Friday, July 12, 2013

Jim Crane has purchased Camp Strake

An article in the Cy-Creek Mirror indicates that Jim Crane is part of a Houston area development group that has purchased Camp Strake from the Boy Scouts of America. Camp Strake is a 2,175-acre piece of land 40 miles north of Houston and south of Conroe (see map below), and was put on the market last September.

Conroe officials won't confirm the buyer, but have said the development will be similar to Market Street in The Woodlands, and could include the new Astros Triple-A ballpark.

Conroe Mayor Webb Melder said previously:
Something big is about to happen over there.

The linked article:
As for the development including a ball park, Calhoun did not have confirmation but said he was aware of previous talks about the Houston Astros potentially locating a Triple-A team in Montgomery County, specifically the Camp Strake property. Calls to the Houston Astros and Crane’s office at Crane Capital Advisors were not returned before press time.

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Meanwhile word came out yesterday that the Astros and Blue Jays have almost finalized their move to share Spring Training facilities on Florida's East Coast, near Crane's home, in Palm Beach Gardens.