Alvin Community College Board of Regent Chair Mike Pyburn signed documents for the $1.25 million sale of the Pearland Center to Grand Cornerstone Development, LLC on July 27.
“While the Pearland Center served both students and the community well during its 15 years of operation, it was evident from the attendance patterns that our focus needed to shift back to our main campus as well as the rapidly growing western portion of our district,” ACC Board Chair Mike Pyburn said. “We are glad that this non-producing asset will be repurposed and become the cornerstone of the Old Town Pearland redevelopment that will be enjoyed by the citizens of Pearland for decades to come. We are also excited that the proceeds from the sale will enable ACC to strengthen its Institutional Reserve account in the near term, and potentially fund other district projects going forward. We believe this was a win-win for both the Alvin and Pearland communities.”
Regents hired Keller Williams to provide assistance in the selling of the Pearland College Center in 2014. The college stopped offering classes in 2013 after Dual Credit and other courses were offered at Pearland ISD’s Turner College and Career High School.
ACC opened the Pearland Center at 2319 N. Grand Blvd. in 1998 in order to provide resources to the Pearland area including courses in Continuing Education, technical programs, healthcare programs along with basic credit and Dual Credit courses.
The Pearland Center also worked in conjunction with Texas State Technical College to provide workforce training in several manufacturing fields such as welding, hydraulic mechanical systems and industrial electric systems.
ACC created a partnership with the University of Houston-Clear Lake in 2004 to teach courses at Pearland Center for students in Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programs.