By KAROLYN GEPHART
A proposed animal slaughterhouse within the city limits of Pearland has caused much comment and concern in the city. A public hearing on the topic was set but was postponed.
The proposed site is at 1526 Garden Road CR 109 and the property owners are Amir and Celine Qureshi. They own the 3.75 acre property where they want to put the facility.
In their letter of intent, Qureshi says that mostly sheep, lambs and goats will be slaughtered with occasional cattle. He also plans to construct a meat market and fresh produce area.
The Querishis applied for a Conditional Use Permit (UP) to allow the construction.
People opposing the idea site that Lawhon Elementary is nearby and this would be the wrong area to put such a facility and some residents fear odors and disturbances that might originate there if the facility is built.
The Planning and Zoning Commission had planned to comment on this item with Council voting on it at the Joint Public Hearing meeting held November 19 at City Hall but before the meeting the agenda item was postponed at the request of the applicant.
The announcement of the postponement was placed on Council member Adrian Hernandez’s Facebook page.