What does the mixed-use zoning code aim to do?

The goal of the mixed-use zoning code and the proposed mixed-use districts is threefold. The mixed-use zoning code aims to:  

  1. Create Vibrant Activity Centers: We are committed to developing Activity Centers that blend offices, housing, retail, entertainment, and civic uses, promoting a dynamic and engaging community environment - as envisioned by the Land Use Plan. 
  2. Integrate Residential and Commercial Uses: The introduction of two new mixed-use zoning districts will enable the integration of residential and commercial land uses, fostering a cohesive environment where both can coexist and complement each other. 
  3. Follow a Transparent and Fair Process: Creating these two mixed-use zoning districts does not automatically place this zoning on any property – that requires rezoning. All rezoning requests must go through a transparent, public, process that involves Planning & Zoning, and City Council approval.  Once the mixed-use zoning is in place, staff ensures development applications are compliant and achieve City Council’s vision. 

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1. Why do we need to redevelop/reinvest?
2. What does Community Reinvestment mean?
3. What does redevelopment mean?
4. Why can't we annex more land to grow the city?
5. I don't want apartments in Sugar Land. What other types of housing will be allowed with this redevelopment plan?
6. What are Regional Activity Centers (RAC)?
7. If we develop regional activity centers, how will the City ensure business occupancy rates stay up?
8. When you say more people, how many more people do we need?
9. What is the City doing to ensure infrastructure can support any new developments?
10. What is the Land Use Plan?
11. What is mixed-use zoning and what does the Land Use Plan say about it?
12. Is there public support for mixed-use zoning?
13. Why are we going through an update of the development code?
14. Are you looking to change the entire development code?
15. How many activity centers are there and where are they located?
16. What does the mixed-use zoning code aim to do?
17. How long will this process take?
18. We have rules for a reason. Why do these need to be changed now?
19. How large are activity centers compared to the rest of Sugar Land?