Crosby changing with Goodwill and apartments

Lots of earth is being moved around to make a new shopping center across the street from Applebees. A wooded section south of the High School will get a Goodwill Industries Center. New apartments will be built behind the ambulance station and High Noon Gun Range on FM 2100.

CROSBY – Change is coming in the form of two new neighbors and their impact has yet to be assessed but they will certainly be significant.

When Goodwill Industries opens their doors in Crosby there will be two major thrift stores seeking bargain hunters and providing for needs in the community. The Goodwill Store and Churches United In Caring. Just months away from completion the store will be central to a hub of activities including the New High School going in behind the extant Wal-Mart.

LDG Development is the driving force behind an income restricted, work force housing apartments currently getting the earth-work done to be between Newport Subdivision at Crosby Volunteer Fire Station #2 and the Jackson Bayou Community.

The access to Newport through the Crosby Fire Department #2 has already been cut but asphalt has not been poured. The Jackson Bayou side has still a few feet of an illegal dump before where a road might be placed.

The Jackson Bayou Community has for years asked Harris County and all local government for another egress out in the event of an emergency other than the one on FM 2100. Now another route will be close.

The Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs, Harris County Housing Finance Corporation, Community Bank of Texas, First Sterling Bank, and LDG Multi-family LLC are funding the $13.5 Million project that is to bring the new low density apartment structures to the area in early 2016.

Harris County Housing Finacnce Corporation has two multi-family bond programs one for qualifying programs in that have 75% of all units occupied by families earning 80% or below AMFI and 5% for special needs tenants.

LDG Development is the developer for Cypress Garden Apartments west of Cloverleaf near Hermann Brown Park, a residential apartment complex generally for those over 50 years.

There is talk of a new residential dwelling going in behind the Straight Off The Road Restaurant in the Newport Subdivision.