Dust kicking up from his heels, Roger Adamson said he would be perfectly content if this pristine piece of land south of Richmond owned by The George Foundation stayed mostly untouched, dirt road and all.
Growth in Fort Bend County and the rest of the region is coming, however, and somewhere along this flat stretch of farmland the Grand Parkway eventually will cross the Fort Bend Tollway.
Where county leaders eventually decide to put that intersection will have an impact far beyond the typical road, with potential ripple effects on the cost to build the toll roads, the types of development that will replace that tranquil farmland and how much philanthropic money comes to Fort Bend County. The land closest to the intersection is expected to have a future worth of $500 million.
Source: Fort Bend intersection prompts fight with millions of dollars at stake