Often referred to as Houston’s hidden gem, the once small town of Tomball is now home to a wealthy of trendy cafe’s and restaurants. The city has experienced substantial growth in the past couple of years—fueling the housing market and boosting quality of life. Residents enjoy easy access to everything they need, including a variety of things to see and do
The food truck park, proposed by Greg Breaux, is slated for a 3.4-acre site on the west side of Business 249 between Hirschfield and Alice roads at 27921 Business 249, Tomball, Tomball Community Development Director Craig Meyers said Sept. 17.
Plans for the food truck park include spaces for 13 food trucks, a turf field, a dog park, a parking area, seating and permanent restrooms, Meyers said.
City Council members are expected to vote Monday regarding a conditional-use permit for a mobile food court, according to the meeting agenda. Council members unanimously approved the conditional-use permit on first reading during the last meeting Sept. 17.
“The site is currently undeveloped; it used to be a car dealership,” Meyers said.
“I feel that Mr. Breaux should be allowed to operate the food truck park next to the Breaux Machine shop that his grandfather owns. The Breaux family has contributed in many ways to this community over the years,” said Fred Sembera, owner of Pecos Grilling Co., during the public hearing Sept. 17. “Some may ask why I’d be in favor of another food provider coming into my town. Many of my customers come from the Magnolia area, because they say there are only a few places to choose from [there]. By having more places to choose from, it makes us all better.”
City Council voted in January 2017 to allow mobile food courts inside city limits as long as prospective business owners obtain conditional-use permits, Community Impact Newspaper previously reported. The city’s ordinance requires that a food truck park includes a designated eating area for customers, permanent restrooms on-site, 10 feet of space between each truck and parking spaces for customers. Additionally, trucks can only park for a maximum of six months at a time.
The city’s first food truck park, 403 Eats, opened in June 2017 at 403 E. Main St., Tomball, and is owned by Gretchen and Mike Fagan.
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