Jack Bombach (right) with Saratoga Homes displays one of the homes that his company plans to build in the new Townsen Landing Development behind the Humble Target. Admiring Bombach’s handiwork are Dr. Ricky Ganim, who will be moving to his medical group’s new office building in Humble, and Mary Morley, the Lake Houston Chamber’s new vice-president for membership. Photo by Tom Broad

A unique, flood-proof housing development, to be called Townsen Landing, is proposed for the land cleared just behind the Humble Target on the south side of Townsen Road.

Jack Bombach, division president/CCO of Saratoga Homes, described his vision for the development at the Lake Houston Chamber’s Humble BizCom Jan. 10 at Humble High School.

“We bought the land in 2014 and are so thankful that we hadn’t started building,” said Bombach, “because, if we would have, Hurricane Harvey would have flooded everything we built.”

Bombach worked closely with the Humble City Council to devise a plan to prevent future flooding.

“After Harvey, the Humble City Council had the vision to pass new building ordinances,” Bombach told the BizCom group, “and rather than just move dirt to build up the development, we came up with the idea to elevate the homes we build to avoid flooding.”

The development will include one- and two-story single-family residences offering eight flood-proof floor plans, 6-to-7-foot elevated foundations, and two-to-four-car garages. The townhome exteriors will be styled as one large, single family home. Prices will be $200,000 and up.

“I started with the business when I was 12. I was the best sweeper in the business,” Bombach said. “The difference with our company is our commitment to the families we’re building for. Because we’re building homes and townhomes together, grandparents, for example, can live in the same community as their kids and their grandkids.”

Townsen Landing will also include an amphitheater and two dog parks – a little dog park and a big dog park.

Bombach expects the first homes to be completed for sale early in 2020.

Also, during, Humble BizCom, Dr. Ricky Ganim described his new 65,000-square-foot business home, Vital Heart & Vein, which will open Feb. 4. Ganim’s medical group previously was known as Cardiovascular Associates.

“For 20 years, we’ve wanted to consolidate our various offices and facilities and we finally found a great spot in Humble on the Highway 59 North feeder road just south of Rooms 2 Go,” Ganim said.

The new Humble facility will include surgical and diagnostic testing centers providing cardiac, vascular and vein services.

Humble BizCom attendees also learned that the Wilson Road project is ahead of schedule and is expected to be completed before the original October date, according to Victoria Bryant of Harris County Precinct 4.

Wilson Road between north of Beltway 8 and Atascocita Road is being widened to four lanes.

Lake Houston residents looking for fun weekend activities can look to the Humble Civic Center, The Bender Performing Arts Center, and Downtown Humble for inspiration. Jennifer Wooden, director of the Civic Center and The Bender, provided an abundant list of upcoming performances.

For tickets, call 281-446-4140 or visit humblepac.com.The next Humble BizCom will be May 2 at Humble High School.

Attendance and lunch are free by

Tom Broad
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Besides being a proud graduate of The University of Nebraska-Lincoln and, therefore, a Cornhusker, I am retired from Memorial Hermann. I am a correspondent and columnist for Lake Houston's hometown paper, The Tribune, as well as a director of the Lake Houston Redevelopment Corporation, a member of the board of the Humble Area Assistance Ministries, and Volunteer Extraordinaire for the Lake Houston Area Chamber.