The initial steps at a new, large neighborhood in Grimes County have been taken.
County Road and Bridge Engineer Harry Walker presented a plat for the first section of a subdivision to be dubbed “The Cedar’s,” which would be right at FM 1774 and Highway 105 intersection near Plantersville.
“Section 1 consists of 130 lots, these are one-acre lots. They have also posted bonds for both construction of the water, and construction of the road improvements,” said Walker. “Water improvements, the bond amount in that case is $766,863, and the road improvements is $2,850,689 total.”
He said they have worked n the project for a little over a year, and the plat has been approved by Plantersville City Council.
Walker was asked where the neighborhood will get all their water, as it grows into a 500+ home subdivision. He says the contractors planning documents show a new water plant being available, as the neighborhood grows toward its full size.
“Eventually, his will be around 600-700 homes, but they will need additional water supply…hey are already coordinating with Dobbins-Plantersville Water Company to determine where that will need to go,” said Walker. “The water plans include provisions to accommodate that. The main water line through the subdivision is a 12-inch line, which will tie into that new plan. Whereas, the existing line they are connecting to, is only a 6-inch line.”
He says a dry hydrant has been included in the plans, and approved.
Walker added that fire hydrants will be able to be added later, as the 12 inch line is installed with the bond improvements.