Pearland City Council approved a zone change necessary for Pearland’s Lake Park, a three-phase development that includes 375 townhomes.
The site is located on approximately 47 acres at the northeast corner of Brookside Road and Cullen Parkway.
Owner James Johnson had requested a zone change from “single family estate district” to “mixed use planned development.” City documents describe the proposed townhomes as “a hybrid between a multi-family development and a townhome development.” The proposal includes non-residential uses along the perimeter of the property.
City Council on Monday approved the zone change 4-1, with Councilman Scott Sherman opposed.
Mayor Tom Reid commented that the project has been in the works for quite a while. The development is proposed in three phases, with Phase I consisting of 238 units of residential townhomes. Roadway improvements and landscaping are included in the plan.
“The PD also proposes a hike and bike trail along the creek,” Planning Director Lata Krishnarao said.
Planning and Zoning did approve the plan in September under conditions, many of which dealt with labeling of exhibits and clarifications.
Monday’s city council action was the first and only reading of the item.
“I’ve come out against that when we were talking about tax rate,” Councilman Tony Carbone said. “But in this case I don’t mind. We’ve had six or seven workshops during which the project has been discussed. I like the fact that we’re doing something to work with the developer.”
Councilman Keith Ordeneux said he didn’t particularly like the first and only reading, “but I can live with it.”