Oilfield Workers Will Find Homes in New Texas RV Parks
More relief for the congested housing situation in the Gonzales, Texas, area is on the way after steps were taken last week by the Gonzales County Commissioners Court.
The court accepted the applications and approved the designs of two new RV parks, which are planned to be used as housing for the increasing population of oilfield workers, The Gonzales Cannon reported.
The court first accepted the proposal of Jason Pence, owner of the J.P. 80 RV Park. The business will be located on Highway 80 about two miles south of FM 466 in Belmont.
Pence said he plans to have anywhere between 14 and 19 lots available for rent.
“I could have crammed more spots into the space, but I want people to have wide areas,” he said. “I want it to look nice.”
Pence is looking at August for a completion date on the first phase. When the project is finished, the facility will include a washerteria and mini-storage buildings located on the adjacent property.
The other design approved was for the Weathers Hill Top RV Park, which is located on Highway 97 West about2 1/2 miles south of Circle G.
The owner, Karen Weathers, said there are already existing lots being utilized there and the plans are for expansion.
“Right now we have eight lots and we have been approved to add 20 more,” she said. “We’re starting to begin those immediately.”
“Apparently there’s quite a bit of activity down in Cheapside so we’re close enough to help the workers in that area. We are hoping to have it ready in about a month and a half.”
Amenities at that location include fold and dry laundry service and a paved driveway. The lots can be rented out on a daily, weekly or monthly basis, and the facility is open 24 hours a day.