Bay Area Edition | May 2022

INCREASING TRAFFIC Hwy. 146 is expected to receive more trac just south of NASA Parkway. The following numbers are average daily trac counts.


increase projected 40%


Details: 170-room hotel, 76- room extended-stay hotel, 26,000 square feet of meeting space, 20,000 square feet of waterfront restaurants Cost: TBD Timeline: TBD HOTEL PLANNED UNIT DEVELOPMENT 2

Details: 55 acres to be upgraded with improved walkability, more green space; improvements to 0.75 miles of Main Street Cost: TBD Timeline: TBD OLD SEABROOK DISTRICT UPGRADES 3






SOURCE: TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION COMMUNITY IMPACT NEWSPAPER possibilities to fund the design and implementation, Chavez said. The completion of the Hwy. 146 wid- ening will garner more interest in such developments, ocials said. “If you could go to someone who was here 15 years ago and show them what’s happening now, I think they’d be very shocked, and they would de- nitely notice a major change in our community,” Chavez said.

million, 19.5-acre project will include apartments, retail shops and other commercial buildings built by mid- 2025 around a central plaza with direct Hwy. 146 access, said Gary Johnson, Seabrook resident and project manager for HS Development Group. The plan is to open fast-food restau- rants close to Hwy. 146 with The Edge, but the developer is not limiting itself; sit-down restaurants are also an option, Johnson said. “It can be whatever we want it to be depending on what the market does for us,” he said. Another major project is a hotel

development along NASA Parkway. It will feature hotels, including a Com- pass by Margaritaville; 20,000 square feet of waterfront restaurants; and 12,000 square feet of event venue space, all overlooking Clear Lake with parking below, city ocials said. “We denitely think it’s going to be a plus in revitalizing not only the lake, … but it’ll also revitalize Seabrook,” Cook said of the development. From an economic development perspective, these developments will bring additional sales and property tax dollars into the community in addition to money-spending visitors,

Chavez said. The widening of Hwy. 146 expands Seabrook’s reach in terms of how many people might visit the city, and more people means more dollars, Chavez said. Johnson expects Seabrook’s devel- opment to take o in a couple years. “Seabrook has kind of been a sleepy town, ... but with [Hwy.] 146 nishing, … it’s going to blossom,” he said. On top of these developments, Seabrook is looking to upgrade Main Street in the Old Seabrook District to better accommodate walkability and trac connection with Hwy. 146. The city is exploring grant and partnership

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