Right-of-way acquisition began in January 2016 and Seabrook will start to see storefronts closed and demolished in 2017. Taco Bell/KFC will close their doors at the end of January 2017 and shortly after the Seabrook House of Flowers will be relocating the Pelican Plaza off NASA Parkway across from Endeavor Marina.
As the year progresses residents can expect additional dining and retails stores along the highway corridor to either close or relocate. All the storefronts currently located on the west side of the highway will be impacted. To help retain businesses the Seabrook Economic Development Corporation (SEDC) in conjunction with the City of Seabrook is actively engaging with the businesses that will be affected.
The SEDC has been and will continue to work with development groups to identify suitable property within Seabrook to accommodate business relocation. The SEDC is also seeking developers who see potential growth in our area as a result of the expanded highway. Seabrook is prime for new development due to it’s proximity to Houston, NASA, the petrochemical industry, and the port region in addition to being a gateway for tourists who visit Space Center Houston, Galveston, Kemah and the new cruise terminal.
If you are a business that will be impacted by the expansion project you can expect to receive a letter from TxDOT. If you receive correspondence from other agencies other than TxDOT offering relocation assistance or other opportunities and you have questions about what they are offering you may contact Paul Chavez, (281) 291.5730, with the SEDC, who can help answer your questions.