SUBJECT: Petition for the City’s consent to the annexation of 36.26 acres to Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 560.
RECOMMENDATION: Petition for the City’s consent to the annexation of 36.26 acres to Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 560 be approved.
SPECIFIC EXPLANATION: Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 560 (the “District”) was created through TCEQ in 2021, and currently consists of 235.642 acres within Harris County. The District is within the extraterritorial jurisdiction of the City of Houston (the “City”) and has petitioned the City for consent to add 36.26 acres of vacant land, proposed to be developed as single family residential, commercial, and other property, to the District. The proposed annexation tract is located in the vicinity of San Jacinto River Authority Canal, FM 2100, Hare Cook Road and Miller Wilson Road The addition of land to the District does not release it from the City’s extraterritorial jurisdiction.
The Utility District Review Committee has evaluated the application with respect to wastewater collection and treatment, potable water distribution, storm water conveyance, and other public services.
The District has a wastewater collection system and treatment facility. The annexation tract will be provided with wastewater treatment by Crosby Landing Wastewater Treatment Facility. Potable water will be provided by the District.
The nearest major drainage facility for Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 560 is Jackson Bayou, which flows to the San Jacinto River, and finally into the Houston Ship Channel. The proposed annexation tract is partially within the 100 year floodplain (17.2%) and partially within the 500 year floodplain (12.0%).
By executing the Petition for Consent, the District has acknowledged that all plans for the construction of water conveyance, wastewater collection, and storm water collection systems within the District must be approved by the City prior to their construction.
The Utility District Review Committee recommends that the subject petition be approved.
Carol Ellinger Haddock, P. E.
Houston Public Works