Here’s where the neighbors of the soon-to-be filled and graded Stanley Park subdivision will go, in a larger, adjacent 207-home community dubbed Palisades Park that’s also planned by the floodable rail yard west of T.C. Jester and south of Timbergrove Manor. Unlike the tract next door, it’s almost entirely outside White Oak Bayou’s 100-year floodplain (but still almost entirely inside the 500-year).
Its current occupant: the complex of industrial buildings eyed from the sky at top — which sits behind Grace Bible Church and adjacent to Better Bags, Inc.’s facilities off 11th St. In order to connect to that street, a new roadway would be built through what’s now the church’s parking lot, as indicated in the subdivision map below:
Zooming in, you can see the beginnings of Stanley Park just east of Palisades Park, where Shirkmere Rd. now ends in a cul-de-sac — but will soon be extended southeast through the neighboring neighborhood:
Houston’s planning commission had been scheduled to vote 2 weeks ago on the request to create the Palisades Park subdivision and new public street — but the developer pulled it from the agenda. A public hearing on the plans is now slated for June 21.
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Images: Bowen Land Services/Houston Planning Commission