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Coming Soon to Sugar Land, Only Bigger
photo shows the 277 unit Sueba property, Antigua.
to build this similar product at Telfair, approved for 400 units
Imperial, approved for 600 units.
According to our City Multi Family Zoning,
for City Council to approve over 200 units at any one location,
they must demonstrate it is "A Superior Product"??
How did City Council define "Superior"?
10ft vs 6ft sidewalks
1501 Sugar Land
Signed the Initiative
VOTERS DO NOT
WANT HIGH DENSITY APARTMENTS
Apts, November 2012, City Council discusses width of sidewalks, 6ft vs 10ft
NO discussion of how this is a "Superior Development"
Resident Concerns and Petition IGNORED...
City of Sugar Land is Denying our right to the Initiative Petition. They have issued a legal opinion that the Petition is
not legal, but will not release details of their "opinion". We have only asked for the right to vote on the issue
and they are denying that right.
Sustainable Sugar Land will report on future City Council votes
We will support elected official and candidates who
will seek to enforce our
Primary Zoning Districts
over the ambiguous, PD (Planned Development) Zoning
Email Excerpt from Sugar Land Council member to Sugar Land Citizen dated 9/30/2012:
As you may know, the City is not able to regulate multi-family within ETJ’s. Fortunately, the City was
able to negotiate with Newland to only allow 400 units, this is 200 units less than current city policy!
Kathy, a Development Agreement is a legal document and the City would be in breach of contract
if we voted against these units.
What "current city policy"
allows 600 units? More importantly, have Council members been instructed on how they MUST vote? How can the City obligate
Council members to vote in a specific manner? That question is now before the Texas Attorney General's Office.
|TELFAIR 400 APARTMENTS, 4 STORIES
Telfair 400 Apartments, 4 Stories. The schools that were promised were never built. And
now they want to build up to 400 multi family units on a parcel that was supposed to be single family homes. Telfair Sales
maps printed in 09/2006 showed this prime lakefront area color coded for 80' single family home lots. This location was rezoned
in September 2011 from Interim R-1, single familiy residential to Planned Development. The 2003 Telfair plan called for (2)Two,
200-unit apartments in separate locations in accordance with our apartment primary zoning district. The developer said "nobody
will build 200 units". So City Council approved this consolidation in Sept 2011. Elementary children from this development
will be zoned to Colony Meadows.
Click to view Telfair Public Hearing 8/23/2012
|Riverstone 600 Apartments, Mid Rise Condos
Riverstone 600 Apartments, Mid Rise Condos, Townhomes The Riverstone apartments
are located outside the Sugar Land city limits, just off Commonwealth near Palm Royale Blvd. City Council cannot restrict
the number of apartments at this location. Watch the Riverstone video on this site (Sugar Land Elected Voting Hostory Tab)
as Council member Jones describes how this developer's attorney "strong armed" council members. Weeks later, the
plan was approved. Then, what did our council members do? They REWARDED this same developer with 625 apartment units at the
Imperial redevelopment site. Newly appointed Fort Bend ISD Board member, Jenny Bailey, had this to say in August 2012 "Commonwealth
Elementary is projected to be over capacity by 131% by 2014 due to growth in Riverstone."
Imperial 625 Apartments A joint City Council and Planning & Zoning public
meeting was held prior to City Council voting. Public notice indicated the developer would not make a presentation and the
public would not be allowed to speak. At the meeting, the developer was repeatedly asked to come to the podium. The public
was not. Did the City ignore public safety at Imperial? The City of Sugar Land Comprehensive Plan, Chapter 6 contains a request
by Nalco Chemical that "no residential" be built adjacent to their chemical plant. That is the approved location
for 625 apartment units.
Join the letter writing campaign for Imperial. This letter is addressed
to the City of Sugar Land and the State of Texas, Permanent School Fund. This State fund and City residents should not be
placed at financial risk by building in a potentially unsafe location.
Clcik for Imperial Letter