Pearland to build $14.5M library
Officials at the City of Pearland are planning to build a new, freestanding Westside Library to open in late 2022 in a $60 million tax increment reinvestment zone (TIRZ) at Shadow Creek Parkway and Kirby Drive.
The estimated $14.5 million branch library would be almost four times the size of the current library, which is in a retail center. The new two-story 39,000-square-foot facility would have room for six to eight study rooms, multiple meeting rooms, and a teaching theater. Children’s story time space would be expanded, and the number of computer stations would increase to 12.
City officials are working with an architectural firm on the library’s design before soliciting development proposals.