Greatwood & New Territory Permanent Zoning

Now that New Territory and Greatwood are annexed into the city limits of Sugar Land, zoning will apply to all properties.  Zoning is the way local governments can regulate the physical development of land and the uses that are allowed to be developed on property. It is also a tool used to guide decision making for improvements to existing property to ensure it is consistent with the surrounding environment. Zoning protects neighborhoods from development that does not harmonize or is not compatible with the surrounding area.

Permanent Zoning Phases

Permanent zoning within New Territory and Greatwood will be applied in the following phases:

  • Phase I - Replacing Interim R-1-I in New Territory with permanent commercial zoning districts for areas that are commercially developed. – Phase I completed on May 1, 2018.
  • Phase II – Permanent zoning in Greatwood of residential townhomes and non-residential areas without interim commercial zoning. Phase II completed on August 21, 2018.
  • Phase III - Permanent zoning of non-standard single-family residential in Greatwood (properties platted as zero-lot line residential (patio homes). Phase III completed on December 18, 2018
  • Phase IV - Permanent zoning of non-residential areas with interim commercial zoning in Greatwood. Phase IV completed on November 5, 2019.
  • Phase V – Permanent zoning of commercial areas east of East Crabb River Road in Greatwood (see map) is currently underway.
  • Future Phases - Permanent zoning of remainder of areas in Greatwood and New Territory including standard single-family neighborhoods.

Phase V - Greatwood Commercial Areas East of Crabb River Road

The proposed permanent zoning will replace the Interim General Business (B-2-I) zoning designation placed on all property at time of the limited purposed annexation in 2008 along Crabb River Road and Sansbury Boulevard with permanent commercial zoning (B-1 or B-2) for areas developed as retail, neighborhood services and vehicle related land uses. 

Zoning District Descriptions:

Neighborhood Business District (B-1). The Neighborhood Business district allows for the development of small scale, limited impact retail business uses which cater to the everyday needs of the nearby residents, and which are compatible with residential neighborhoods.

 General Business District (B-2). The General Business district allows the development of a variety of general commercial uses including wholesale sales and services with restrictions. The uses in the B-2 district are dependent on high traffic volumes and locations along or adjacent to Arterial Streets and, thus, the B-2 district is appropriate for the development of most shopping centers.

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