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 within New Territory and Greatwood will be applied in the following phases:
The proposed permanent zoning will replace the interim (R-1-I) zoning designation placed on all property at the time of annexation with permanent residential zoning districts (R-1Z) for areas platted and developed zero-lot line residential (patio homes).
Zoning District Description:
Zero Lot Line Single-Family Residential District (R-1Z)
The Zero Lot Line Single-Family Residential District provides for the development of Single-Family Detached Dwellings in areas where reduced area and Setback requirements may be accommodated. The district requires homes to be located on one Side Lot Line to consolidate Yard space and enhance privacy in exchange for an increase in Lot Coverage.