League City Council refuses to support Clear Lake Apartments

The League City Council‘s vote against supporting a proposed apartment project effectively killed him.

At the February 24 city council, JMZ Land Co. proposed to build Clear Lake apartments south of FM 518, west of Louisiana Avenue, east of St. Christopher Avenue, and north of Berm Street.

The apartments would have been 72 units with a clubhouse, fitness center, courtyard, playground, picnic area, computer center, and other amenities. Additionally, the apartments would have been part of a tax credit program to be affordable for low-income families, a project representative said.

The development would have represented a $12.2 million investment in League City, created 150 jobs during construction, and generated various forms of revenue for the city.

However, the council members were not on board.

“Our citizens don’t want apartment complexes anymore,” council member Hank Dugie said. “I don’t think that’s something our citizens want.”

Planning and Development Director David Hoover said city staff do not recommend supporting the project. The land where the apartment would be built is zoned for single-family homes, and the city does not typically rezone that land to accommodate multi-family residences, like the proposed apartments, he said.

Council voted against the resolution supporting the development with only Mayor Pat Hallisey in favour. The representative said that without the support of the city, he will not proceed with the development.

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