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Texas RV Park to Begin Construction Next Month

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An RV park planned to accommodate the expected industrial growth in Jefferson and Orange counties (Texas) is scheduled to start construction in the next month, following the final approval from the Groves City Council.

According to a report, Lady Luck RV Resort, a joint project by EDHJ Investments and A2Z Global Construction, will be constructed on 5.62 acres near the intersection between Texas 73 and Texas 87.

On Monday, the council members voted 3-2 to amend the Specific Use Permit previously granted regarding the width, depth, and square footage requirement for each recreational vehicle space; allowing the spaces to be built at a minimum width of 21 feet and 3 inches, a minimum depth of 106 feet and 1 inch, and contain a minimum of 2,049 square feet in space.

The current ordinance stipulates 30 feet in width.

Tara Oney, project manager of A2Z Global Construction, said the spaces would measure 108 feet long with a 30-foot opening at the street. The spaces are narrower because they’re built as parallelograms rather than rectangles.

“As we designed it, it met their original ordinance,” Oney said.

Some council members were unsure if the variance granting 21 feet of space would be enough in the future as the sizes of recreational vehicles change.

“In my research, I have found that most (RV parks) do not have a 30-foot width, and if they do even come close to that, it’s particularly for parking a vehicle or other item next to the trailer,” Mayor Chris Borne said. “At the 21 (feet), there’s still going to be space to move around, in my opinion, and they’re deep enough that you can park other vehicles in front of them.”

The design’s revision to 30 feet would cut 18 of the planned 55 spaces.

“I looked at how many spaces I thought they were going to lose, in my opinion, it was going to cost them more money, and I thought the 30 foot was overkill,” Borne said.

“So I agree with this variance. By looking at some of the ones that are out there, I believe this one is going to be a lot nicer than what’s out there. In my opinion, with the work that they’ve done, I’d like to see it built the way they provided it to us.”

Oney stated that the spaces located at Lady Luck RV Resort would be among the biggest in the area, and each space will have a backyard area for the tenant and areas of grass between each concrete slot.

They also have plans for a children’s playground, dog park, swimming pool, laundromat, restrooms, a barbecue area, a privacy fence, and 24-hour security.

“I think this RV park will be a great success,” she said. “We know that there are going to be 30,000 workers injected into this area in the next five to seven years, and they have to have a place to stay, to live, work, shop, and spend their money.”

Engineer Hani Tohme said that the building plans have adapted to the city ordinances and infrastructure so that if the space is no longer needed for an RV campground in the near future, the area could be developed into a subdivision.

“This is a project that’s going to cost a couple of million dollars at the least to build,” he said, “and we don’t want it five years down the road to be vacant.”

This story originally appeared on Port Arthur News.

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