Pearland, Friendswood update comprehensive plans

Both the cities of Pearland and Friendswood are in the midst of updating their comprehensive plans, which will guide each city with future development and service needs. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Both the cities of Pearland and Friendswood are in the midst of updating their comprehensive plans, which will guide each city with future development and service needs. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Both the cities of Pearland and Friendswood are in the midst of updating their comprehensive plans, which will guide each city with future development and service needs. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Both the cities of Pearland and Friendswood are in the midst of updating their comprehensive plans, which will guide each city with future development and service needs.

The Pearland Community Development Department began updating the city’s comprehensive plan in late 2021 and aims to get an updated version to City Council by mid-2022, Pearland Community Development Director John McDonald previously told Community Impact Newspaper. The city last updated its plan in 2015.


Meanwhile, Friendswood looks to have its comprehensive plan updated by December; it was last updated in 1998. The planning committee hopes to present a finished plan on how to update the comprehensive plan by February, according to Friendswood Director of Community Development Aubrey Harbin.
By Sierra Rozen

Metro Reporter, South Houston

Sierra joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in September of 2021 after graduating with a degree in communication and a minor in journalism from St. Edward's University in Austin, TX. Sierra covers all things in the South Houston area but in particular covers Friendswood ISD, Friendswood City Council and Harris County METRO. Prior to CI, Sierra served as the viewpoints and life and arts editor for Hilltop Views, as well as interning for Austin Woman Magazine.

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 as the South Houston Metro Reporter where he helped each different edition in the South Houston market, from Katy to the Bay area, before transitioning to the Pearland and Friendswood market in August 2021. He covers education, local government, transportation, business, real estate development and nonprofits in these communities. Prior to arriving at Community Impact, Andy was the sports editor of The Cougar, UH's student newspaper, where he covered the university's athletics beat for two years and covered the 2021 NCAA Men's Basketball Final Four in Indianapolis. Andy has appeared in the Houston Chronicle via an internship in 2020, and freelance work. He can be heard on the Pawd Slama Jama podcast still covering UH athletics.