Greatwood was annexed into the city limits of Sugar Land in December 2017. At the time of annexation, an interim zoning category was assigned to Greatwood. The City of Sugar Land is now changing the zoning from interim to permanent. The zoning will change from Standard Single Family Residential – Interim (R-1-I) to Standard Single Family Residential (R-1). This is a standard procedure that cities undertake following annexation.
Upcoming Public Hearings
The City of Sugar Land sent an updated notice in early October 2021 to all Greatwood residential property owners and adjacent property owners within 200 feet to notify them of a change in date for upcoming public hearings regarding the zoning change from interim to permanent. The public hearings will occur on the following dates:
The City uses zoning to regulate land uses and the physical development of land such as the size of buildings, and how they relate to their surroundings, including other buildings, open spaces, and the street. 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 is not compatible with the surrounding area.