Seguin EDC talks Growth
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
The numbers don’t lie, this community is growing. And with growth comes additions of new housing and retail sites.
Area development was a hot topic of discussion during the regular meeting of the Navarro ISD School Board on Tuesday, Feb. 19.
“We all know that we are in a really high growth corridor kind of situated between Interstate 35 and Interstate 10,” Seguin Economic Development Corporation executive director Josh Schneuker said. “We hear about the accelerated 35 corridor, but it’s really starting to creep this way.”
According to the United States Census Bureau, Seguin’s population is estimated at more than 30,000; in 2010 it was a little more than 25,000.
By 2020 the population is estimated to be about 33,129 and by 2025 it’s supposed to be 36,577, Schneuker said.
“Our team at city hall has gone through our old residential building permits issues and estimated in terms of average house size and we’ve come up with a 10 percent increase from 2010 to 2015. In 2013, we only had 73 single-family residential permits issued. Last year, 249 and the year before that 252. From 2013 to 2016 we had a 245 percent increase in the number of permits that were issued for residential development within the city. So we’re seeing some substantial increases in those numbers.” READ MORE...