Katy says ‘no thanks’ to housing project

A plan to add more low income housing west of Houston is coming under fire by neighbors, and city leaders in Katy. The idea is to build a new apartment community on 13 acres just outside Katy’s city limits.

The proposed complex would be on the east side of Katy Fort Bend Road and directly north of Grand Harbor Drive. A company, WP West Development Enterprises out of Charlotte, North Carolina, has filed an application with the state to build that housing project at the location. But the city of Katy says, not so fast.

Just beyond Bobby Travis’s back fence is the property where the apartments could be built.

He said, “In general, I do not like the idea of a low income housing project being built in my backyard.”

Travis worries about it hurting property values and about the crime that he fears could come with new, low-income neighbors. If approved by the state, the 176 unit complex would be built on about 14 acres here.

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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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