Progress To Date
Focus Area 3.0: Site Development
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.
In 2021, PEDC launched a separate marketing website for the Lower Kirby area with additional information on the area, including notable employers, developments and available sites.
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 currently examining potential sites to identify sites with the highest potential for development.
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 has been completed and Hailk Road reconstruction is approximately 90% constructed.