Construction began for Ivy Lofts, a four-story retail and multifamily development in Pearland’s Lower Kirby, according to a release from the Pearland Economic Development Corp. Ivy Lofts is the first phase of a mixed-use development called Ivy at Lower Kirby, which is proposed to include offices, a retirement center, apartments, townhomes and retail stores, according to the release. A public park and trail system is included in the development.