January 7, 2016
Contact: Lauren Laake (832) 393-3008

Hoston Planning Commission Grants Variance for Scenic Glade Drive

Houston, TX - At its regularly scheduled meeting today, the Houston Planning Commission unanimously voted in support and granted a variance requested by Trendmaker Homes to not extend Scenic Glade Drive, a stub street in the Northfork neighborhood of Clear Lake, into the new residential development known as the Reserve at Clear Lake City.
Council Member Martin spoke at the meeting to support the variance request on behalf of numerous Northfork residents who have vocally opposed the street's extension over the past three years. Residents' primary concerns have centered on the potential creation of hazardous cut-through vehicular traffic in the community if Scenic Glade Drive were to be extended. Of special concern was Scenic Glade's proximity to North Pointe Elementary School and the safety of children playing in the neighborhood and walking to the school.
Leading up to the meeting, the District E office received letters in support of the variance request from the president of the Northfork Community Association representing 1,040 residents as well as from the Clear Creek Independent School District.
Scenic Glade Drive represents the third successful variance request related to the Reserve at Clear Lake City over the past two years. In May 2015, the Planning Commission granted a variance to allow for the non-extension of Jade Green Way after Council Member Martin and a representative of the Pine Brook community voiced residents' concerns. An additional variance allowing for the non-extension of Noble Oak Way, also in Pine Brook, was granted by the Commission in May 2014.

For more information, please contact Council Member Martin's Office at (832) 393-3008.