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Freeport, Tex., zoning officials denied a request earlier this month to develop an RV park in the Gulf Coast community located about 40 miles south of Houston, according to the Brazosport Facts newspaper.
The Bridge Harbor Yacht Club proposed developing an RV campground next to a condominium. However, several condominium residents who spoke during a recent Freeport Planning and Zoning Commission meeting said the campground development would lead to overcrowding.
“With all the barbecue smoke, the barking dogs and all the extra kids in the pool we pay the maintenance on, it would have been an untenable situation,” said one resident of the Bridge Harbor condominium.
Meanwhile, Mingo Marquez Jr., harbormaster at Bridge Harbor Yacht Club, said the RV park would have been well maintained and would have enhanced the community’s image.
The yacht club could appeal the Planning and Zoning Commission’s decision to the Freeport City Council, but that is unlikely because the council rarely overturns the commission’s recommendations, according to the newspaper.