What we reported In June, the city of Pearland donated 21 acres to the University of Houston-Clear Lake Pearland Campus to pave the way for a new building and an expansion of higher education course offerings. The donated property is adjacent to the campus, which is located off Pearland Parkway. UHCL Pearland shared an office building with the Pearland Economic Development Corporation until August, when the PEDC moved to Shadow Creek Ranch.

The latest The university is in the design phase for a 52,000-square-foot health sciences building, which will sit on a portion of the donated property. The design architect is PBK Architects Inc. The university is also conducting site surveys and geotechnical work prior to construction.

What’s next UHCL Pearland will break ground on the building in April or May. The $20 million construction project was contracted out to Austin Commercial. The new building will house nursing and other health care programs.

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