a discounted rate to interested agencies like the City of Houston and/or Harris County Flood Control District (HCFCD) to be used a detention facility. This detention facility would be used to protect downstream communities from the drainage of upstream development.
 
HCFCD is currently near the middle of their Kingwood Drainage Study (F-14), which is a part of the 2018 Harris County Flood Control Bond. As part of the study, HCFCD is reviewing existing level of service of existing ditches and possible alternatives to accommodate 100-year flood events which may include an expansion of the Kingwood Diversion Ditch. HCFCD plans to host a Kingwood Drainage Study progress meeting this December. Once a date has been scheduled, the District E Office will provide that information to the community.
 
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Author Photo billcherie2 Active Indicator LED Icon
~ 1 week, 3 days ago   Nov 01 2019, 11:20am 
Thank you for the update........that's good news I hope ?
 
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~ 1 week, 3 days ago   Nov 01 2019, 11:28am 
@KingwoodDotCom : Thank you for the update!
 
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~ 1 week, 3 days ago   Nov 01 2019, 11:36am 
Houston City Council Member Dave Martin would like to make residents in the Kingwood community aware that conversations are occurring at the highest level of leadership within Perry Homes, regarding the future of Woodridge Village. The developer is looking to do something over and beyond what they have already committed to in their memo provided to the City of Houston on October 17. While Council Member Martin was visiting St. Martha's Catholic School and Bear Branch Village, yesterday, October 30, Perry Homes was working on their Detention Pond 2, inspecting their existing silt fencing and installing new silt fencing as well as installing hay bales at their intake, and removing sediment from their outfall structure. In response to these most recent actions taken by Perry Homes, Council Member Martin would like to reiterate what he stated at the Kingwood Town Hall meeting held on October 17. As a non-engineer, Council Member Martin believes that it is in the best interest of the Kingwood community that Perry Homes abandon the site and stop all development of Woodridge Village. Once abandoned, the Woodridge Village property would be used solely for the purposes of drainage detention. If abandonment is not an option for Perry Homes, Council Member Martin suggests that Perry Homes agree to sell the property at a discounted rate to interested agencies like the City of Houston and/or Harris County Flood Control District (HCFCD) to be used a detention facility. This detention facility would be used to protect downstream communities from the drainage of upstream development. HCFCD is currently near the middle of their Kingwood Drainage Study (F-14), which is a part of the 2018 Harris County Flood Control Bond. As part of the study, HCFCD is reviewing existing level of service of existing ditches and possible alternatives to accommodate 100-year flood events which may include an expansion of the Kingwood Diversion Ditch. HCFCD plans to host a Kingwood Drainage Study progress meeting this December. Once a date has been scheduled, the District E Office will provide that information to the community. www.facebook.com/cou ncilmemberdavemartin /
 
@KingwoodDotCom : I sure hope Perry Homes will abandon and let the land be used for a detention facility. kW and Porter would benefit.
 
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~ 1 week, 3 days ago   Nov 01 2019, 11:37am 
I think Martin and the City of Houston should have a moratorium on any new building in Kingwood until a thorough Flood study is done.
 
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~ 1 week, 2 days ago   Nov 02 2019, 7:18am 
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I pray that Martin follows through with this and not just temporarily push the issue just for votes!!!!
 
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~ 1 week, 2 days ago   Nov 02 2019, 7:28am 
I think Martin and the City of Houston should have a moratorium on any new building in Kingwood until a thorough Flood study is done.
 
@KAGO : The construction is taking place in Montgomery County, so therefore the COH has no jurisdiction there nor does Dave Martin have any direct influence on what happens.
 
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~ 1 week, 2 days ago   Nov 02 2019, 7:45am 
So he wants a business to take a loss for a County they are not doing business in?
 
Does he realize how dumb that sounds?
 
Where was the same anger about wanting HEB to abandon their growth at Town Center and sell the land to Houston at a discount to put a retention pond in?
 
Noooo that expansion was celebrated.
 
Do not ask others to do what you yourselves dont
 
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~ 1 week, 2 days ago   Nov 02 2019, 8:02am 
What a tragedy that all that forest was torn out.
 
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~ 1 week, 2 days ago   Nov 02 2019, 8:05am 
Perry Homes is not going to abandon that property and they're not going to take a loss. They are all about the money.
 
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~ 1 week, 2 days ago   Nov 02 2019, 8:05am 
@jessejrd : bingo. Martin just wants all his perks to continue. I bet he and his family enjoyed all those FREE World Series Suite tickets they got.
 
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~ 1 week, 2 days ago   Nov 02 2019, 8:06am 
Perry Homes is not going to abandon that property and they're not going to take a loss. They are all about the money.
 
@sweetie : as is ALL business. Including ones we all work for, shop at, our homes, our roads, etc.
 
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~ 1 week, 2 days ago   Nov 02 2019, 8:37am 
Thank you for the update. Martin cannot do it by himself. Where is the Harris County leadership in this fight?
 
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~ 1 week, 2 days ago   Nov 02 2019, 8:42am 
Thank you for the update. Martin cannot do it by himself. Where is the Harris County leadership in this fight?
 
@jrjtex : harris county, city of houston, neither has jurisdiction in Montgomery County.
 
If the COH or Harris County had wanted the land they could have bought it BEFORE the developers.
 
Your city, your county didnt then nor now care about the impact
 
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~ 1 week, 2 days ago   Nov 02 2019, 8:57am 
Agreed. Unfortunately it's too late. The neighborhoods cannot even handle a simple thunderstorm anymore.
 
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~ 1 week, 2 days ago   Nov 02 2019, 9:11am 
I believe the Woodridge site was a low lying retention site to begin with. It was a bad site to build a subdivision and a poor investment. They built it up in an attempt to keep their site from flooding. The area around this site, half of Kingwood, has been made into the new "retention area." Repeated flooding will only get worse no matter how many ponds they build on their land. The businesses, schools and homes in the area will be abandoned eventually. There's no future for Kingwood if this is left broken. It's better to stop, get what you can and salvage your reputation than to continue on this path!
 
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