Pearland, Texas

In the summer of 2009, the Pearland Economic Development Corporation (PEDC) retained Gateway Planning Group, Inc., to develop a market-based master plan and implementation strategy for the Lower Kirby area that creates a unified identity and maximizes its regional location advantages. The key issues addressed by the plan include drainage; transportation access, linkages and transit; revision of the existing zoning and development standards; incorporating new development with existing uses; evolving the existing municipal management districts; and incorporating public parks and open spaces.

The initiative has positioned Pearland for a regional mixed-use employement center, including clean industrial, research, office, entertainment, residential and retail.

Gateway Planning finalized the Master Plan Framework and developed a regulatory framework to implement the plan to take advantage of the district’s location at Beltway 8 and SH-288. The Gateway Planning Team also finalized the market feasibility and target industry analysis in addition to conceptualizing the major infrastructure network required to implement the plan and presented a summary of these items during a joint workshop in November 2010.

The Master Plan and associated Regulatory Framework envision a market-based approach and identify different “character zones” of development, each implementing a unique neighborhood within the Lower Kirby District. This regulatory framework will be combined with the overall infrastructure strategy that identifies the major regional drainage and roadway improvements needed to bring the plan together.


Documents and Links

Lower Kirby Form-based Code Final Draft


Lower Kirby Master Plan
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