Better mobility drives growth to TomballBetter mobility drives growth to Tomballhttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=5422015-06-30T10:55:00Z2015-06-30T00:00:00Z

TOMBALL - As of 2015, the population within a ten miles radius sits at approximately 485,000 — a 98 percent increase since 2000, said Tomball Mayor Gretchen Fagan.

The same area has grown to a population of 413,000 in 2010 from 245,000 residents in 2000, according to U.S. Census Bureau data.

Much of Tomball's growth is the result of improved mobility, particularly with the recent completion of the first segment of Texas 249, from Spring-Cypress Rd., north to FM 2920 overpass.

The second and third segments, which will connect at FM 2920 and continue to FM 149 in Pinehurst, are in the planning stages and will begin construction early 2016.

Along those same lines, the long anticipated Grand Parkway, which is under construction, will connect with US 290 in Cypress and span 38 miles on its way through Tomball to I-69 north of Kingwood.

Although mobility has been the driving force of growth in the city and region, companies are also relocating and expanding in the area.

Houston Chronicle
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land
Infrastructure & Transportation
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