The Sugar Land Planning and Zoning Commission will hold a public hearing on a draft Land Use Plan on Oct. 26, at 6:30 p.m., at Sugar Land City Hall, 2700 Town Center Blvd. North.
The Land Use Plan, also known as Chapter 6 of the city’s Comprehensive Plan, outlines policy direction and guidance for land-use decisions; establishes a vision for land use; and identifies an action plan of projects to accomplish the land-use vision and goals.
The plan guides proactive responses to long-term market shifts and demographic trends – with the goal of protecting single-family residential neighborhoods and ensuring Sugar Land continues to be a premier place to live, work, shop and play in the region.
City residents who served on LUAC guided work to update the plan and recently shared the plan’s recommendations with the public in an open house meeting on Oct. 11.
Recommendations were based on a four-year process that included extensive efforts to engage the community and gather input. Public participation included meetings, Online Town Halls, an educational forum series and more.
The Land Use Plan is not zoning or a regulatory document; however, the city’s zoning regulations are guided by and must be consistent with the Comprehensive Plan. In fact, the city is required to have a Comprehensive Plan if it has zoning.
The draft Land Use Plan is available online at www.sugarlandtx.gov/LandUsePlan. Feedback on the plan can be provided at the upcoming Planning and Zoning Commission public hearing.
A summary of feedback from Sugar Land residents and those living in the city’s extra-territorial jurisdiction will be provided to the Planning and Zoning Commission. The commission will make a recommendation to City Council at a subsequent meeting. The Council will hold a workshop, public hearing and consider adoption of the plan by ordinance later this year.
Parks, Recreation and Open Space Master Plan update
A final public meeting to receive feedback on Sugar Land’s Parks, Open Space and Recreation Master Plan update is scheduled for Oct. 25, at 6:30 p.m., at Sugar Land City Hall.
During the meeting, staff will present an overview of the master plan process and the proposed master plan recommendations. Residents are encouraged to attend and help shape the future of the city of Sugar Land. The draft plan will be posted online at www.sugarlandtx.gov/PROSMasterPlan for public review during the month of November.
The Parks, Open Space, and Recreation Master Plan will establish a vision and identify a work plan of projects to accomplish the City’s Park, Recreation and Open Space goals.