A developer hopes to break ground soon on a 17-acre light industrial and commercial park in east Pearland that will bring down the longstanding rice silos off Hwy. 35 and Rice Drier Road — but it will also make way for a business to relocate to the city.
“I looked into saving the silos. I looked at alternative uses, and in a more urban or dense environment, it might have been easier to figure out a way to use them, but there’s no way to use them there,” said Bobby Orr, who owns the property. “They are historic to some extent … but also they’re also a liability.”
Energy Rental Solutions, a Caterpillar dealership specializing in energy generators, temperature control units and other temporary equipment needs, is planning to relocate from Houston to a new facility adjacent to the business park within the property.
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