The City of Navasota’s growth continues to boom in the first quarter of the new year.
Community Services Director Guadalupe Diosdado talked at Monday night’s city council meeting, first, about the residential side of things.
“There have been 54 new home permits here in the first quarter, that is from January to March. Comparatively over the last five years, the highest was 37 in 2019, and the lowest 7 in 2017. So, quite a jump, and it means we are already halfway to our end of the year number for last year, just in the first quarter of this year,” said Diosdado. “Things are looking good on the residential side, investment total is over $10 million so far, just from the value of those homes going in.”
Things also keep moving on the commercial side, with two highly anticipated new restaurants finalizing their efforts.
“Chicken Express, still in process, it is taking a little longer than they though for some additional survey work. The site has been clear, and they are currently burrowing under Highway 105 for utility connections,” said Diosdado. “Jack In The Box, they have not formally submitted to the city, but they have cleared the land and property, so that is moving forward.”
Diosdado mentioned part of the Jack in the Box project includes the city potentially taking over services to pave and improve a section of County Road 425, which would run alongside the restaurant.
Construction has also begun on Northside Market gas station, located on North La Salle.