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.