League City City Council withholds support for Clear Lake Apartments

League City City Council‘s vote against supporting a proposed housing project effectively killed it.

During the February 24 city council meeting, JMZ Land Co. proposed building Clear Lake Apartments south of FM 518, west of Louisiana Avenue, east of St. Christopher Avenue and north of Berm Street.

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

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

Council members, however, were not on board.

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

Planning and development director David Hoover said city officials would not recommend supporting the project. The land on which the dwelling is to be built is designated for single-family homes, and the city has not historically rezoned such lots for multi-family dwellings like the proposed apartments, he said.

The council voted against the resolution supporting development, with only Mayor Pat Hallisey voting in favour. Without the support of the city, the development will not be pursued, the representative said.

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