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Developers plan more than 400 new homes in Humble

May 24, 2019

A single-family developer is moving forward with plans to build more than 400 new homes in Humble after it received approval for a variance request on its land Thursday.

The Humble City Council approved the motion for Saratoga Homes and JNC Development — developers of a subdivision called Harmony Cove near the intersection of Will Clayton Parkway and Old Humble Road. The subdivision will be close to the Humble Civic Center.

Saratoga Homes Division President and CCO Jack Bombach said they have built similar homes in the Lake Houston area neighborhoods, such as Fall Creek.

The request allows Harmony Coves to feature a mixed 50-foot wide single family home plat with a 5-foot side yard setback. The development will also have 65-foot wide home plats.

Bombach said he is aiming to have 427 homes in the 96.76-acre Harmony Cove subdivision.

Saratoga Homes is planning on closing on the property by the end of next month.

Bombach said when their development plans get approved by Humble officials they will have a construction timeline.

“We plan on locating the 50-foot (variance) a lot closer to the road in accordance to a good city plan,” Bombach said.

Sale prices for the homes in Harmony Cove would start at $240,000, he said.

Bombach said there would also be plans to integrate a park into the home subdivision that will connect to the city’s trail systems and the nearby existing parks.

Aside from Harmony Cove, Saratoga Homes is also working on another subdivision on Townsen Boulevard called Townsen Landing, which is scheduled to open in 2020.

Saratoga Homes bought the 68-acre property on Townsen Boulevard back in 2014. This subdivision will consist of 357 homes, both single family and townhomes.

Amenities planned for Townsen Landing include an amphitheater and two dog parks.

“The development Townsen Landing is going to be very unique in that we’re actually putting the cars under the homes,” Bombach said. “So your garages are actually under the homes, your homes are elevated and we did that for its proximity to the San Jacinto River. So that way if the river does flood none of the homes will be affected. (Harmony Cove) is more traditional.”

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