I’m so excited to announce that yesterday, City Council passed an ordinance allocating $5,000,000.00 as the city’s commitment to construct the Sharpstown Community Center at the golf course.

The development is proposed to be a new state-of-the-art 37,300 SF facility to replace the existing community center at its original location. This new two-story building will incorporate a 23,068 SF first floor plan with a restaurant and bar with outdoor dining area, including a full commercial kitchen and catering area. The first floor will have the community center’s administrative offices, a two-story grand lobby with public circulation corridor, plus a banquet hall with an outdoor event area. The second floor plan is 14,232 SF and will have a golf club lounge with a bar and six golf simulator stations, as well as a fitness room and exercise equipment.

The overall cost is estimated to be $16M, with $2M of federal money thanks to Congressman Al Green, $5M in partnership with Harris County Commissioner Lesley Briones, and another $2M from TIRZ 20, and will leverage the balance with private and mixed use dollars.

As this is just my initial vision, we will hold public community meetings before anything is finalized to ensure the residents have input on ideas as well.

I want to thank Mayor Turner for making this project a priority before his term ends. His willingness to listen to my vision and take action to make it a reality is true leadership. Huge shout out to my Chief of Staff, Paul Young, Andy Icken and Walter Hambrick with the mayor’s office, Alice Lee and the entire Pct. 4 team, CC Lee/STOA, David Hawes, and everyone who played a role in making this happen. This will be transformative for District J. More details to follow soon.

Together we will.

Edward Pollard