The Deer Park ISD Board of Trustees has rescinded a contract that would have led to the sale of a tract of land that could have been used for low-housing apartment development.
The Board held a special meeting Monday morning and voted 7-0 in favor of rescinding the contract, which was initially approved in December of last year.
At this month's regular board meeting, homeowners living near the 6.0748-acre tract near the intersection of Genoa-Red Bluff and Space Center Boulevard objected to the district's pending sale.
Citing the potential of lowering property values, traffic congestion and other issues, residents packed the board room and an adjacent overflow room to voice their concerns with the pending sale of the land.
As part of the motion rescinding the contract, the Board also declared that the land is no longer surplus property and authorized "the superintendent or his designee to take all further actions necessary and advisable to effectuate this action, including, without limitation, the termination of any contracts and the execution of any documents."