City of Pearland deannexes part of Lakes of Savannah development

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A 6.32-acre tract located close to County Road 58 will soon be outside of Pearland city limits. (Haley Morrison/Community Impact Newspaper)

A 6.32-acre tract located close to County Road 58 will soon be outside of Pearland city limits. (Haley Morrison/Community Impact Newspaper)

A 6.32-acre tract located in the Lakes of Savannah development near County Road 58 will soon be outside of Pearland city limits and instead be located in Pearland’s extraterritorial jurisdiction, or ETJ.

Pearland City Council during its Dec. 6 meeting approved the first reading of an ordinance that detaches the tract located within the boundaries of Brazoria County Municipal Utility District No. 22 from the city of Pearland.

“There are 42 lots. Of those 42 lots, 36 of those residents out there have already petitioned the city for deannexation,” Pearland City Attorney Darrin Coker said. “The remaining six lots are owned by the developer or builder, and those have also been signed petitions for deannexation.”

The homes located in that portion of the development are valued between $225,000 to $250,000, said Brian Gibson, director of land development for Friendswood Development Company.

The city of Pearland receives about $30,000 annually in property tax revenue from the homes, Coker said. With the deannexation of the land, the city will lose that revenue, but homeowners will also relinquish all rights to city services, he said.


By Andy Yanez

Reporter, Pearland/Friendswood

Andy joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in June 2021 after graduating with a degree in journalism from the University of Houston. He started off as the South Houston Metro Reporter where he helped each different edition in the South Houston market before transitioning to the Pearland/Friendswood market in August 2021. Andy covers education, local government, transportation, business, real estate development and nonprofits in these communities. Prior to CI, Andy served as the sports editor of The Cougar, UH's student newspaper, where he covered the university's athletics beat for two years and got to cover the 2021 NCAA Men's Basketball Final Four in Indianapolis.