A planned unity development could be built in Rosenberg, but not until it gets approval from Fort Bend County first.

At the Rosenberg City Council workshop meeting Tuesday, council members discussed the proposed Bamore Farms PUD.

The development would be located south of U.S. 59 at Cottonwood School and Stella roads, mostly in the city limits.

The property consists of 281 acres and 800 proposed lots. The developer would like to plat all 55-foot wide lots on this tract, as opposed to the city standard of 60-foot wide lots.

This item was brought to council last month, which sparked concerns about drainage in the proposed PUD.

“My issue was that there’s a creek that has about 150 feet of floodway that runs through the property, and the detention pond would be adjacent to the creek,” council member Jacob Balderas noted. “What have (developers) done to address those concerns?”

City Engineer Charles Kalkomey said the PUD’s drainage concept must go through an engineering study with Fort Bend County in order to move forward with development.

Balderas said he didn’t feel comfortable moving forward with the proposed PUD without Fort Bend County’s approval.

“If anything goes wrong, the city is responsible,” he reminded council.

Council members Richard Olson, Steven DeGregorio, Isaac Davila and Tim Anders agreed.

“I have concerns about the flooding,” Anders echoed. “You got that creek running right down the middle (of the proposed development). We need to surpass (county) standards.”

City Manager John Maresh said completing the drainage study is part of the process.

Ultimately, council agreed to move forward with the PUD’s creation, so long as it meets county standards.

Because this was a workshop meeting, no action was taken on this item.

The next regular Rosenberg City Council meeting will be held via Zoom teleconference on Aug. 4.

Citizens will not be allowed to attend council meetings, but can still ask questions via letters, telephone or email.

Email comments to dswint@rosenbergtx.gov.

Meetings can be watched live on the city’s YouTube Channel “RosenbergTXGov,” on the city’s website at www.rosenbergtx.gov/tv, and on Comcast Channel 16 for residents within the city limits.

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