What is the project?

To start, the developer is proposing redevelopment of the Imperial Char House into an office building with associated food, beverage and retail. It is proposed that a portion of the Char House will house The Cannon, an innovation space that provides numerous workspace options, programming, content, and events, with access to sponsors, mentors, accelerators, incubators, and venture capital. The remainder of the 40-acre proposed project, which includes all currently existing historical structures, is a mixed-use walkable area including retail, food and beverage, office, event space, residential (including multi-family), with extensive outdoor green space. The top priority of the project is preservation of historic buildings as well as an emphasis on creating a vibrant, energetic destination for the community.

For more information on the inspiration for this project, please watch the video from the Town Halls here: https://sugar-scoop.com/2022/12/19/couldnt-make-it-to-the-imperial-char-house-town-hall-watch-both-sessions-here/

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1. What is the project?
2. What has been completed to date?
3. Is this a city-led project? Why has the City provided financial support?
4. Why is this redevelopment happening now?
5. How has the public been engaged in this process?
6. What are the next steps?
7. Why was an amendment to the Land Use Plan necessary for this project? Does this mean it can change at any time?
8. What did City Council's vote on an amendment to the Land Use Plan and General Development plan mean?
9. Can the Char House be preserved without the other parts of the proposed project being developed?
10. What’s to keep PUMA from buying the land, building apartments and then backing out of the Char House deal?
11. Why are apartments needed?
12. Who will be leasing the new proposed, multi-family units?
13. I don’t want apartments in Sugar Land. What other types of housing will be allowed with this redevelopment plan?
14. Will any of the apartments in the Imperial development be Section 8 housing?
15. Will crime increase due to the addition of apartments in the area?
16. How will new apartments impact our schools?
17. What is a traffic study used for?
18. How will development of this project impact traffic in the area?
19. Will this project impact drainage in the area?
20. How will the Children’s Discovery Center & Sugar Land Heritage Museum be impacted by this redevelopment?
21. Where are we in the process of getting historic tax credit for the site?