Hwy. 249 Segment 1B to open
Section 1B of the Hwy. 249 extension is expected to open in spring 2021 from FM 1488 to FM 1774 in Todd Mission, according to the Texas Department of Transportation. The larger $843.8 million project will stretch from FM 1774 in Pinehurst to Hwy. 105 in Navasota once Segment 2 is complete in late 2023. Section 1A opened in August from FM 1774 to FM 1488 in Magnolia. Anna Lotz, Community Impact
A new community totaling more than 700 homes is expected to get underway in 2022, following the purchase of 221 acres of land along FM 1488 in Magnolia by Empire Continental Land, a division of Empire Communities, according to a Feb. 2 press release. The new community is planned near FM 1488 and Iron Ore Road, which is west of FM 1774.
“Magnolia is a growing area and this location can quickly access State Highway 249 and the Grand Parkway,” Empire Continental Land President Steve Sellers said in the release. “We’re looking forward to expanding into this part of the Greater Houston market and developing a signature community that will set a trend for development in this area.” Anna Lotz 2/1/21