The City of Manvel is growing rapidly, which means a lot of construction. Stay updated on the latest projects around Manvel!
Manvel Town Center
Status: Under Construction
Manvel Town Center (MTC) is one of the most significant, and highly anticipated projects taking place in Manvel! Manvel Town Center is a new 273-acre retail development with major grocery anchor, H-E-B. We’re excited to host everything you’re looking for in the second fastest-growing city in Houston with favorite restaurants, shopping, entertainment, and more!
The infrastructure projects will include:
- Phase 1 Clearing and Grubbing
- Highway 6 Driveways and Deceleration Lanes
- Kirby ROW Improvements / Signalization – Hwy 6
- Wastewater Plant
- Water Plant
- Public sewer, water, and storm drainage
- Detention Ponds
- Planning begins on Manvel Town Center
- Design plans are submitted and approved by City Council
- June 22, 2021: Weitzman and H-E-B held groundbreaking ceremonies for the first phase of Manvel Town Center
- September 27, 2021: Detention ponds are cut out and public utilities going into the ground
- July 9, 2022: Kirby Drive was dedicated to the City of Manvel and the Section 1 plat was recorded
- August 3, 2022: Installation of power lines, plants, and 41 power poles
- September 21, 2022: Utility installations are progressing as scheduled and the water plant is undergoing its startup final. The WWTP is still also on schedule is should be complete within the next few months.
Currently, water and Wastewater Plants are under construction with the water plant possibly being completed and online by mid-October 2022. MTC Water Plant will provide the city with an additional 1.7 million gallons per day and also expand our required capacity for gallons per day per household as required by TCEQ. The MTC Wastewater Plant is scheduled to be completed within the next six months. The MTC Wastewater Plant will provide treatment for the Manvel Town Center and additional future development within the surrounding areas of Manvel Town Center.
Manvel Drainage Pond
Status: Under Construction
A drainage pond, or "detention pond," is a constructed depression that receives and stores stormwater runoff from a specific drainage area. The Manvel Drainage Pond will provide many benefits to the City, including the reduction of ponding water on SH6 during extreme flooding events like the ones the City saw during Hurricane Harvey in 2017.
Construction of the pond is anticipated to take several years to finish. Once completed, it will provide over 1,000 acre-feet of storage capacity.
- In 2020, the City of Manvel identified and purchased 117 acres of land near the intersection of Masters Road and Jordan Road to reserve for the detention pond
- Late 2020: The City of Manvel selected Lentz Engineering, LC to investigate, model, and design a drainage pond for the area
- Late 2021: Lentz completed the H&H Modeling and Construction Plans
- January 2022: Brazoria County Conservation and Reclamation District #3 (C&R3) and the City of Manvel approved the construction plans
- June 21, 2022: The City of Manvel, Brazoria County Conservation and Reclamation District #3 (C&R3), Brazoria Drainage District #4 (BDD4), and Brazoria Drainage District #5 (BDD5) broke ground on Manvel Drainage Pond
Currently, Phase 1 of construction is underway which includes the installation of outfall pipes and the start of C12 realignment.
Construction of Overpasses on SH 288
Status: Pre-Construction (Construction set to begin October 2022)
TxDOT will begin construction of an overpass near Manvel on State Highway 288 (SH 288) beginning October 2022. While not a City of Manvel project, the construction of the overpass has the potential to affect traffic for Manvel residents. TxDOT will be overseeing the project which will include an addition of access roads from Del Bello Blvd. and Rodeo Palms to Highway 6 and an overpass will allow traffic to exit from Rodeo Palms directly onto SH 288. The addition of this and other overpasses along SH 288 is taking place due to TxDOT's assessment of traffic on the highway, which indicated a need for this project to accommodate growth in the area.
The project will be completed in four phases beginning in October 2022 with an anticipated completion timeline of 2025.
All traffic will remain on SH 288 and the access roads when completed. No diversions are anticipated.
Water Reclamation Plant
Status: Design Phase
Community Services is currently working with Freese & Nichols to design and build a 1 million gallon per day Water Reclamation Plant using Microbial Filtration and Ultra Violet technology to treat wastewater. The addition of the new Reclamation plant will provide state-of-the-art wastewater treatment which will allow the City of Manvel to continue producing properly treated wastewater which will continue to provide our residents with a safe and healthy City.
Community Services is currently at 70% design and looking to have the plant operational by 2025.
October 25, 2021: Completed PDR for future WWTP and 20% design
May 31, 2022: Initial submissions of 40% design for all systems excluding MBR
- July 25, 2022: The City selected technology for MBR (Membrane Bioreactor). FNI has begun coordination with manufacturers to move past 70% design layout.
- September 1, 2022: A draft permit to expand outfall was received by the City from TCEQ.
Upcoming and Additional Projects
The City of Manvel contracted Fugro to perform a pavement condition survey and pavement management analysis for the City’s maintained road network. The objectives of the project were twofold: Develop maintenance and rehabilitation (M&R) strategies for improving the existing pavement infrastructure and provide an estimate of the needed budget. The second objective was to provide the City with a list of streets that need to be widened to 26 feet.
- The City will be updating Council on the 5-year plan to address the asphalt pavement inventory.
The proposed City of Manvel Police Station project consists of the construction of an approximate 44,000-square-foot police station building containing various police departments, an emergency operations center (EOC), community room, evidence processing, and storage areas, jail, various building support areas, and animal shelter.
- Complete MEP (Mechanical Electrical and Plumbing) Civil Site / Drainage Plans in reviewed and approval given to submit to TXDOT. Currently waiting on RFP submissions for CMAR (Construction Manager At Risk) and selection.
Community Services Facility
The proposed City of Manvel Community Services site consists of over 20,000 square feet of administration and shop space to satisfy the department's 10-year needs.
- Complete MEP (Mechanical Electrical and Plumbing) Civil Site / Drainage Plan approved to be submitted to TXDOT.
Elevated Storage Tank (EST)
The City is completing the design of an EST to tie into our water service network. The function of the EST is to provide redundant water for fire protection and potable drinking water allowing the natural force of gravity to produce consistent water pressure throughout the system.
- Authorization given to conduct final land surveys and complete design. Currently preparing contract and bid documents.
Maverick Water Plant Improvements
The City will be making improvements and tying in Maverick water plant into our water service network. The City will take over ownership and relieve Alvin ISD of all maintenance and operations.
- 90% of plans submitted and comments sent.
- TCEQ transfer of ownership acknowledged and draft letter submitted.
- Working to finalize transfer with Alvin ISD.
1128 Sanitary Extension Design/McCoy lift station abatement
The extensions or waters and sanitary services north along Masters Rd./ to tie Lewis into the sanitary sewer and remove the force main along McCoy.
- 60% design submitted and comments addressed.
- Review of design to align with Master Thoroughfare Plan
SCADA System Design and Integration
Bring in a system integrator to tie together our sanitary and water production and collection network accessible via a human-machine interface allowing supervisor controls and monitoring drastically reducing lead time in the event of a failure.
- HMI designs and PLC protocol reviewed and comments sent. Bill of Material submitted and VTSCADA screenshots have been reviewed.