Sugar Land City Council to hold public hearing on Land Use Plan on June 26


After the City Council’s request to complete an additional public input process on multifamily recommendations, the Land Use Advisory Committee will present a final draft of the Land Use Plan on June 26 at Sugar Land City Hall. Approved as chapter 6 of Sugar Land’s Comprehensive Plan by the council in July 2012, this plan outlines policy direction and guidance for development, redevelopment and land-use decisions.

LUAC members completed the additional work and determined the original multifamily recommendations were appropriate.

A list of LUAC members’ final recommendations include:

  • Language clarification throughout the plan to ensure the intent of recommendations is not misinterpreted.
  • Maintain the proportion of single-family to multifamily (88 percent to 12 percent, respectively), clarifying the ratio is the community’s vision today and in the foreseeable future.
  • Maintain three multifamily units per developable acre for Neighborhood and Regional Activity Centers and clarify this general guidance is intended to ensure dispersal throughout the city and to avoid congestion.
  • Maintain the preference for multifamily to be located in vertically mixed-use settings – clarifying the importance of this preference in activating pedestrian areas in mixed-use centers.
  • Maintain the preference for condo ownership over apartment rental, emphasizing the preservation of single-family neighborhoods and the Comprehensive Plan recognition that a high-percentage of owner-occupied homes supports great neighborhoods.
  • Minor modifications to clarify the intent of the plan is to provide guidance versus regulations.

Feedback on the plan can be provided at the June 26 public hearing at 6 p.m., or online at through June 21. Read the draft of the plan online at


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Kara started with Community Impact Newspaper as the summer intern for the south Houston office in June 2018 after graduating with a bachelor's degree in mass communication from Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas. She became the Tomball/Magnolia reporter in September 2018. Prior to CI, Kara served as the editor-in-chief of The Wichitan—Midwestern State University's student-run campus newspaper—and interned with both the Wichita Adult Literacy Council and VeepWorks.
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