Super Neighborhood 81 - Clear Lake
NAME: Clear Lake
DATE RECOGNIZED: 07.07.2010
COUNCIL DISTRICT: E
MAYOR’S ASSISTANCE OFFICE: South
LOCATION: Clear Lake City is a master-planned community located in the southeastern part of Harris County within the Bay Area of Greater Houston. The community is adjacent to NASA’s Johnson Space Center, Ellington Field, and Baybrook Mall retail center. The Super Neighborhood is generally bounded by Genoa Red Bluff to the north, the City of Houston’s southernmost boundary on the south, the City of Houston’s easternmost boundary to the east, and just past I-45 South on the west.
COMMUNITY DESCRIPTION AND HISTORY: In 1938, James Marion West, a wealthy business man with interest in ranching and oil, sold 30,000 acres which included his family ranch in southern Harris County to Humble Oil and Refining Company (now Exxon Mobile). Most of the property remained undeveloped until 1961 when the National Aeronautics and Space Administration selected Houston as the site for its Manned Spacecraft Center (renamed the Johnson Space Center in 1973) and built the space center development on a 1,000-acre tract of the former West ranch. Humble Oil's venture, the Friendswood Development Company, made plans in 1963 to establish a master-planned residential development to support the new space industry and established the Clear Lake City Community Association, Inc. (CLCCA). Governor John Connally formally opened Clear Lake City on September 15, 1963. In 1968, the first year for which population statistics are available, 3,785 people lived in Clear Lake City. By 1970 the population had grown to 8,000, and in 1974 it was 16,000. New home construction continues in the northern part of the development.
Clear Lake City was annexed to Houston in 1977 despite a grass roots campaign of local residents to stop it. Clear Lake City is located in Houston Council District E and Harris County Precinct 2.
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