The Pearland Westside Event Center located at 2150 Country Place Parkway, Pearland, will be known under a new name to the city’s residents.

Pearland City Council at its May 9 regular meeting unanimously approved an amended resolution to rename the facility the West Pearland Community Center.

“I think this is a good change and very welcome, especially as mentioned [removing] the word 'side,' which is widely perceived by people as divisive,” Council Member Luke Orlando said.

The name change was done to remove the word "side," according to agenda documents. The facility offers residents space for meetings and small events as well as group activities, fitness, early childhood through senior adult recreation, public information and educational opportunities, according to the city of Pearland.

Pearland Parks and Recreation Director Carry Capers said the city is working with a vendor to put a new marquee sign on the facility, and there is not a timeline of when the new sign will go up.