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 II - Permanent zoning of non-standard single-family residential in New Territory and Greatwood (properties platted as zero-lot line residential (patio homes and town homes) and multi-family in New Territory.
  • Phase III - Permanent zoning of standard single-family in New Territory and Greatwood.
  • Phase IV - Permanent zoning of commercial properties in Greatwood

Phase I – New Territory Commercial Properties

The proposed permanent zoning will replace the interim zoning designation placed on all property at time of annexation with permanent commercial zoning districts (B-O, B-1, & B-2) for areas that are commercially developed in New Territory.

Commercial Zoning District Descriptions:

Business Office District (B-O) - The Business Office district allows development of office uses and certain limited service and retail uses which are compatible with offices.

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.


New Territory Permanent Commercial Zoning

Permanent Zoning Map NT- COMMERCIAL