Land Use Plan

The Land Use Plan is a high-level document that outlines policy direction and guidance for development, redevelopment and land use decisions. The Plan is published as Chapter 6 of the City’s Comprehensive Plan. The Plan furthers the Comprehensive Plan’s overall vision and sets out a specific land use vision and goals for the city and outlines actions that will achieve those goals to ensure Sugar Land continues to thrive.

Land Use Plan Document

City of Sugar Land Land Use Plan

The Sugar Land City Council approved the second reading of the ordinance to update the Land Use Plan on August 7, 2018. Overall, the Plan includes goals and policies which focus on ways the city can develop and redevelop to remain a desirable place to live and do business. All of the goals of the Land Use Plan will work together to guide development and redevelopment decisions with the intent of ensuring Sugar Land continues to be a premier place to live, work, shop and play in the region.

Future Land Use Map


Land Use Vision

Sugar Land will develop and redevelop to remain a desirable place to live and do business. The city will change in response to long-term shifts in market demands and demographic trends, managing that change to preserve the city’s appeal. It will balance different land uses, preserve the character of its neighborhoods, and create new walkable mixed-use Regional and Neighborhood Activity Centers with a variety of offices, housing, retail, entertainment, and civic institutions.

Land Use Plan Amendments

Periodic updates are necessary to ensure the Land Use Plan is responsive to current market and demographic needs. City Council has adopted the following Land Use Plan Amendments: 

Ordinance #SummaryAdopted

Amending the Future Land Use Map for approximately 220 acres on the north side of U.S. Highway 90A and west of the intersection with Easton Avenue with a change in land use classification from "Light Industrial" to "Suburban Neighborhood."

May 17th 2022
Amending the Imperial Regional Activity Center section in the Land Use Plan to provide more general descriptions of the vision for the area and increase the anticipated number of multifamily units.March 7th 2023

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