This land, with numerous wading birds, migrating birds, frogs toads, river otters, deer, coyote, and other wildlife, situated alongside quiet, uncongested neighborhoods was sold by ExxonMobil to Kinder Morgan and then to Fidelis. Fidelis, then sold 412 acres to Trendmaker Homes, and kept the remainder to build commercial stores and offices.
Many home owners in the Pine Brook, North Fork, and Bay Oaks sub-divisions are outraged by this proposed development for a variety of reasons including promises of adjacent undeveloped land in perpetuity.
1. At the time of purchasing their homes, Friendswood Development assured new homeowners that this land would remain undeveloped land in perpetuity. ( See maps at https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/2040014/ClearLakeMarketplace_Flier.pdf)
2. There are adjacent homeowner concerns about the safety of existing underground storage tanks and old wells, as well as the difficulty of locating all gathering lines to insure there is no current and future soil and water contamination.
3. The development negatively and severely impacts delineated wetlands, home to one of the last prairie pothole complexes in the Houston area.
4. Development will severely impact increased flooding into adjacent neighborhoods when eliminating existing green space and natural wetlands.
5. Traffic at the El Dorado and Clear Lake City Blvd. intersection could be increased by 800+ cars per day. Traffic will be significantly increased and jeopardize the safety of children and adults crossing Clear Lake City Boulevard to go from one side of the Pine Brook neighborhood to the other.
6. Green space along Clear Lake City Blvd. with a significant number of 30-50’trees may be eliminated to build more lanes- increasing traffic noise for adjacent homes and reducing the ambiance of our neighborhood entrances.
7. Abundant developed vacant commercial space exists less than 3 miles from the proposed development. Green space is highly preferred verses more parking lots and commercial buildings.