Howard Hughes Corp. Donates Land for Gosling Road Bridge and Roadway Improvements
THE WOODLANDS, TX — Commissioner R. Jack Cagle of Harris County Precinct 4 and Commissioner James Noack of Montgomery County Precinct 3 have entered into an interlocal agreement for the construction of a new Gosling Road bridge and roadway over Spring Creek and additional drainage improvements. The Montgomery County and Harris County improvements require additional property for the roadway and new detention facilities to meet the drainage criteria. The Howard Hughes Corporation® (NYSE: HHC) is donating a total of approximately eight acres of land for project improvements.
The new improvements will complete the boulevard section of the roadway from Gatewood Reserve Lane in Montgomery County to Creekside Forest Drive in Harris County, all located in The Woodlands.
“We appreciate the willingness of The Howard Hughes Corporation in working with us and keeping this project moving forward,” said Commissioner Noack. “When we all work together, we are better stewards of taxpayer dollars. We are excited to get this project going which will greatly improve safety and mobility along this thoroughfare in our community.”
Commissioner Cagle added, “I certainly appreciate the generosity and civic-mindedness of The Howard Hughes Corporation in donating the land that allows us to complete the Gosling Road bridge improvements and the crucial drainage improvements. With their help, we will significantly improve commuting in the area.”
Upon completion, the bridge will be dedicated to the late Calvin T. Ladner, a local civil engineer whose company, LJA, Inc. is designing the roadway improvements. Ladner and his company designed much of the infrastructure in The Woodlands over the last 30 plus years including The Woodlands Waterway®, multiple major thoroughfares and collector streets, neighborhoods and numerous water, sewer and drainage facilities for Howard Hughes, the San Jacinto River Authority, and local MUDs.
“We are committed to The Woodlands and are pleased to donate this acreage for the betterment of our infrastructure in the community,” noted Dan Kolkhorst, Vice President, Land Development for Howard Hughes. “We applaud Montgomery County and Harris County for working together on these enhancements. The Gosling Road bridge and roadway serve as an integral thoroughfare for both counties. The improvements will add ease and convenience to the flow for drivers along Gosling Road.”
The Woodlands is a 28,500-acre master planned community located 27 miles north of downtown Houston. Throughout its 47-year history, The Woodlands has led the way among master planned communities that practice environmental preservation. It is home to 119,000 people, and over 66,000 people work in the community. The Woodlands is one of the most successful master planned communities in Texas and the nation. The Woodlands was named “Trailblazer of the Year” in 2018 by the Greater Houston Builders Association. The community was also named “Humanitarian of the Year” in 2019, 2017, 2016 and 2007 and “Master Planned Community of the Year” in 2015, 2010 and 2007 by the Greater Houston Builders Association. For more information, visit www.thewoodlands.com. For additional details, find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.
The Howard Hughes Corporation owns, manages and develops commercial, residential and mixed-use real estate throughout the U.S. Its award-winning assets include the country’s preeminent portfolio of master planned cities and communities, as well as operating properties and development opportunities including: the Seaport District in New York; Columbia, Maryland; The Woodlands®, The Woodlands Hills®, and Bridgeland® in the Greater Houston, Texas area; Summerlin®, Las Vegas; and Ward Village® in Honolulu, Hawai’i. The Howard Hughes Corporation’s portfolio is strategically positioned to meet and accelerate development based on market demand, resulting in one of the strongest real estate platforms in the country. Dedicated to innovative place making, the company is recognized for its ongoing commitment to design excellence and to the cultural life of its communities. The Howard Hughes Corporation is traded on the New York Stock Exchange as HHC.