Medical District, a new 186-acre master-planned health and wellness epicenter,
has plans to fill a void in the historically “medically underserved” community
of East Montgomery County, officials said.
district will be constructed within the 1,400-acre master-planned community of
Valley Ranch located near the intersection of the Grand Parkway and Hwy. 59.
“As one of
the fastest-growing corridors and at a critical location, the need for new
facilities is immediate and the potential for a higher density of health care
than our plans is quite realistic,” Signorelli Company Marketing Coordinator
Alyssa McGuire said.
the Signorelli Company, the project’s developer, is in the process of
installing road and utility infrastructure for the development. The company
issued a request for proposals to academic and health systems in November and
plans to select Phase 1 partners over the next three months. Construction on
the district’s buildings will begin as facilities are designed and permitted.
completion date for the medical district has not been released, she said.
health care resources are needed as the population of the Lake Houston area
north of Kingwood continues to grow, said Rick Hatcher, president of the East
Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce.
that we have two major hospitals in this area and more medical options coming—with
this being another viable option—has a great impact,” Hatcher said. “More
people creates more need.”
medical district will have more than 1 million square feet of health care
developments and provide care for the residents in East Montgomery County and
the Hwy. 59 corridor, who have limited options, McGuire said. It is anticipated
to offer a broad range of specialties including cardiology, orthopedics and
oncology, as well as women’s and children’s specialties, and primary care.
district could also provide an economic boost, Hatcher said.
“It will be
a great impact; anytime a big industry enters our market, every dollar is
turned over seven times,” he said. “Anytime you have facilities like that, it
provides a greater opportunity to attract new businesses.”
with a similar-sized corridor, Hwy. 59 between the Grand Parkway and Beltway 8
has two hospital systems, while I-45 has 14 hospitals between Conroe and FM
district will have major impacts to the surrounding community from substantial
job growth to tax base supporting Montgomery County and local schools to
creating another anchor and regional draw,” McGuire said.