Progress To Date
3. Site Development
3.1 Position the Lower Kirby District and the SH 35 Corridor as priority areas for development
PEDC and the City are continually working with the Lower Kirby and Pearland #1 Management Districts and developers to implement recommendations in the Lower Kirby Urban Center Master Plan to better position the area for development. Recent efforts included the park and trails at Ivy at Lower Kirby and the pedestrian bridge across Clear Creek, the design of hardscape improvements to the median on North Spectrum, completion of the extension of South Spectrum and continuing to coordinate the implementation of regional detention in the district.
As part of the SH 35 Corridor Redevelopment Plan, we continued to work along the SH 35 Corridor to address infrastructure needs, redevelopment potential, underdeveloped sites and market opportunities, completing streetscape improvements in late 2019 and continuing redevelopment of the Rice Drier area, known as Catalyst 2 Business Park North.
3.2 Proactively assemble and prepare sites to eliminate burdens related to acquisition and development
PEDC is creating an inventory of available property that can be developed or redeveloped in the future.
3.3 Ensure that best-in-class infrastructure and amenities are in place to support site development
PEDC is working with the Lower Kirby Management District on the expansion of its regional detention system and the expansion of collector laterals to undeveloped parcels of land. On SH 35, the Rice Drier Road reconstruction project is also nearing completion and Hailk Road is under design with reconstruction expected to start in late 2021.