Proposed apartments draw protests from neighbors in Fort Bend

A proposed apartment project for low- to moderate-income tenants in Fort Bend County has drawn protests from a slew of local residents, government officials and economic development groups.

Carmel, Ind.-based Pedcor Investments is seeking a $1.3 million annual federal low-income housing tax credit for The Landings at Westheimer Lakes, proposed north of Canyon Fields Drive and west of FM 723 near Richmond.

On Wednesday, the Katy Area Economic Development Council issued a resolution to oppose the 96-unit project, after the homeowners association of the Westheimer Lakes subdivision near the project wrote Pedcor last month to voice concerns that the project “generated a high level of anxiety” among homeowners.

Residents have signed a petition and set up a Facebook page to protest the project.

He said opposition also has come from Lamar Consolidated Independent School District Superintendent Thomas Randle, Fort Bend County Precinct 3 Commissioner Andy Meyers, Greater Fort Bend Economic Development Council President Jeff Wiley and state Rep. John Zerwas, R-Katy, during recent company representatives’ meetings with them.

He cautioned that official opposition could be in violation of federal laws on fair housing.

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About Bob Voelker

Head of the Munsch Hardt (Dallas law firm) Hospitality & Mixed Use Development Group, and former developer of affordable housing. I'm i
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