This application was approved by City Council on October 14th, 2021. Click here to view the meeting recording.
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Requested Action: The applicant is request two actions: 1) Voluntary Annexation of the subject property at the southeast intersection of Sjolander and I-10. 2) Zoning Map Amendment to the official zoning map to rezone approximately 34.07 acres from an Open Space/Recreation (OR) to a Light Industrial (LI) zoning district.
Applicant: Benjamin Allen
Subject Area: Approximately 59.25 acres of privately-owned land in Harris County, Texas, located generally at the southeast intersection of Sjolander Road and Interstate 10.
Current Use: Vacant
Proposed Use: Detention for proposed development on the tract to the east of the subject property.
Future Land Use Plan: Business Park
Background: City Council approved a Development Agreement for the subject tract during a 2017 unilateral annexation. The Development Agreement permitted the subject area to retain its extraterritorial status for up to 7 years or until any type of subdivision plat is submitted, development occurs, or when the property loses its agricultural, wildlife management, or timber use exemption. At this time, a portion of the property has been developed. Additionally, a portion has been conveyed to new owners who are ready to begin developing the property along with the abutting 199.44 acres east of the subject tract.