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Progress To Date

Focus Area 4.0: Corridors

4. Corridors

4.1 Implement the 288 Corridor Master Improvement Plan

After ten years of planning and construction on the vision laid out in the 2013 Master Plan, it was completed in October 2023. PEDC expended approximately $23.2 million on the project. Throughout 2020 and 2021, PEDC coordinated with the City, Brazoria County, BCTRA and other partners to finalize improvements in the corridor. PEDC bid the Phase IV construction plans and the Pearland #2 Management District, PEDC Board and City Council approved the construction contract late fall of 2021. Construction began on Phase IV, the final phase, in January 2022 and was completed in fall 2023. The Phase II plant procurement contract was completed as the plants were delivered in Phase IV. Pearland #2 Management District is providing perpetual maintenance of the improvements per agreements it entered into with the City of Pearland, Brazoria County, TxDOT and BTG.


4.2 Implement the SH 35 Corridor Redevelopment Plan

PEDC continues working to implement the SH 35 Corridor Redevelopment Plan to address infrastructure needs, redevelopment potential, underdeveloped sites, and market opportunities along the corridor. Streetscape improvements from BW8 to Broadway (Catalyst 1) were completed in 2019. PEDC continues actively working on multiple projects in Catalyst #2 Business Park North and is planning for development in Catalyst #5 Business Park South. Rice Drier Rd. reconstruction was completed in 2020, and Halik Rd. was completed in 2022.

PEDC continues to actively work on multiple projects in Catalyst #2 Business Park North and is planning for development in Catalyst #5 Business Park South. Rice Drier Road reconstruction was completed in 2020, and Halik Street reconstruction was completed in 2022.

Notable projects include:

Rice Drier

PEDC is assisting with the redevelopment of the properties at 1613 Main and at 1814 Main, the former Drager site. At 1613 Main, PEDC has a development agreement to provide for the reimbursement of public infrastructure improvements that are required for the site to be developed. At the former Drager site, PEDC has a development agreement to assist the developer in demolishing the old, dilapidated buildings and to ensure the site is developed by ERS CAT per included design guidelines. PEDC has helped facilitate ERS CAT’s platting and building permit review processes, which is ongoing. 

Sullivan Brothers

Sullivan Brothers is developing a unique housing development in the Old Town district that will redevelop a large portion of the area south of Broadway Street and east of Main Street and make it a more walkable, mixed-use district. The Developer requested assistance with the public infrastructure improvements necessary for the development, and the Developer and City entered into a Development Agreement to provide up to $4.5M for improving public roads, water, storm and sanitary lines, and streetscape within the site. The public infrastructure improvements were completed in November 2023.

Scooter’s Coffee

The former gas station at the corner of Broadway/FM 518 and Main/State Highway 35 was redeveloped, with PEDC assistance, as Scooter’s Coffee, a national coffee chain that opened in August 2021.


4.3 Develop the FM 518/Broadway Corridor Development Plan (SH 288 to SH 35)

The Broadway Corridor Development Plan was completed in May 2020 and PEDC and the City are working with TxDOT to provide input into their design process for the reconstruction of Broadway/FM 518 from Main to SH 288 in line with the plan’s recommendation.

In April 2022, TxDOT held a public meeting for the second phase of the project from Cullen to Main.

4.4 Beautify Pearland’s corridors and gateways

PEDC completed a new entry feature near the city limit on Scarsdale/Yost Rd. in September 2020 and Shadow Creek Parkway and FM 521 in April 2022, and new entryways were installed along the 288 corridor in 2023.