It’s been 15 years in the making and the planning is paying off. The Lower Kirby District continues to bring in new commercial development, snagging another company that opted to relocate their HQ to the growing master-planned district. Medical device manufacturer Millar, Inc. just broke ground on a 56,000 s.f. office and manufacturing facility.
Millar is well known in the medical instrumentation industry for their innovative pressure sensor-enabled medical devices; Millar catheters have been hailed as “the gold standard.” PRISM worked directly with Millar to develop several exterior and interior renderings for promoting the project.
The Pearland Economic Development (PEDC) extended Kirby Drive from Shadow Creek Ranch to Beltway 8 in 2006. This connection provided direct access to the 1,200-acre Lower Kirby District. It also provided more convenience for the large labor force located in Pearland. It was all part of the PEDC’s strategy to transform the vast tract of undeveloped property into the amenity-rich, multi-use destination that Lower Kirby District has become. Millar viewed the Lower Kirby District as the ideal location to support their long-term growth plans. The company chose Pearland and the Lower Kirby District specifically for their growing roster of life sciences specialty manufacturers located there.
The new building is on a 5-acre site Millar purchased from PEDC. Clay Development and Method Architecture are providing architecture and interior design. The new building will house 120 employees and will have space for Millar’s research and development efforts, warehousing, manufacturing, and offices. Construction is expected to be complete in late 2022.