Sugar Land City Council recently adopted updates to the City’s Comprehensive Plan, a document that charts a vision for the future and guides policy decisions affecting the future growth and development of Sugar Land. Unanimous approval on July 3 updated the plan’s first five chapters, including informational updates to Chapters 1-4 based on 2010 U.S. Census data and recent development activity; and revisions to Chapter 5 incorporating Vision 2025 and Guiding Principles, a document adopted previously by City Council.
The Vision 2025 document was originally developed at a Community Summit. It contains principles that highlight key areas of importance for the City’s future – safe and beautiful with great neighborhoods; inclusive and environmentally responsible community; outstanding cultural arts; educational and recreational opportunities; superior mobility; regional business center; balanced development and redevelopment; and destination activity centers.
City Council also took action on June 19 with approval of updates to the Future Land Use Plan Map, a component in chapter 6 of the Comprehensive Plan. The update incorporates changes to general plans since the map was last adopted in 2004 and a land use vision for the area south of the Brazos River.