Flood Control District contractors will remove clubhouse, parking lot and other facilities.
Beginning on or about September 14, the Harris County Flood Control District plans to begin demolition of the clubhouse on the former site of the Raveneaux Country Club. The demolition will prevent any additional vandalism and unlawful entry onsite.
For safety reasons, the Flood Control District asks that the public stay away from the demolition site. The project will be handled by a demolition contractor for the Flood Control District and will take approximately five days to demolish the building and up to three months to haul away the material and finish the project. The demolition will be completed using standard construction equipment, including excavators, loaders and bulldozers.
In January 2020, the Flood Control District purchased 27.6 acres of land, which included the clubhouse, from Kera Development LP and Cypress/Raveneaux LLC for the purposes of building a flood risk reduction project on the property. The clubhouse permanently closed in January 2021 after a one-year lease expired between the Flood Control District and the previous owners.
The Flood Control District is in ongoing negotiations with the Cypress Forest Public Utility District, which owns the remaining 206 acres of the former Raveneaux Country Club site. The results of those negotiations will determine the extent of future stormwater detention capacity in this area. The Flood Control District plans to share additional information about any future agreement when finalized.
Stormwater detention is an important tool for flood risk reduction efforts in the Cypress Creek watershed. A regional drainage study for the watershed found flooding along tributaries of Cypress Creek is predominately caused by water from a rising Cypress Creek backing up into those tributaries – not a lack of sufficient stormwater conveyance or drainage capacity on the tributaries themselves. Building stormwater detention on the former Raveneaux Country Club site is an important part of helping the Flood Control District reduce flooding risks in the Cypress Creek watershed.
For more information on this project, please visit: www.hcfcd.org/champions.