Land Use Plan Update

Throughout the last four years, a citizen committee - the Land Use Advisory Committee - has been diligently working to update the Land Use Plan by developing policies that will guide future land use decisions. The Plan’s recommended policies 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.

As the city continues to move forward with the plan update, this website will be updated to inform residents on its progress.

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What does the plan say about...

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Single Family Residential Neighborhoods
Sugar Land’s single-family residential neighborhoods are an important part of the city’s past, and protecting them is the primary focus of the future. This Plan prioritizes the preservation and protection of single-family neighborhoods in Sugar Land and encourages increased coordination with the school district.
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Mixed-Use Activity Centers
The success of Sugar Land Town Square is a model for future walkable mixed-use Regional and Neighborhood Activity Centers. Regional Activity Centers are proposed to attract visitors from around Sugar Land and the entire region. Neighborhood Activity Centers are proposed to be created through redevelopment of aging retail centers.
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Protecting Residents' Quality of Life
Maintaining amenities such as retail, restaurants, hotels, cultural institutions, parks, entertainment and recreational destinations are important in attracting residents, tourists and visitors. The Land Use Plan establishes policies to ensure Sugar Land will continue to be a premier place to live.
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Restrictions on Multi-Family Development
The Land Use Plan provides guidance for stronger restrictions on multi-family development, including a definitive statement that no new stand-alone, single-use, multi-family residential development within the city should be approved and that a school impact analysis should be completed when residential development is proposed.
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Redevelopment is critical to maintaining the long-term fiscal health of the city, but must always be balanced and considerate of the impact on any single-family neighborhoods. The Plan promotes redevelopment that supports the goals of the City and is respectful of the surrounding community.
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Read the Draft Land Use Plan

The Plan’s recommended policies 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.

See the official draft document, maps that delineate specific areas in the city and their proposed use, and review the plan's goals and policies.

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From the Land Use Advisory Committee

"As a Land Use Advisory Committee member my goal has been to help the City update the Land Use Plan to ensure the current quality of life is maintained so that the future generations in Sugar Land can enjoy the quality of life presently enjoyed."

Ravi Arora, LUAC Member

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Residents are encouraged to participate and learn more about the Land Use Plan and Sugar Land's Future.

Oct. 11 Public Open House (See video)
Oct. 2 - Oct. 23         Online Town Hall
Oct. 26 Planning & Zoning Commission - Public Hearing
Nov. 14 Planning & Zoning Commission Agenda
Nov. 21 City Council - Workshop
Dec. 5                                              City Council - Workshop 
(Please note: The public hearing on the Land Use Plan update planned for the December 5th City Council meeting will be rescheduled  for early 2018. A new public hearing notice will be posted in advance of the rescheduled date.)
Jan. 18 City Council – Workshop
The scheduled Jan. 16 meeting has been postponed due to weather. The City Council meeting has been rescheduled for Thursday, Jan. 18, at 3:30 p.m. at City Hall.
Jan. 23 City Council - Workshop
The Land Use Plan workshop item postponed to the Jan. 18 City Council meeting, due to weather, is rescheduled to the Tuesday, Jan. 23 City Council meeting, starting at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall. 

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