September 11, 2018

Contact: Jessica Beemer (832) 393-3008

Proposed Tank Farm in Clear Lake

Houston, TX - Council Member Dave Martin would like to announce that he is, and has been aware of the proposed tank farm near the intersection of Clear Lake City Boulevard and Highway 3/Galveston Road, adjacent to Ellington Airport. 

Weeks ago, the District E office engaged in discussions with key community leaders such as Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership President, Bob Mitchell, South Belt Leader Editor, Marie Flickinger, and Community Representative, Kathy Dooley, as well as all elected officials at the federal, state, and local levels. All officials were alerted of the potential ramifications that could occur with the implementation of this site. 

As this area is vital to the City's Spaceport vision, the City took aggressive measures and has proposed to include a portion of the land into the City of Houston's Major Thoroughfare and Freeway Plan (MTFP) for our future roadway needs and roadway alignments. Council Member Martin is supportive of the proposal to the MTFP being developed by the City of Houston Planning Department as it would improve access and mobility to Ellington Field. 

Public safety is extremely important to District E, and any development that would jeopardize the quality of life or negatively impact the economy will not be supported by Council Member Martin. 

It is important to note, the land has not been purchased by Magellan Midstream Partners. The District E office will continue to monitor the proposed development, and update the community as information is available. Council Member Martin will continue to voice opposition to any development that includes construction of additional storage tanks near an airport or residential area. 

For more information, please contact the District E office at (832) 393-3008 or via email at .