Urban Reform Institute has released its study on issues relating to the potential municipal incorporation of The Woodlands Township, located in the Greater Houston area. An excerpt appears below:
The Woodlands Township Board of Directors has placed the issue of municipal incorporation on the November 2021 ballot. This report examines local governance in the national context, with descriptions of recent annexations and other local administrative formats that have been chosen. The report also includes specific issues relating to the prospective incorporation of The Woodlands.
The Woodlands is one of a very few complete, master planned new communities in the United States. It is consistent with the vision of urban planners and government “new town” programs around the world. The Woodlands Township is now considering the possibility of setting an election that would allow residents to vote in favor of or in opposition to incorporating The Woodlands Township into a city.
To read/download the full report, click here (PDF, opens in new tab or window)