The following statement has been released by the Texas Department of Transporation Houston District.
“TxDOT is pleased to have reached a negotiated settlement with Union Pacific Railroad and right of way acquisitions are moving forward. TxDOT is diligently working toward having the SH 146 reconstruction project ready and available for letting this coming summer (2018). “
Longtime Seabrook business owner, Vinny Schillaci, has decided to close Neptune Subs later this year. This one of a kind deli has been a Seabrook landmark for years and we are very sad to see it close. Neptune Subs may be most known for their “Bald Mondays” that are held the first Monday of every month. According to Vinny “the more you shine the cheaper you dine!”
We are pleased to announce that both Autozone and CVS are planning to relocate to the new Seabrook Town Center that will be located around the Repsdorph Traffic Circle. Construction on Autozone will begin later this year. More details about when the stores will relocate and open will be announced when it is made available.
Walgreens and TxDOT have reached an agreement and the Seabrook store will be closing later in October 2017. It is unknown at this time when the building will be removed.
While we are sad to see Tookies move across the bridge we are glad this longtime community establishment will be staying in business. Tookies will be moving across to the old Ichibon building in Kemah. Details about the move have yet to be announced.
We are so happy to announce that Mario’s Flying Pizza has found a new location on NASA Parkway in the Seabrook Plaza Shopping Center at 2100 E. Nasa Parkway. Construction on the new site will begin in October 2017.
On Sunday, July 30 the Seabrook Sonic Drive In closed. The City of Seabrook was not given notice prior the closing of the business. At this time we do not have a confirmation if a new Sonic franchise will re-open in Seabrook.
Recently, the city added a new layer to their GIS mapping system that shows residents and businesses the exact schematic of the new highway design. Users can zoom in to see how current businesses will be affected and how existing parcels will be divided. This new tool is useful to landowners who are scouting perspective businesses. The new highway frontage will be extremely appealing to both local businesses and up and coming franchises.
How to view map:
- Go to seabrooktx.gov/gis
- Select View Seabrook Map (City Map-Public)
- In the upper right-hand corner select the Layers Icon
- Scroll down and select HWY 146 Expansion Schematic
You will also notice that you can view other HWY 146 options including the 30′ Setback and the TxDOT Real Property Asset Map.
If you have any questions on how to use the GIS mapping tool please contact our office by email EDC@seabrooktx.gov or by calling (281) 291-5730. We will be happy to assist you.
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.
On Tuesday, December 15, 2015, members from Seabrook City Council, the Planning and Zoning Commission, the Economic Development Corporation and city staff met with the Texas Department of Transportation and other organizations regarding the expansion of State Highway 146. During the meeting, TxDOT informed the City of Seabrook that property appraisals and right-of-way acquisitions on any properties and businesses that will be directly impacted by the expansion of the highway would now begin.
Over the next several months TxDOT will:
- Review property titles for acquisition
- Conduct property appraisals
- Negotiate with property owners
Please note that property acquisition and relocation negotiations must be provided by an approved TxDOT representative. If an individual or business that claims they can negotiate your settlement with TxDOT approaches you please contact TxDOT directly to ensure it is not a scam.
- Business relocation
- Property demolition
- Letting of expansion project (expected to begin Summer 2018)
- Construction (expected to begin Fall 2018)
Right-of-way acquisition negotiations between Union Pacific and TxDOT are ongoing.
The City of Seabrook can assist any business that wishes to relocate within the City of Seabrook. If your business will be impacted by the expansion project please contact the City of Seabrook Economic Development Director, Paul Chavez, to discuss your relocation options by calling (281) 291-5730 or emailing email@example.com.
If you have questions regarding the expansion project you are encouraged to contact the TxDOT Public Information Office by calling (713) 802-5076 or by emailing HOU-PIOwebmail@txdot.gov.
The City of Seabrook will continue to post project updates to our website at www.seabrooktx.gov/146.