Why is multi-family needed for the project to be successful?

For any commercial development to be successful there needs to be people.  In mixed-use developments where it is more compact, dense, and walkable the close proximity of people in and around the development are essential for not only creating the demand for retail and dining establishments but also ensuring they continue to thrive.  Multi-family or other similar dense housing products are essential to providing the economic success of the project.  

Ultimately, we want this to be a financially successful and sustainable development that will benefit our community for years to come. This denser type of development also has other benefits, such as creating desirable workplaces for new, expanded, and existing businesses, pathways to homeownership, public infrastructure improvements and quality of place amenities.?This also helps maintain Sugar Land’s high-level of services and amenities while sustaining one of the state’s lowest tax rates. 

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1. So, if the mixed-use code is no longer moving forward -- what tool are you using to redevelop lake pointe? 
2. Is the entire Lake Pointe RAC anticipated to be rezoned, or just Lake Pointe Plaza?
3. Why is multi-family needed for the project to be successful?
4. Why are you moving forward with a Land Use Plan Amendment in Lake Pointe when there is no official submittal to redevelop Lake Pointe Plaza at this time?
5. You mention that a Land Use Plan Amendment is necessary to redevelop Lake Pointe Plaza – what does that Land Use Plan Amendment entail?
6. What is the timeline for preparing Lake Pointe Plaza for redevelopment?
7. Why is this project being brought forward without completed impact studies (I.e. traffic, school, etc.) ?
8. What is a traffic study used for? 
9. How will new multi-family impact our schools?