Following increased development in southeast Pearland, Pearland City Council discussed the possibility of creating a new tax increment reinvestment zone Oct. 10.

TIRZ 3 would be in the area of the planned Massey Oaks residential development along and west of Hwy. 35.

“There’s enough of us that are interested in moving forward with creating the TIRZ,” Mayor Kevin Cole said.

A TIRZ is a specifically defined geographic area wherein the new property taxes from improvements in the zone are placed into a dedicated fund for future development projects, such as water infrastructure, road infrastructure and public facilities.

The Massey Oaks developer hired law firm Allen Boone Humphries Robinson to prepare a TIRZ proposal modeled on the 3,647-acre Shadow Creek Ranch TIRZ No. 2.

“We need to find our own [legal] council that deals with this if we’re going to go forward,” said Council Member Alex Kamkar, who does not support the new TIRZ.

TIRZ 3 would have to be established by the end of 2022 for the city to maximize the tax increment that can be gained from property, according to an executive summary prepared by city staff.