Now that New Territory and Greatwood are annexed into the city limits of Sugar Land, zoning will apply to all properties. Zoning is the way local governments can regulate the physical development of land and the uses that are allowed to be developed on property. It is also a tool used to guide decision making for improvements to existing property to ensure it is consistent with the surrounding environment. Zoning protects neighborhoods from development that does not harmonize or is not compatible with the surrounding area.
Permanent zoning within New Territory and Greatwood will be applied in the following phases:
The proposed permanent zoning will replace the interim (R-1-I) zoning designation placed on all property at time of annexation with permanent commercial zoning or residential zoning districts (B-O or R-3) for areas developed as independent/assisted living or townhomes.
Zoning District Descriptions:
Townhouse Residential District (R-3)
The Townhouse Residential District provides for development of well-designed low density townhouse complexes with an emphasis on Open Space and access to light and air.