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I know that Wal-mart bought the property between Bellaire and 1093 on the west side. Construction of a new Super Wal-mart was supposed to break ground in January this year. I know they had permit issues due to their bright parking lights and lost. Anyone hear any news on if they are still building?

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The area for the Wal-mart (the two sections from Bellaire to 1093) on the west of Grand Parkway are open land.........it would actually be a great location for them with all the traffic from the WestPark and up/down Grandparkway.........

We just hope they have to use directional soft lights............

I am also hoping that Wal-mart would have to keep a topnotch store.........it would be very convenient.

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Here is the latest...........

A Super-Walmart will start construction Jan. 2007........The issue they had with the brightness of the parking lot lights has been resolved.............(I already see a bulldozer working in the area)

As Wal-Mart has commited, here are other business' that are getting on board.......

Movie Complex 8-10 theater.......(Commited)

Whataburger........(Commited)

Papadeaux's...........(in possible talks or just a wish rumor)

These will all be on the west side of Grand Parkway between Bellaire and 1093.........

With Wal-Mart as the leader, I expect a lot of business' to show interest in this area.........

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Here is the latest...........

A Super-Walmart will start construction Jan. 2007........The issue they had with the brightness of the parking lot lights has been resolved.............(I already see a bulldozer working in the area)

As Wal-Mart has commited, here are other business' that are getting on board.......

Movie Complex 8-10 theater.......(Commited)

Whataburger........(Commited)

Papadeaux's...........(in possible talks or just a wish rumor)

These will all be on the west side of Grand Parkway between Bellaire and 1093.........

With Wal-Mart as the leader, I expect a lot of business' to show interest in this area.........

walmart has nothing at all to do with other businesses being interested in this area it is the affluent neighborhoods and cheaper land and the population growth of the immediate area and county. Guaranteed success out there.

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walmart has nothing at all to do with other businesses being interested in this area it is the affluent neighborhoods and cheaper land and the population growth of the immediate area and county. Guaranteed success out there.

Never heard of shadow retail? Other businesses locate around a Wal-Mart because it acts like a very powerful anchor. It gets a whole lot of traffic, and everybody wants a piece of it.

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Yeah, why are they going to have another theater out here? AMC at Katy Mills has 24 screens, Cinemark on I-10 @ 99 has 20, and the Alamo Drafthouse on Mason Road has 8 or 10 (can't remember). Do we actually need more? Maybe this area will compete more with that H-E-B Center in front of Seven Meadows. Too bad this isn't in Katy I.S.D., but in the rural district south of it (Lamar C.I.S.D.)

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Yeah, why are they going to have another theater out here? AMC at Katy Mills has 24 screens, Cinemark on I-10 @ 99 has 20, and the Alamo Drafthouse on Mason Road has 8 or 10 (can't remember). Do we actually need more? Maybe this area will compete more with that H-E-B Center in front of Seven Meadows. Too bad this isn't in Katy I.S.D., but in the rural district south of it (Lamar C.I.S.D.)

Lamar CISD won't be so rural anymore in a decade :)

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I think he is talking about the intersection below:

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The Map is from Google Earth

I just cant believe that the Katy area has 3 super Wal-Marts now... WOW

I am going to show a little update on the area around this Walmart:

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New Development Less Than A Mile Away:

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Seriously, the Grand Parkway needs to start construction as a freeway to US 59 now!

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From the website:

- Bellaire to be extended west to FM 1463

- 40,000 homes to be developed within a 5 mile radius

- Just south of Cinco Ranch

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Here is a a PDF:

Shoppes at Bella Terra

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They have the Westpark Tollway curving up and connection with I-10 (at Pederson Road). I didn't know it was going to be that long of a roadway. Also, they have Kingsland and Katy-Gaston Road going west of the Westpark Tollway (when it is going north), too. Those are some big plans.

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I actually live in the neighborhood right off of canal by bellaire. A lot of the people do not want this. Its been proven that Walmarts will drop the property value and raise the crime rate. Great just great. Sorry to be so mad we do not want it. :angry2:

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I actually live in the neighborhood right off of canal by bellaire. A lot of the people do not want this. Its been proven that Walmarts will drop the property value and raise the crime rate. Great just great. Sorry to be so mad we do not want it. :angry2:

Coincidence,

I commented about how not everyone likes Walmarts popping up and I got shot down like an airplane! :wacko:

See Sugarland topic.

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South Grand Parkway drivers:

For those of us that drive south on Grand Parkway to 90A or Hwy 59 and back everyday, the addition of the Kroger's at Mason (Waterside Estates) and the Wal-mart and Lowe's at Bellarie will be a blessing. I am so tired of fighting the traffic at HEB and Home Depot on Fry.

Hopefully, having more options will even out the traffic up and down Grand Parkway.

Also, the newer Walmarts are well maintained..........it can't look any worse then the HEB color scheme......LOL......

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South Grand Parkway drivers:

For those of us that drive south on Grand Parkway to 90A or Hwy 59 and back everyday, the addition of the Kroger's at Mason (Waterside Estates) and the Wal-mart and Lowe's at Bellarie will be a blessing. I am so tired of fighting the traffic at HEB and Home Depot on Fry.

Hopefully, having more options will even out the traffic up and down Grand Parkway.

Also, the newer Walmarts are well maintained..........it can't look any worse then the HEB color scheme......LOL......

I don't really go down that way, but are they upgrading the Grand Parkway to a freeway? They really need to before traffic starts building up even more.

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I've lived in this subdivision off Canal and Waterlily for 14 years. People here don't want commercial development? WalMart will lower our property value? We've been the armpit off the Grand Parkway for too long. We've self inflicted our lower property values. Change is inevitable. Personally I'm elated that it's a large anchor like WalMart going in and not some one story, strip mall with Jim Bob's liquor and XXX Video, frequent turnover and lack of maintenance. I've no fear this is the best thing that could have happened to us. People need to educate themselves on the matter, not relying on misinformation or heresay, before casting blame on progress.

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I've lived in this subdivision off Canal and Waterlily for 14 years. People here don't want commercial development? WalMart will lower our property value? We've been the armpit off the Grand Parkway for too long. We've self inflicted our lower property values. Change is inevitable. Personally I'm elated that it's a large anchor like WalMart going in and not some one story, strip mall with Jim Bob's liquor and XXX Video, frequent turnover and lack of maintenance. I've no fear this is the best thing that could have happened to us. People need to educate themselves on the matter, not relying on misinformation or heresay, before casting blame on progress.

Khou 11 did a story last night. Seems opinions are split down the middle like always. One resident said she loved the idea of just walking across the street to it and another man was outraged and says they were duped by realtors. Walmart rep says everyone complains at 1st but eventually cave in and come shop. He assured that new red lights are to be installed, boulevards widened, etc. Sounds like a sham to me. All those high property taxes for what? I would be starting a rally against it but sounds as if the 1st shovel has been planted. Time to head for the country! -_-

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Khou 11 did a story last night. Seems opinions are split down the middle like always. One resident said she loved the idea of just walking across the street to it and another man was outraged and says they were duped by realtors. Walmart rep says everyone complains at 1st but eventually cave in and come shop. He assured that new red lights are to be installed, boulevards widened, etc. Sounds like a sham to me. All those high property taxes for what? I would be starting a rally against it but sounds as if the 1st shovel has been planted. Time to head for the country! -_-

It was Channel 13 and they were brought here under false pretenses (by the outraged man). There is a ton of history here that everyone is up in arms about and has nothing to do with WalMart or commercial development. That's what we should be rallying against. I won't bore you with those details but our high turnover in property ownership is HOA related. (The outraged man is our HOA VP.)

Realtors and Home Builders are nothing more than sales sluts that will tell you the grass will be pink; as long as you sign on the dotted line and they make the sale. They have been cautioned many times to stop misleading the public with talk of parks and other recreation areas to be placed on ROWs and easements. They can and will say anything. Just ask them to put it in writing and see what happens.

As a "public" attendee, I've personally attended every one of our MUD meetings since the concept of "WalMart" was put on the table--hence my theory on people educating themselves before casting stones. No sham whatsoever. As for high property taxes, they're not. We even get a certain percentage of annual WalMart revenue to be used to pay off bonds, improve the district, or just use as the district sees fit. Yes, it's all in writing. I'm telling you, it's a win, win situation. A sound wall and green wall, along with huge detention areas will also be erected and separating us. No eye sores here. Construction phases are always unappealing and noisy. The finished product is why people "give in" and shop.

As this IS the country, you can imagine lengthy debates between County and developer over who is responsible for maintaing or improving this or that. At last, we will have our street lights, curbs and curb appeal. Again, this is all in writing and has been agreed upon. I can also understand how in some areas under other conditions, this isn't always the case with WalMart, Kroger, Shopping Centers etc. But in this particular case, it is.

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Unfortunately I was unable to catch the news on the issues and Im not trying to be a nesayer or rude, especially since obviously I dont know all the facts regarding the Walmart.

1) One of my current coworkers previously worked in the real estate business. She has never a Walmart go up in a specific area where it did not lower the property value (not property taxes).

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2) Now this is just an opinion, but when you look out of your window in the morning, where you used to see open fields, do you want to be looking at a wall. I know I wouldnt want to.

Also from what I hear about the show, there was a lady on there that was unhappy because she feels that the area will no longer be safe for her kids to bike ride in the neighborhood, so they supposedly will be moving. Now I cant say that I can blame that on the HOA. I may have my information incorrect but if so I apologize for casting stones, Im just going by the information that I have been shown and told.

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The atmosphere and mood is just not the same shopping at walmart vs another like target.

Really bright super white lights; that's why I prefer target, better atmosphere, more stylish stuff at about the same prices. But obviously not all targets or walmarts are the same, but most of the walmarts have that starkly white sterile feel. Hopefully this one is not.

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1) One of my current coworkers previously worked in the real estate business. She has never a Walmart go up in a specific area where it did not lower the property value (not property taxes).

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2) Now this is just an opinion, but when you look out of your window in the morning, where you used to see open fields, do you want to be looking at a wall. I know I wouldnt want to.

Also from what I hear about the show, there was a lady on there that was unhappy because she feels that the area will no longer be safe for her kids to bike ride in the neighborhood, so they supposedly will be moving. Now I cant say that I can blame that on the HOA.

I totally understand and have questionioned everything you mentioned. Well, here goes the short version:

We don't have an HOA. Two men decided they wanted to keep farm animals, pens, equipment etc on their personal property. They strong armed our community and previous board, then took positions of President and VP. Two men aren't a board or quoram. We've collected no assessments in three years, no annual meetings or elections. We will lose our street lights in a matter of weeks for non payment of the electric bill. Our fountains were turned off immediately to save money. We have to take independent civil action against these two men just to view the records and books of our (ahem) Association. Folks park boats, RVs, abandoned cars and semi trucks in front of their homes for weeks, months and even years on end. Without an HOA or management company for maintenance, I personally spend my own time, energy and expense mowing the North Lake area and its easements, for which I live. This I do because I can't stand to see the grass thigh high nor do I care for the rodents this invites. My husband and I do this to preserve the property value we have left.

Do I think WalMart is going to hurt my property value? Are you kidding me? Do you understand now?

The Grand Parkway wasn't completed or open when I moved in. We knew this area (this particular spot surrounding 99) was slated for commercial development, as did everyone else who purchased here. Peole are crying that they weren't told this in advance...or that Bellaire would eventually extend through!

I don't see the construction because I have homes on the other side of the lake that separates this view. That is where the woman lives that said she feared for her children's safety. That's Canal Road. I specifically chose not to raise my family on a busy street and bought the interior property instead. Common sense. She hasn't lived here that long. Her children were born before buying on that street. Why would you subject your little ones to traffic when you had other choices? Residents haul ass down that particular stretch of street. I hate it. It won't even be used or accessed by the development or shopping center traffic. This is also a street that a certain BUILDER promised to install sidewalks and curbs (incentive for the buyer). They new homeowners on this street (17 of them) had one year to fight this builder and did nothing. So now, not only do they have traffic, but a steep ditch with no sidewalk to look at out their front window and this is their children's play area! Personally, I think this is really why she's moving. It was the view of the completed Grand Parkway that they've always seen. A green wall (a line of many trees) could only be an improvement.

Lakes of Bella Terra sits just behind my subdivision. They start at a half a million dollars. I suppose those in Million dollar homeowners may not normally shop WalMart, but even they are still building with no concern for property value demise.

Wow. Thanks for letting me get that off my chest!!!! :P It wasn't my intent to defame, but I'm due a little ranting after 14 years!

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The atmosphere and mood is just not the same shopping at walmart vs another like target.

Really bright super white lights; that's why I prefer target, better atmosphere, more stylish stuff at about the same prices. But obviously not all targets or walmarts are the same, but most of the walmarts have that starkly white sterile feel. Hopefully this one is not.

Even though there is a Walmart right down the street from our house, my mom likes the Super Target on Westheimer Parkway a lot better. I do, too.

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I just received a letter for a meeting next Thursday 07/19 with our Association (Parkway Lakes). The meeting will be with a Rep. from Moody Rambin (Developer). We can ask questions about this project and will be given a detailed overview.

Anyone have anything they would like to know.

My questions will be:

When will a light be installed at Bellarie/Grand Parkway?

Do to the heavy traffic flow around 5-6 PM, how will a light affect the traffic?

What other business' have commited to this project and schedules?

What other developments will be done to support this project and where.....gas stations, etc.

Plans to extend the Grand Parkway to 59 as a freeway or tollway.

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It's actually a meeting scheduled by our Municipal Utility Destrict (50). Moody Rambin will be there to answer a few questions regarding the development of the commercial site between our neighborhoods. I've heard that the turn lanes and lights are required by the County as a part of the development. Support to the development also includes approximately 11 restaurant/shop pads as part of the 98 acre development. Moody Rambin also owns the southeast corner of TX99 and Bellaire. It's the big field in front of Meadows of Parkway Lakes. I've heard they develop and manage their properties...not just develop and sell.

I too will be at this meeting on the 19th since I live in the District. I have a list of questions as well. This should give us a good idea of what's up and coming in our area.

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Some meeting highlights:

Besides Walmart, a Kohls will in next and I heard them mention a Petsmart too. Traffic lights at Bellaire and Grand Parkway and also a traffic light at Bellaire and the entrance to the Walmart side. De-celeration lanes will be built so thru traffice will be able to flow. Within a year or so their will be a direct entrance from Grand Parkway near 1093, similar to a feeder road.

Lighting is extremely restricted with special fixtures that direct light straight down due to Fort Bend's zoning codes.

Architecture: Walmart will look like a Walmart.......Kohl's will look like a Kohls. The outer buildings will be very nicely done.........

All in all, I believe it will be a very nice shopping center.

I heard no mention of other business' going in.......

No plans at this time for the Property located on the SW corner of Grand Parkway and Bellaire.

A lot of concern about Canal Road, behind the Center, with Big Rig traffic, etc. They will be building a 8-10' wall with trees as sound barriers.....pretty typical in this situation but a lot of unhappy homeowners in that area.

The bad part is waiting until all this is developed to see if it is as told.........I expect 5 years until this Center is mature enough to be architiecturely pleasing.

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Do we really need a Petsmart? I would be much happier with a Best Buy or something like that. For theaters, I hope they put in a Palladium. I have seen some photos of one in SA a few days ago, and they look nice. First, I doubt Cinemark builds a theater or AMC, so that leaves United Artists and company or Palladium.

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Thanks for the info. By chance, do you know anything about the court hearing next week on the HOA status?

This is the first I have heard of this....what is the issue that required a court hearing? Possibly some deception on the part of Deerwood Homes about Parkway Lakes having a HOA? Tell me what you know and I will ask around.......

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Moody Rambin posted an updated PDF file.

Along with the Walmart and Kohl's, there is a Ross, Taco Bell, Chick-Filet, and two banks. Also, the Large parcel that said "Home Improvement" has been broken up into three areas.....big enough for a Best Buy or Bed, Bath and Beyond, Petsmart, etc.........

It looks like I will be able to cross the street and get anything I may need..........way cool!!

http://www.moodyrambin.com/images/proj92.pdf

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So how many new square feet of retail is this for the Katy area? Also, when is the Grand Parkway going to become a freeway? It shouldn't take too long to build it since the overpasses are already there. I suggest they start now, before all of the homebuilders and other developers come in. I wonder what movie theater will be in the space.

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At one time, there was a Lowes planned across from Target on Westhiemer Pkwy @ 99, but now they have divided it up for smaller retail. When I first saw this center and "home Improvement" on the plans, I thought it would have to be Lowes. Guess they couldn't come to terms.

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I saw a movie last night about Walmart, and how they have ruined small town America with their subsidies, and literally running mom and pop's out of business. It was sickening to watch, and see all the lawsuits and laws broken by this company. I wonder if ol' Wally is spinnin' in his grave ?

This is the movie I saw last night, and I seriously think that if this Documentary is correct, that I will give my business elsewhere. http://www.walmartmovie.com/

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