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DEVELOPMENT UPDATE

At this time, The Herons project is on hold. The most recent flooding event in the Kingwood area brings home the ever-more pressing needs of Lake Houston’s recovery and continued maintenance. Our project will continue to be on hold until the lake infrastructure is restored and enhanced for proper water flow management.

With the recent events, we have devoted all our efforts to the betterment of the existing waterways and working with city officials toward the resiliency of the surrounding area. Our top priority is to create a safe environment to be enjoyed by all residents and provide a pathway for new development on Lake Houston. 

Please visit our new Facebook page for recent updates, events and current news related to Saving our Lake Houston.

Romerica and the team had meetings with the offices of Senator Creighton, Representative Huberty, Representative Phelan and Senator Huffman the week of April 8, 2019 to focus on projects in Kingwood and address flooding, sedimentation, drinking water supply for the greater Harris County region and ecological issues for the Kingwood community and Lake Houston.

Frequently Asked Questions 

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Thank you

 

The Herons, a planned new development on Lake Houston, has been meticulously crafted to honor the natural beauty of the area with respect to the existing community, the forest, and the water.

Incomparable Lifestyle

The Herons will encompass over 364 acres of development, including luxury high-rise living, mid-rise condominiums and lofts, luxury hotels, and premium office and retail space. This remarkable community will be surrounded by a beautiful, natural environment that preserves and protects existing wetlands and conservation easements. A full-range of housing options combined with the unique natural landscape, and a set of first-class amenities makes The Herons one of the premium resort-living destinations in Texas.

Resort Style Living · Luxury Hotels And Accommodations For Guests · Spa And Salon Services · Unique Shopping And Dining Experiences · Fitness Facilities · Premium Office Spaces · Senior Living Options

What Is The Herons?

The vision of The Herons is to create a mixed-use, commercial, and residential development designed around Kingwood’s natural amenities, including waterways, wetlands, and woods.

What are the goals of The Herons?
  • Respect Environment
  • Create Unique Places for Each District
  • Capitalize on Water Assets and Create Long Term Solutions
  • Contribute To The Neighborhoods
  • Create Resilient Design That Creates Long Lasting Value
  • Stewardship in Lake Safety and Water Quality
Location

1. Where is The Herons located?

The Herons is a master-planned development located approximately 20 miles from Downtown Houston, a 14-minute drive from George Bush International Airport. The site is adjacent to the San Jacinto River and Lake Houston. The Herons is convenient to major medical facilities in Kingwood and a short distance from the Woodlands and ExxonMobil Campus. US Highway 59, which connects Downtown Houston to Cleveland, is approximately two miles west of the site.

2. If the Kingwood MOB and environmental permits on North Shore don’t materialize, would there be a consideration to build on South Shoreline of S.J. River or Belleau Wood?

As a developer, we are always looking for opportunities in beautiful, economically viable areas. Our vision for The Herons is based on water and the availability of abundant land with natural amenities, and the current location is the only viable place to accommodate this iconic community and destination. However, if solutions for Lake Houston do not materialize, we may be forced to look at other projects.

Parks, Wildlife and Environment

1. How will the Herons respect the Environment? 

The Herons seeks to preserve and enhance the local environment. Up to 70% of the property will be preserved as an amenity. As opposed to conventional development, which elevates the land and builds outward, The Herons will build a strategic high-density development upward above natural grade that to allow for greater conservation of woods and wetlands.

The site is heavily wooded and well-covered by vegetation. Tree preservation is key to the development and streets are strategically placed to minimize tree clearing. Selective clearing and ponds will be constructed for this purpose.

As an ecologically responsible development, lowland wetlands open space will be preserved as much as possible, allowing vegetation and fauna to remain as important assets of the development.  In addition, the wetlands will be preserved/protected where permissible, mitigated, and integrated into the larger vision of the project to enhance the natural beauty of the site.

Creating a sustainable community with limited impact on the environment is of significant importance to The Herons developer.

2. How will you prevent oils, radiator fluid and other pollutants from automobiles and boats from polluting Lake Houston, which is the source of fresh drinking water for the Houston area?

The Herons has, and always will, respect the valuable water resources of Lake Houston, and like all new developments and current uses along the banks of the lake and river, will adhere and support current rules and regulations imposed by local agencies on development along these important water bodies.

In addition, the developer has investigated, and plans to implement floating wetland treatments to aid in this effort. This system of special floating platforms, (Floating Treatment Wetlands), will provide habitat and clean the water of the two marinas by creating a natural “concentrated” wetland effect, using plants and naturally occurring bacteria. This is a new and powerful tool for monitoring and safeguarding the health of water and aquatic life, which was first tested in particularly polluted lakes and today has become popular even in the heart of some cities.

*View The Herons Information Packet for more information

3. What Environmental Permit was Submitted? What kind of 404 permit was requested by Romerica, General or Individual permit?

The Herons applied for an Individual permit, which is reviewed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). USACE evaluates applications under a public interest review, as well as against the environmental criteria set forth in the Clean Water Act Section 404(b)(1) Guidelines, which are regulations promulgated by the EPA. For more information on the Section 404 Permit Program please see: https://www.epa.gov/cwa-404/section-404-permit-program

The wetland delineation has been completed and was verified by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) as of May 10, 2018.  The Corps has received the Interim Hydrogeomorphic (iHGM) Assessment and Level 1 Stream Assessment but has not verified the contents of these reports.

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) certification is required. Concurrent with Corps processing of this application, the TCEQ is reviewing this application under Section 401 of the CWA and in accordance with Title 30, Texas Administrative Code Section 279.1-13, to determine if the work would comply with State water quality standards. It is important to note, that the developer has done the due diligence to purchase credits within the same watershed as the proposed impacts.

The Herons proposed to mitigate for the anticipated impacts by developing a permittee mitigations site and/or purchasing credits from an approved mitigation bank within the Corps – Galveston District boundaries.

4. Has a bald eagle survey been completed?

As stated in the Threatened and Endangered Species Report for the marina District, a pair of bald eagles were observed traveling within the northeastern and southern portions of the area during field reconnaissance surveys in January 2015 and again in December 2015. Field biologists were unable to detect an actual active nest on The Herons property.

The developer and Environmental Consultants are actively looking for nests and have not found any active nests. A helicopter survey was completed as of the date of this update.

The developer is excited about the prospect of one being found and would consider it an enormous benefit to have this habitat on or near the property. If you have located a nest and can pinpoint the exact location please submit this information for review.

5. What is mitigation? Where does it take place? How is it determined?

Mitigation is the third of a three-step process (Avoidance, Minimization and Mitigation). Within the Corps regulatory program there are three types of mitigation; avoidance of impacts, minimization of impacts and compensation for impacts.  Compensatory mitigation involves the restoration, establishment, enhancement, or preservation of aquatic resources for the purpose of offsetting unavoidable losses to aquatic resources resulting from actions authorized by Corps permits.

 

Flooding Concerns

1. How will The Herons partner with the community to be part of the solution as it relates to the flooding concerns?

The developer chose this location because of its natural beauty and rich environmental resources.  They desire to partner with the Kingwood community, residents, local agencies, regional and state leadership in protecting the natural shorelines and sloughs, while establishing long-term programs to maintain clean water and boater safety.

The developer is committed to helping stakeholders find long-term solutions that will not only benefit Kingwood residents but will benefit hundreds of thousands of residents who depend on Lake Houston as their source of drinking water.  The developer is convinced that drainage, dredging, resilience and mitigation are part of the long-term prosperity and success of the community.  The developer is determined to be part of the long-term solution. They are willing to work tirelessly with you by:

  • Participating and hosting citizens action groups
  • Finding creative funding to support on-going dredging projects on the river resulting in the potential for a reduction in flooding
  • Work with state, regional and federal governmental agencies to find creative and innovative solutions that can be a case study and catalyst for other communities who face similar circumstances.

2. Is there going to be any regional drainage investment to minimize flooding in Barrington, Deer Cove and other areas?

Creating an environmentally sustainable development is vital to the developers, engineers, and architects of The Herons. The master-planned development has been specifically designed with flood resilience and management in mind and is in compliance with regulatory requirements. In addition, The Herons’ project team understands the sedimentation challenges that have a long-term effect on the lake, river, and surrounding communities. There is an urgent need to address these ongoing issues in the lake and river. It’s not only vital to the project but particularly for the local community and regional water needs. The Herons team is actively working with state and local leadership on solutions that would create a higher level of urgency and address regional safety and resiliency.

3. How will Barrington not be negatively impacted?

The Herons’ development team cares about its neighbors and is providing a master-planned development that will be specifically designed with flood management in mind, in addition to compliance with regulatory requirements. The architects and engineers have created a resilient design that will:

  1. Enhance the flow of water away from the community by redirecting stormwater through the site at the northwest corner to provide positive flow south through the marina to the river, and
  2. Create additional areas and water bodies to provide more on-site capacity for mitigation of stormwater runoff, and
  3. Reduce wake impacts and promote water-related habitat zones along new water bodies and canal corridors terracing the naturalized edges.

*View The Herons Information Packet for more information

4. Have any changes in your pre-Harvey plans been instituted to compensate for 15 inches of flood waters, post-Harvey?

For resiliency, all occupiable developments will be constructed two-feet above the 500-year flood plain, with a typical elevation of 62.42ft as a protection against flood inundations. Finished flood elevations will be designed to an elevation of 64.42ft.  (Lake elevation adjacent to the Marina area is approximately 42.8 ft and the elevation adjacent to the golf course is approximately 47.7 ft.) *PLEASE NOTE: Final elevations may vary based on regulatory requirements at the time of permitting.

Flooding in Kingwood during Hurricane Harvey amplified the need for resiliency during floods. The Engineers are conducting hydrologic and hydraulic studies to ensure the development does not negatively impact surrounding properties. Water is our treasure, but we know the river can, and will, create havoc in Kingwood. As we bring resiliency into the development, we will also provide additional water capacity storage as part of the solution. The marina is an example where large water storage can reduce flood risks. Low impact development techniques such as bioswales and rain gardens will be integrated into urban planning as good stormwater practices. We will continue to work with stakeholders in support of flood mitigation and solutions in Kingwood.

*View The Herons Information Packet for more information

5. How much additional dirt (fill) is going to be brought in and how will it obstruct river flow?

In order to elevate the roadways above the 100-year flood plain, additional fill material will be needed. Material from the dredging of the Marina District will be utilized to elevate roadways. By regulations, any fill brought to the site will need to be mitigated in order to provide a “no impact” designation to the area.

It is premature to provide an exact estimate at this point until we get into the construction phase. However, we have specifically designed this iconic development with flood management in mind, in addition to compliance with regulatory requirements. Our design has a focus on NOT obstructing the river flow but redirecting stormwater to onsite detention areas, new water bodies, and canal corridors terracing throughout the development. This will allow water to flow through the community and away from neighboring residents.

6. Is there any way to lower a spillway (dam) after dredging so the river does not back up so much?

This is an interesting concept. This decision would require the City of Houston, SJRA, and state and federal engagement. This concept should be introduced to the proper agencies. Our team will be sure to include this concept in our discussions with leadership. In addition, an email or phone call to the appropriate authorities should also be completed by community members.

For additional information, please see this update on the grant for the Watershed Master Drainage Plan Study: https://www.hcfcd.org/press-room/current-news/2019/02/harris-county-receives-grant-award-letter-that-will-help-provide-critical-funding-for-san-jacinto-river-watershed-master-drainage-plan/

7. Won’t 12” of fill over 300 acres exacerbate flooding in the Barrington neighborhood?

Fill is not planned over the entire site. Fill will be placed for elevating the roadways. Any fill placed within the project must be, and will be, mitigated in accordance with regulatory requirements.

8. A proposal for the extension of Hamblen was refused by Forest Cove because it was told to us that it would be raised above the flood plain – 15 ft. This would essentially be a dam and would cause more flooding north of Hamblen. How could you mitigate this?

The portion of Hamblin Road that is within The Herons development is planned for improvement at this time. Areas outside The Herons would be designed in accordance with agency requirements which would include analysis of the overland flow toward the road. It is standard practice to raise streets to a level necessary for safe transportation in and out of communities and are required to be above the 100-year flood plain. The extension of Hamblen is necessary for proper mobility in and out of The Herons and surrounding area.

9. With the increased sedimentation in Lake Houston and San Jacinto River – it is being dredged, but is it enough?

Current dredging efforts are an emergency operation and scheduled to simply restore the San Jacinto River to pre-Harvey conditions. The dredging authorized by the Federal Emergency Management Agency in September 2018, states the project will remove sediment, sand, and debris specifically deposited by Hurricane Harvey in the river, but it does not address any sand buildup that numerous studies have shown has occurred since 1954.

The current dredging efforts alone are not enough.

Currently, no plan or funding mechanism for routine maintenance dredging has been approved or actively put in place. After the current dredging project is complete, the US Army Corps of Engineers is not responsible for consistent dredging to remove any more sediment or maintain the river going forward.

*View The Herons Information Packet for more information

Traffic

1. How will construction and future development impact traffic? How will it impact Hamblen Road an Woodland Hills Drive?

A detailed network of streets is proposed for The Herons.  The vehicular access will be organized to disperse traffic and allow easy and safe navigation for pedestrians and cyclists.  The primary entry to the development will be from Woodland Hills Drive, with a future secondary entry from Hamblen Road.  Kingwood Drive, running east to west, north of the site, will provide additional access.

The developer will enhance Woodlands Hills Drive to four lanes (Kingwood to Cotswold Blvd), Kingwood Drive Intersection Improvements and Hamblen Road Connection.

During construction phases The Herons will provide neighboring communities with a map and community updates to inform the community about truck transit routes to minimize traffic issues.

2. What will be done to prevent traffic issues before they surface?

The Herons development team has worked on an intricate network of streets for proper egress and ingress. A traffic impact study has been prepared and identifies necessary improvements to mitigate additional volumes of traffic. We will work closely with city officials to prepare and provide adequate routes to decrease added stress on traffic and prevent additional traffic where possible. Romerica will adhere to the traffic impact study as approved by governing agencies.

3. Who is going to widen S. Woodland Hills drive? City, County or you?

Developer will enhance Woodlands Hills Drive to four lanes (Kingwood to Cotswold Blvd), Kingwood Drive Intersection Improvements and Hamblen Road Connection. Romerica has planned to widen the portion of Woodland Hills within the limits of the project.

A detailed network of streets is proposed for The Herons.  The vehicular access will be organized to disperse traffic and allow easy navigation for pedestrians and cyclists.  The primary entry to the development will be from Woodland Hills Drive, with a future secondary entry from Hamblen Road.  Kingwood Drive, running east to west, north of the site, will provide additional access.

During construction phases The Herons will provide neighboring communities with a map showing truck transit routes to minimize traffic issues.

How will the project incorporate a resilient design?
  1. Working with Natural Water Systems
    1. Enhance the flow of water through the site by redirecting storm water through the site at the northwest corner to provide positive flow south through the marina to the river.
    2. Create additional areas and water bodies to provide more on-site detention areas and mitigation of flood impact.
    3. Reduce wake impacts and promote water-related habitat zones along new water bodies and canal corridors terracing the naturalized edges.
  2. Preserving Forests
    1. Large, contiguous zones of woods are maintained (or regenerated) to promote healthy ecosystems.
    2. Regional species are promoted throughout to discourage non-native intrusion and overpopulation.
    3. Understory preservation and regeneration intends to fortify existing forest well-being.
    4. Wetlands are preserved, protected and mitigated.
  3. Vertical Development Footprint
    1. High density, vertical development allows larger areas of natural land systems to remain intact.
    2. Strategically designed developments reduce roadway and utility infrastructure impacts on the natural character of the land.
    3. Developments are centered around easiest vehicular access and higher elevations to mitigate adverse impacts on forests, lowlands and water bodies.
  4. Promoting Alternative Modes of Transportation
    1. Non-motorized vehicular networks are maximized to encourage use, have less pollution impacts (noise, light, air) and promote a healthier population.
    2. Roads, canals and boardwalks are intended to be constructed with less impact on natural surroundings while incorporating regional sustainable materials and previous surfaces.
Who will have access to the new amenities?

1. Who will have access to the new amenities?

Amenities that are public in nature may be accessed by the general public.  Private lease tenants such as a condo association may offer exclusive member only use of certain amenities.

2. Can Kingwood residents access walkways, boardwalks, canals, and marina?

Yes, we encourage the use of this iconic destination by all Kingwood residents.  The only exception might be in the case of a section of the marina to private boat owners who have a lease agreement to dock their boat at a particular location.

3. What would be the cost for non-Heron residents, Kingwood residents, to use the proposed amenities?

The majority of amenities will be free to the general public.  Private lease tenants such as a gym or spa may require memberships to enter and use the facilities.

What is the estimated timeline for this project to be initiated?

1. What is the estimated timeline for the project?

Currently, the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers is holding public notice and discussions regarding Permit application No SWG-2016-00384.

This Public Notice comment period was extended to March 1, 2019 due to the partial government shutdown and to allow for more public comment.

Following this Public Notice period activities include:

  • Hosted a public meeting on March 18th, to provide information on the progress of the development and answer community questions.
  • Scheduled to make regular presentations at local organizations, if you would like for us to attend your upcoming meeting please email questions@theheronskingwood.com.
  • The developer is involved in state and federal lobbying efforts to address Kingwood’s waterways and lake assets.

2. How many phases of development will the Herons require to be fully implemented?

This will depend on various economic and environmental factors. 

3. What is your budget for the project? How much have you raised?

This is a private business and project and as such, is not subject to public disclosure of this information. Romerica, as the developer, develops and prepares the land and roadways while working with our building partners and investors to build the project.

4. Have you budgeted for widening Woodland Hills drive and raising/widening Hamblen Road?

Yes.

5. What are the estimated costs for each phase and how will the phases be individually funded?

It is premature to estimate costs for each phase until the lake and river sedimentation issue is addressed and a long-term plan is in place going forward.

6. Do you, the developer, intend to commit to maintaining a majority stake in the property (or a significant financial position) for an extended period of time? 10 years, 20 years?

Yes

Construction and Height Restrictions?

1. Does the FAA have to approve the height of the building?

The FAA must make sure the national airspace is navigable and free of obstructions. When anyone proposes new construction or proposes to alter existing structures near airports or navigational aids, the FAA determines how the proposal would affect the airspace. The Herons will meet all FAA regulations as required by the FAA.

2. Are the Deed Restrictions for Kingwood at all pertinent?

The northern part of the development and more specifically the Residential section has a height restriction of 65’ above the finished floor elevation.

The current platting does not fall under the Kingwood Lakes Association jurisdiction.

3. As of the date of the community meeting, do you have an agreement or pending agreement from Friendswood Development to change the three-story Deed Restriction in Kingwood? Was the land purchased from Friendswood?

The Herons was purchased from the previous private owner, not Friendswood Development. The 65 ft restriction will stay, the project is planned with that restriction in place. Romerica has received approval from Friendswood Development to build the vision of The Herons on the designated property.

4. How has The Herons gotten around single-family residential deed restrictions?

There are approximately 4,000 condo style options currently planned for the entirety of the development.  There are a variety of options planned for each district.

Residential District

The district stretches in general east-west direction with the densest neighborhood close to Woodland Hills Drive and the least dense/most private on the eastern end of the site.  The neighborhoods are linked by a single road that captures scenic views as it moves from one neighborhood to another. The current platting of this district does not fall under the nearby association’s deed restrictions.

The structures will be built at a height of 65’ on pier and beam condominium structures.  On the southern portion of the residential district, a 25-story condominium and parking garage will be built.

Commercial District

Urban residential options will be found within the Commercial District.

Marina/Resort District

The developer proposes to develop the 25 acres north of the marina into a resort district.  The resort district will consist of a resort hotel, commercial and residential space.  There will be a 260 foot residential condominium tower.  Additional residential parcels will be located in the hotel tower.

5. What will happen to the soccer fields, baseball fields, stables and FFA in the area of your development? Specifically, Woodland Hills Dr.

The Herons Development does not extend into those parcels of land. 

6. How many stilts (piles) are needed for the project?

Design of foundations have not been completed at this time. Again, any additional planning is premature at this time until a solution for the sedimentation of Lake Houston and the San Jacinto River is developed and implemented.

7. Will there be a buffer between Kingwood Lake neighborhood and The Herons?

There is an existing 17.59 acre conservation easement within the commercial and residential district which is associated with a compensatory mitigation area for Department of Army Permit SWG-99-26-012 verified on May 1999.  This permit was conditioned to place 21.90 acres (12.19 acres of wetlands and 8.99 acres of upland buffer into a conservation easement.

Economic Impact and Schools?

1. How will you address the impact of new residents on the schools?

The Herons is sensitive to the impacts of new homes on schools and will work with the ISD on completing an impact study that will be shared at the proper time. Growth is essential for the area and the additional tax revenue from the project will prove to be beneficial to the school district.

2. What do you think your commercial occupancy rate will be?

Due to the nature of our iconic development we will thrive on the Live, Work, Play, Relax, and Discover philosophy. The walkability and accessibility of The Herons will be a prime place for businesses to locate to. The whole commercial environment of Kingwood will be positively affected.

3. How will Lake Houston water supply support this project? 

Drinking water demand should and is addressed by the City of Houston. The city will only permit development that they can support with water supply.

Romerica is actively working with city and state officials on the issues surrounding Lake Houston’s sedimentation and future water supply.

*Visit our Facebook page to find the developer’s letter provided to legislative staff during our recent trip to Austin during the current legislative session.

How many homes and residents will be in this development?

There are approximately 4,000 condo style options currently planned for the entirety of the development.  There are a variety of options planned for each district.

Based on a 2-4 person occupancy we can estimate 8-12,000 residents.

Residential District

Various housing types are envisioned to reinforce the diverse character and identity of the Residential District, and to provide a range of lifestyle options for future residents.  The Residential district is comprised of five residential neighborhoods.  The district stretches in general east-west direction with the densest neighborhood close to Woodlands Hills Drive and the least dense/most private on the eastern end of the site.  The neighborhoods are linked by a single road that captures scenic views as it moves from one neighborhood to another.

The structures will be built at a height of 65’ on pier and beam condominium structures.  On the southern portion of the residential district, a 25-story condominium and parking garages will be built.

Commercial District

Urban residential options will be found within the Commercial District.

Marina/Resort District

The developer proposes to develop the 25 acres north of the marina into a resort district.  The resort district will consist of a resort hotel, commercial and residential space.  There will be a 260 foot residential condominium tower.  Additional residential parcels will be located in the hotel tower.

A World-Class Marina

The Herons state-of-the art marina is unparalleled in the Houston area. The marina will be located on forks of the San Jacinto River forming a closed system environment with the Lake Houston Reservoir. A second marina exclusively for personal watercraft is part of the overall design, and will be the first of its kind to specialize in personal water activities and sports.

The Herons Marina will also feature other amenities and services including restaurants, boutiques, boat butlers and valet services.

PLAY ON OUR WATERWAYS · FISH ON THE SAN JACINTO RIVER · HIKE AND BIKE ON 75 MILES OF TRAILS · PADDLE BOARD OR KAYAK ON ONE OF OUR LAKES · BIRDWATCH IN A MIGRATORY SANCTUARY

Nature’s Playground

Nowhere on the Gulf Coast will you find the abundance of recreational options that await you at The Herons. From a day on a championship golf course to an evening cruise on the Lake Houston there is something for everyone. Explore our waterways by kayak, paddleboard, jet ski or boat. Wander along miles of nature, hike, and bike trails. Discover the joy of celebrating life with family and friends in this unique outdoor oasis where every day is an adventure.

ABOUT ROMERICA

Romerica, based in Houston, Texas was created by Italian and Mexican entrepreneurs with a shared commitment to excellence, sustainability and above all – offering urban development that partners with nature and enhances the human experience.

Romerica developments are at every level innovative and visionary. Romerica works with and partners with the finest architects, urban planners, designers and engineers in the world. For the Herons Development Romerica Group has partnered with:

  • Skidmore, Owings & Merrill one of the largest and most influential architecture and urban planning firms in the world. Founded in 1936 they have completed more than 10,000 projects in over 50 countries.
  • Torrisi & Procopio Architetti, based in Italy, was founded by the architects Daniela Procopio and Giuseppe Torrisi and specializes in design that is transformative. Their clients are remarkably diverse with projects in civil and industrial buildings, renovations and interior design. Torrisi & Procopio Architetti is committed to unlocking new solutions and strategies based on research and innovative projects that demonstrate the architecture of the future, particularly as it relates to floating architecture.
  • CivilTech Engineering, Inc. with a 20-year history partnering with local, state, and Federal agencies for project success on engineering projects that include transportation, water resource (drainage, hydrology, and hydraulics), water and sewer engineering, as well as construction inspection.
  • SWCA, founded in 1981 and hired as the environmental consultant to ensure the preservation of natural and cultural resources for tomorrow while enabling projects that benefit people today.

Romerica believes in collaboration which includes a dialog with stakeholders at every level. Every resident and visitor will have the opportunity to discover how this unique destination can enrich their lives and provide economic value to the Kingwood community. We have carefully considered every aspect of development while honoring historical aspects and the natural environment of the area. With respect for nature and the creation of a sustainable and balanced community, The Herons offers a lifestyle that nourishes body, mind, and spirit.

Our first priority is the community and keeping all residents safe. Our immediate attention is on the waterway and the existing sedimentation in Lake Houston and West Fork. We are committed to working with you in finding long-term solutions that will not only benefit Kingwood residents but will benefit hundreds of thousands of residents who depend on Lake Houston as their source of drinking water.

Questions?

Contact us using the form below or send an email to questions@theheronskingwood.com