TOMBALL, TX – Following the success on the recent Freight Train Food Truck Festival last October, the city of Tomball is looking to further capitalize on the gourmet food truck trend.

At its Dec. 19 meeting, the Tomball City Council voted to adopt a new land use category—Mobile Food Court—on its first reading that would allow business owners to create an outdoor dining area with multiple food trucks parked for an extended period of time. City Council will still need to adopt the zoning category at the second reading before it will be officially implemented.


[the] last year or two, we’ve been approached with multiple requests for a mobile food court establishment, possibly one on the far west side of town, central and other areas as well,” Community Development Director Craig Meyers said. “With that feedback we’ve been getting from some prospects, we’ve decided to propose amendments to zoning to address mobile food courts.”

Attached to one of the proposed projects are Tomball Mayor Gretchen Fagan and her husband, Mike. The couple also owns a Farmers Insurance agency on Main Street near the depot plaza. A location for the park and the names of the food trucks have not yet been announced.

“We eat at every restaurant, and we never eat at home, so our objective is to diversify into food,” Mike said. “The food truck thing has become millennial—it’s become crazy. It’s going to be a first class place; it’s going to be run by us. It’s not going to be trashy by any stretch of the imagination.”

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