The City of Katy has given its approval for the annexation of just over 182 acres of land into Fort Bend MUD No. 58.
Newland Communities, developers of Cinco Ranch and other master-planned communities, had requested the city consent to the annexation of the land into the MUD to allow for utility development.
Last November, Newland Properties’ Alan Bauer, acting on behalf of property owners Nash Cinco NW, said the property, called the Nash Tract, consisted of 474.978 acres, part of which is in the City of Houston’s ETJ and part in Katy’s ETJ.
In order to “promote the efficient delivery of utilities to the ETJ tract” and “promote regional cooperation,” Bauer asked the City of Katy to release its portion of the property.
“Fort Bend County Municipal Utility District No. 58 is in the process of providing utility services to the Nash Tract and is beginning the process of annexing the Nash Tract into the district,” Bauer said in making the request. “Since the district is located exclusively within the City of Houston ETJ and a majority of the acreage in the Nash Tract is also located within the City of Houston ETJ, the district will be able to deliver utility services to the property more efficiently if the property is also located within the City of Houston ETJ.”
Of the total tract, 182.856 acres was in Katy’s ETJ.
The property in question is located south of Katy on FM 1463, just north of FM 1093.
With the annexation of the tract into the MUD, utility development can begin. Once utilities and necessary infrastructure has been built, the area will be developed into residential homesites for Cinco Ranch NW.