Development Still Going Strong in Baytown During Houston's Oil Downturn

The city of Baytown, located just east of Houston, is the location of several bright spots for the regional economy.
July 12, 2016, 9am PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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The Fred Hartman Bridge connects the cities of La Porte and Baytown in Texas.
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"A local developer announced plans Monday for a master-planned community on 189 acres in Baytown," reports Erin Mulvaney.

The project, called Trinity Oaks, is described as the first of its kind in Baytown. According to Mulvaney, "[Trinity Oaks] is the latest in announced projects for booming, blue collar Baytown, which has historically lagged behind the region's westward expansion." The current development cycle is driven by a $30 to $50 billion in petrochemical plant expansion in the city.

Mulvaney and Mark Collette reported on Baytown's boom, occurring amidst Houston's sluggish performance during the oil downturn, back in March.

A separate article on Trinity Oaks by Olivia Pulsinelli includes these additional details about the project: "The first phase of Trinity Oaks will feature 384 new homes, with prices starting in the $250,000s, on 50- and 60-foot homesites. Retail, dining, office and multifamily portions will be developed on outlying parcels. Land previously occupied by Baytown’s Evergreen Point Golf Course will be used for 118 acres of parks and green space."

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Published on Monday, July 11, 2016 in Houston Chronicle
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