What are your thoughts on the final draft Land Use Plan as recommended by the citizen-led Land Use Advisory Committee?
Throughout the last four years, a citizen committee—the Land Use Advisory Committee—has been diligently working on an update to the Land Use Plan which will guide future land use decisions in the city of Sugar Land. The Committee’s recommendations in the Land Use Plan aim to protect the city’s single-family residential neighborhoods while ensuring Sugar Land continues to be a premier place to live, work, shop and play within the region. Recommendations were based on a four-year process that included extensive efforts to engage the community and gather input. Public participation included meetings, Online Town Halls, an educational forum series and more.
The City is at a transitional moment in its history. Sugar Land evolved from a small company town, to a rapidly growing suburb of Houston in the latter half of the twentieth century. Since 2000, the city has developed into a mature, well-rounded city with high quality neighborhoods, significant employment, and attractive destination venues. However, the City also has aging buildings and infrastructure and limited vacant property. The population is increasingly diverse and aging, leading to shifts in housing market preferences. In order to address these changes in the city and ensure Sugar Land continues to thrive, the Land Use Plan establishes guidance for development and redevelopment which aims to improve residents’ quality of life and support the City’s economic growth.
The city of Sugar Land is committed to collaborating with the community to best balance the various land uses that will be necessary to allow the city to continue to provide first-rate services and protect citizens’ best interests in the near and long-term: preserving our home town, building our future.
You are invited provide feedback by clicking on the link below. A summary of feedback from registered users with addresses within Sugar Land city limits and extra-territorial jurisdiction (ETJ) will be provided to Planning and Zoning Commission at the public hearing and discussion scheduled for October 26th, 2017.
A public open house was held on October 11, 2017 where the Land Use Advisory Committee shared the recommendations of the Plan. See the video of the presentation to learn more about the draft Plan prior to providing feedback through the Online Town Hall.