Editor's note: The story and map was updated to correctly describe the location of the phases. The story was also updated to clarify when construction finished.

Developers confirm the final phase of University Commons in Sugar Land completed construction in January, signaling a rise in the city's retail landscape, with new businesses slated to open this year.

Construction commenced in 2016 on the commercial development along University Boulevard, said Dana Garnett, senior vice president of development at Vista Equity Group, the developer. The first phase, on the southeast corner of University Boulevard and Telfair Avenue, was completed that same year.

The second phase on the southwest corner of the intersection reached completion in 2018, followed by the third phase in early February, Garnett said.

The update

The third phase—located at 13521 University Blvd., south of Phase 1—has some new additions, including:
  • A retail building with new tenants expected to move in soon
  • Chair King, which relocated from Stafford and held its grand opening Jan. 24
  • Wallis Bank, which will open in the fall
Additionally, Garnett said new businesses will open throughout the development, such as:

Phase 1:
  • Brooklyn Pizzeria in early summer
  • Marble Slab Creamery and Great American Cookie Company in mid-summer
Phase 2:
  • Yogurtland in March
  • Bell Salon in early summer
Phase 3:
  • Veterinary Emergency Group in mid-May
The third phase has two additional spaces for future businesses, Garnett said.

What they’re saying

“The three projects bring much-needed shops and restaurants to the local area,” Garnett said. “The centers are good for the city’s tax base, as well as providing jobs for the community.”

“Sugar Land has been an especially strong area for us, and we are looking forward to providing our customers with the quality, value and selection they expect from Chair King in a dynamic new space,” said David Barish, chair and CEO of Chair King.