New Territory was annexed into the city limits of Sugar Land in December 2017. At the time of annexation, an interim zoning classification was assigned to New Territory. The City of Sugar Land is now changing the zoning from interim to permanent. The zoning will change from Standard Single Family Residential – Interim (R-1-I) to Standard Single Family Residential (R-1) or Zero Lot Line Single-Family Residential (R-1Z). This is a standard procedure that cities undertake following annexation.
The City of Sugar Land sent a notice on March 19, 2021 to all New Territory residential property owners and adjacent property owners within 200 feet to notify them of upcoming public hearings regarding the zoning change from interim to permanent. The public hearings will occur on the following dates:
Upcoming Public Hearing Dates
April 13, 2021 | 6:30 p.m. Planning & Zoning Commission
May 4, 2021 | 5:30 p.m. City Council
The City uses zoning to regulate land uses and the physical development of land such as the size of buildings, and how they relate to their surroundings, including other buildings, open spaces, and the street. 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 is not compatible with the surrounding area.
The City will first initiate permanent zoning on residential properties and will continue with the remaining nonresidential properties over the next several months. This means that New Territory residents may receive several notices. Please refer to the frequently asked questions for additional information regarding the zoning change.
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Sugar Land, TX 77479