Site Development

The City of Conroe is one of the fastest growing cities in the nation, to date. As Conroe continues to rapidly grow, many new developments and revitalization projects are underway in the city.

This increase in growth has spurred some development-related concerns, but City staff will continue to work with the development community to assure proper and uniform development.

Generally speaking, engineering site plans must reflect the connectivity of the proposed development to adjacent undeveloped lands including streets, storm drainage, sanitary sewers, and water distribution and all other utilities. Where applicable, we will work with you on any upsizing, as required.

Specifically -
  • Streets must be designed to connect to adjacent properties without creating potential cut-through problems, and should also allow the connectivity required to provide emergency services.
  • Storm sewers must be designed to be deep enough, with sufficient pipe sizes, to convey upstream flows and connect to downstream sites without impacting adjacent properties.
  • Sanitary sewer and water mains must be sized and located appropriately to connect to adjacent properties, and sanitary sewers must be constructed as deeply as is practical, to maximize upstream potential. 

As always, we look forward to working with you to continue the growth of this city.

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Regulatory Authorities: City Limits

Within the City limits, the office of the City Engineer reviews all engineering plans and requires construction bonds for the following:

  • Streets
  • Streetlights
  • Sidewalks
  • Water Systems
  • Sanitary Sewer Systems
  • Storm Sewer Systems
The office of the City Engineer reviews all engineering plans for storm water detention or mitigation, and the City Engineer operates in the capacity of the Certified Floodplain Administrator.

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), Municipal Utility Districts (MUD), or other regulatory agencies may have requirements that they impose within the City. These will be referenced in the development plan checklist. A copy of permit approval from TCEQ, MUD, or other regulatory agencies must be secured prior to final plan approval and submitted to the City Engineer.

Regulatory Authorities: ETJ & Planning Area

The City of Conroe has been granted authority by the State of Texas to regulate certain activities within its specified ETJ & Planning Area. However, the City of Conroe has opted not to require any kind of engineering plan review or bonding within the ETJ & Planning Area that is outside of the City Limits.

Development within the ETJ & Planning Area are subject to requirements that may be imposed by
Montgomery County, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), Municipal Utility Districts (MUD), or other regulatory agencies.

The City has also opted not to review plans or plats related to development within the ETJ & Planning Area. As such, engineering plans, plat, and construction bonds for roads and their associated drainage are to be submitted to the County Engineer for approval where development is limited to the ETJ or Planning Area. Additionally, the County Engineer operates in the capacity of the Certified Floodplain Administrator (CFM).