District at Sugar Creek
Long since its days as a company town in the early 1900s, Sugar Land is now the booming hub of Fort Bend County. The city and county both routinely rank on “fastest growing” lists. Under its robust master planning effort, Sugar Land city administrators have proactively guided the development with a Land Use Plan that was approved by City Council in August 2018. In that plan, the Sugar Creek Regional Activity Center (RAC) is a designated mixed-use area that is intended to draw local and regional visitors.The District at Sugar Creek is the newest proposed development in the RAC. PRISM developed several renderings from different views as part of a rezoning request to the RAC. Kaplan Multifamily is the developer and Johnson Design Group is the architect for The District at Sugar Creek. The District at Sugar Creek is planned for a busy 8-acre corner bordered by U.S. 90A and U.S. Highway 59, the major east-west and north-south corridors, respectively. Sugar Creek RAC is currently zoned as a Business Office District; Kaplan Multifamily is requesting rezoning as a Planned Development District. The change would allow a broad mix of building uses to be incorporated into the RAC, including multifamily. The District at Sugar Creek will have two distinct areas; the larger District A will have 387 multifamily units, 15 live/work units, and a parking garage, all wrapped around a large outdoor courtyard. Just across a pedestrian-oriented street, District B will include three separate buildings for restaurant or retail use. A central lawn between the buildings will double as an event space. The Sugar Land Planning & Zoning Commission is still reviewing the zoning application and the public will have an opportunity to provide feedback in a future Public Hearing.