4 development updates to follow in Sugar Land and Missouri City

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1) Missouri City water treatment plant expansion

Missouri City is expanding its Regional Water Treatment Plant, located at 4655 1/2 Bees Creek Court, Missouri City. Once the expansion, which is considered Phase 2 of the project, is completed, the plant’s processing capacity will double from 10 million gallons per day to 20 million gallons per day.

Construction on Phase 2 of the plant, which will cost $14 million to complete, began in March 2019, and city officials said the expansion is on track to finish in September.•Missouri City officials said the expansion was required for the city to meet future development consumption needs. The plant expansion was also necessary for the city to move toward meeting the Fort Bend Subsidence District’s mandate for cities to convert 60% of their total water demand to alternative, or nongroundwater, supplies by 2025.

Enprotec/Hibbs & Todd, the firm behind the design of the plant, said on its website the long-term plan for the plant is to have a daily capacity of 33 million gallons built in three phases.

2) The Crossing at Telfair construction

Rubicon Realty Group, the project developer for the Crossing at Telfair, is constructing two new pad sites at the intersection of Hwy. 90A and Hwy. 6 in Sugar Land.

Since the fall, several businesses have opened in building No. 350 at the shopping center, including Gracie Barra jiu-jitsu, Lash Studio, Yummy Pho and Bo Ne 3 and Decadent: A Coffee and Dessert Bar.

Hertz, a car rental company, will be one of the first tenants to move into building No. 400, which is empty, according to Rubicon leasing associate Thad Mai. The 400 building has 10,081 square feet still available.

Mai said he is actively working on leases for several new tenants, including a fitness center, office space and a restaurant.

Mai said the intersection is desirable for future tenants.

“[Hwy.] 6 and [Hwy.] 90 are two major roads,” Mai said. “You have the Sugar Land community, but you also have the accessibility to other neighborhoods in the area that might want to come by.”

3) Marcel District construction

Marcel Group, the developer of the Marcel District, will finish exterior construction of the mixed-use development by April, Marcel Group founder Vernon Veldekens said in an email.

After that, Marcel will start interior construction for the project located at the corner of University Boulevard and LJ Parkway. Marcel has soft opening plans for the fall.

Announced tenants at Marcel District include Experience Fusion, Apex Executive Suites, Renzo Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, Hometown Lender, Graciela’s Seafood, Graciela’s Mexican and Zoners Pizza, according to Veldekens.

4) Fort Bend ISD land purchase

The Fort Bend ISD board of trustees has approved the district’s purchase of two tracts of land since September.

The board’s action allows for district staff to conduct due diligence prior to the purchase of the land, said Amanda Bubela, FBISD’s director of external communications and media relations.

In September, the board approved the purchase of 30 acres of land adjacent to Post Oak Boulevard and Hwy. 6. That site will be the home to FBISD’s Middle School No. 16, Bubela said.

FBISD’s 2018 bond election allocated $19.7 million of the total $992.6 million for future land purchases. Bubela said money for the purchase and design of Middle School No. 16 was included in the 2018 bond, but funding for construction would likely come from a future bond.

At its Feb. 10 meeting, the board approved the purchase of 16.24 acres of land in the Sienna master-planned community. This plot of land is for a future elementary school, Bubela said.

Because this purchase is not yet finalized, the district has not released the exact location of the land.
By Claire Shoop

Reporter, Sugar Land/Missouri City

Claire joined Community Impact Newspaper in September 2019 as the reporter for the Sugar Land/Missouri City edition. She graduated from The University of Texas at Austin in May 2019 where she studied journalism, government and Arabic. While in school, Claire was a fellow for The Texas Tribune, worked for the student newspaper, The Daily Texan, and spent a semester in Washington, D.C. She enjoys playing cards with her family and listening to the Boss, Bruce Springsteen.


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