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Development Code Update
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The Development Code is the official document that ensures safe, orderly, and efficient development throughout the City in accordance with the Comprehensive Plan by providing for the public health, safety and general welfare of citizens. The Development Code was adopted in 1997 and provides the basis for the review of projects submitted by a property owner wanting to alter or develop property within the City of Sugar Land. Components of the Development Code include zoning, sign, subdivision, building, airport zoning, and flood damage reduction regulations.

On July 21, 2015, City Council adopted Phase 1 of the Development Code Update.  Phase 1 focused on technical revisions and implementing a few high-priority policy items that include details on vested rights, planned development districts, private residential streets and the implementation of the Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan. The technical revisions include reorganization of sections of the Code, placing lengthy text in table formats, and adding diagrams to clarify requirements. These technical changes were made to make the Code more user-friendly. The updated Development Code is available through Municode.

A summary list of changes is available below.

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