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Comprehensive Plan
2012 Comprehensive Plan
On July 3, 2012, Sugar Land's City Council approved Ordinance No. 1851, adopting updates to Chapters 1 through 5 of Sugar Land's Comprehensive Plan. The update incorporated Vision 2025 and Guiding Principles (Resolution 09-34), which City Council adopted in 2009. Additional revisions to Chapters 1 through 5 included informational updates based on 2010 U.S. Census data and recent development activity. Chapter 6, the Land Use Plan, was not included in the 2012 Comprehensive Plan Update and is currently being updated. 

On June 19, 2012, City Council approved Ordinance No. 1860, adopting an update to the Future Land Use Plan Map, which is a component of Chapter 6 of the Comprehensive Plan. The update incorporated previously approved changes to the general plans of several master planned communities since the map was last adopted in 2004, and a land use vision for the area south of the Brazos River. See the 2012 update to the Future Land Use Plan Map for more information.

The current Comprehensive Plan is available three parts: 

Comprehensive Plan
A comprehensive plan prepares a municipality for future development or redevelopment of the city in its entirety, emphasizing future growth or pending redevelopment areas. Needs are identified by growth projections and underlying basic assumptions related to anticipated needs. A comprehensive plan is comprised of base information, vision statements, and a set of master plans that have implications for land use, transportation, and public facilities, including possible future capital improvements, development regulations, or major policies.

Comprehensive Plan History
  • 1963 — Comprehensive Plan adopted
  • 1993 — Comprehensive Plan adopted
  • 2001 — The mayor and City Council appointed a nine-member Steering Committee to update the city's existing 1993 Comprehensive Plan. The plan update focused on the goals, objectives, and strategies (Chapter 5) that would support the changes developing in Sugar Land
  • 2003 — City Council unanimously approved the goals, objectives, and strategies (Chapter 5)
  • 2004 — The Land Use Plan (Chapter 6) was updated following Planning and Zoning and City Council action
  • 2005 — Remaining chapters were revised
  • 2009 — City Council created the Vision 2025 Guiding Principles and directed that it serve as the framework for a future amendment to the Comprehensive Plan
  • 2011 — A FY11 Strategic Project was created to update the Comprehensive Plan (Chapter 5) with the adopted Vision 2025 Guiding Principles and the Guidelines for Multi-Family and Non-Conventional Single Family Developments
  • 2012 — City Council adopted updates to Chapters 1 through 5 of the Comprehensive Plan (Ordinance No. 1851; 07-03-12) and an updated Future Land Use Plan Map (Ordinance No. 1860; 06-19-12)

Master Plans
Master plans and their amendments are coordinated with the Comprehensive Plan. A master plan prepares a municipality for future development or redevelopment of the city in its entirety, or of a specific geographic section of the city. It is subject-specific in that it identifies particular future public needed goods by type, needs are identified by growth projections and underlying basic assumptions related to anticipated trends. Official City of Sugar Land master plans include:


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