Top 7 stories to follow in 2018 in Sugar Land and Missouri City

  1. Developers to start Imperial Market construction
    After nearly 14 years of planning, Imperial Market developers are gearing up to start construction March 1 transforming the historic old sugar refinery site in Sugar Land.
  2. Fort Bend ISD 2018 bond
    Using studies and assessments of the district’s facilities, building usage and population demographics, staffers will identify, prioritize and plan the necessary projects to be included in the bond program, district officials said.
  3. Brazos River erosion study
    The erosion study will take approximately four months to complete, and the city is coordinating with Fort Bend County, Steubing said. Additional details and information on the study’s findings are expected to be announced in late January, he said.
  4. Fort Bend ISD deficit plan
    As FBISD officials engage with the community and meet with stakeholder groups, they will continue discussions regarding potential solutions and present these ideas to residents for input and feedback starting in January.
  5. Veterans Memorial project
    Missouri City officials are working with nonprofit Missouri City Parks Foundation to construct a memorial to honor the nation’s veterans.
  6. Sugar Land Land Use Plan
    During a Dec. 5 City Council meeting, Mayor Joe Zimmerman recommended the plan be sent back to the planning and zoning commission and the Land Use Advisory Committee to define the plan’s 12 percent multifamily housing cap and how that will blend with the city’s business community.
  7. Texas Parkway developments
    Missouri City adopted an updated comprehensive plan in June, and the new Houston Community College campus opened next to the City Hall complex.
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Beth Marshall
Born and raised in Montgomery County, Beth Marshall graduated from The University of Texas at San Antonio in 2015 with a bachelor's degree in communication and a minor in business. Originally hired as a reporter for The Woodlands edition in 2016, she became editor of the Sugar Land/Missouri City edition in October 2017.
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