La Marque

Rendering of the La Marque Crossroads development with the RV park on top facing state Highway 146 and boardwalk district fronting Interstate 45 on the bottom.

A Houston-based real estate company plans to develop an RV resort-anchored mixed-use project in La Marque as one of its first developments, according to the Houston Business Journal.

Community RV Resorts, headed by long-time developers Michael Bell and Jim Nance, last week obtained city council approval to construct a water supply facility for the 62-acre project.

The $80 million project between Interstate 45 and state Highway 146 includes a 25-acre amenitized RV park with 265 sites as well as retail, about 10 restaurants, a hotel and boardwalk around a marsh lake.

Amenities in the RV park will include a pool, clubhouse with fitness room, showers, TVs and computer room as well as a five-acre lake. All RV sites will have full hookups. Rates will likely be about $750 per month on average, Sanders said.

La Marque is CRV’s third development, all of which are on the Texas coast. The company is two months away from opening its first, near Corpus Christi, Sanders said. A second is slated to break ground soon in Port Arthur.

After La Marque, CRV wants to build seven more RV resorts along the Texas and Louisiana Gulf Coast, from Brownsville to Lake Charles, most with a retail component. The company is soliciting investors for a total investment of $170 million, according to a brochure on its website.

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