We have rules for a reason. Why do these need to be changed now?

Much like a vehicle that needs an oil change, our zoning codes need regular maintenance to make good things happen. City Council’s #1 priority is redevelopment because we are a community at a crossroads where we can either proactively blaze new trails into the future or lose our competitive advantage. While our zoning regulations control certain aspects of development and generally perform well, we also recognize they can also be too controlling in other ways. Without updating our zoning standards to keep up with the market and real estate trends and with surrounding communities, our community loses the competitive advantage we’ve historically enjoyed.  

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1. What is the Land Use Plan?
2. What is mixed-use zoning and what does the Land Use Plan say about it?
3. Is there public support for mixed-use zoning?
4. Why are we going through an update of the development code?
5. Are you looking to change the entire development code?
6. What is an activity center?
7. How many activity centers are there and where are they located?
8. What does the mixed-use zoning code aim to do?
9. How long will this process take?
10. We have rules for a reason. Why do these need to be changed now?
11. How large are activity centers compared to the rest of Sugar Land?