Saturday, October 20, 2012

Save Lake Thicket - Parkway Villages Residential Association Inc.

Parkway Villages Residential Association, Inc.
15995 N. Barkers Landing Rd., Suite 162
Houston, TX  77079

October 17, 2012

Mr. Michael McNally
President and CEO
Skanska USA
350 Fifth Avenue
32nd Floor
New York, NY  10118

Dear Mr. McNally:
The Board of Directors of Parkway Villages Residential Association, Inc. is writing to you as concerned neighbors regarding Skanska’s commercial development at 15375 Memorial Drive in the west part of Houston, Texas.  Our community of 538 homes is located just south of this property.  Many of our residents are concerned with the plan to drain and fill Lake Thicket.  This lake has served as a detention pond for many years and helped prevent homes in our area from flooding.   We have already lost much of the wildlife in this part of Houston due to all the growth and draining the lake would lead to more loss of wildlife.  The HOAs in the surrounding communities have worked hard over the years to maintain a desirable quality of life for their residents.  Draining and filling the Lake would certainly cause an irreversible, major loss of our area wildlife and would flood more of our homes.

     Parkway Villages welcomes Skanska to the area as we do all commercial developments.    We realize some of our residents will be employed by businesses in this development and that’s a positive thing for us.  However, the Lake is very important to us and we want to keep it as part of our community.  Therefore, we ask that you not drain and fill the lake, but work it into the architectural design of this property.   


Judy Thompson, President
Parkway Villages Residential Association, Inc.

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