Telfair-Tract 5 is approximately 95 acres at the southeast intersection of University Boulevard and US-59. The area is home to the Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land and is adjacent to the Texas Instruments campus. Telfair-Tract 5 is primarily owned in separate parcels by Telfair developer Newland Communities and the City of Sugar Land. Recently, the City and Newland Communities came together to draft a masterplan that aims to establish a cohesive layout of office and entertainment land uses, across the parcels, that will create the mixed-use destination activity center long envisioned for the property.
The revised plan responds to past citizen input and Newland Communities’ previous commitment to not include multi-family as part of the development. The senior living housing in the plan is not considered multi-family and does not allow school-age children, so it will not have an impact on school enrollment. The city has also listened closely to other community input and will ensure analysis is performed to protect quality of life in areas such as traffic, drainage and other areas.
Newland presented the draft masterplan in a public meeting on January 10 and sought online feedback through January 22. The meeting allowed Newland Communities to receive feedback on the draft masterplan as they begin to prepare a formal Planned Development zoning application for the property in 2018. The application will also require multiple meetings for the Planning and Zoning Commission and the City Council that will include additional opportunities for public input.