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Old 06-27-2008, 12:08 PM
 
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I read somewhere that they are developing the area of Sugar Land with the old Sugar Mill into some type of MPC or a River Walk or something. I have tried to google it to find more articles but I can't find any. Does anyone know where I can read about this?
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Old 06-27-2008, 01:47 PM
 
Location: Sugar Land, TX, USA
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There is more information out there, but the idea is to make it pedestrian friendly.
Inside Sugar Land: What do you think about the plans to renovate Imperial Sugar Co.?
http://www.sugarlandtx.gov/sugarland/imperial/index.asp
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Old 06-27-2008, 01:50 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Sugar Land Charrette

I love Sugar Land but I laughed out loud when the developer mentions on one of the videos that they want to recreate a neighborhood like River Oaks instead of creating a bland, generic neighborhood. And they want it to be "affordable." Uh, good luck with that!
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Old 06-27-2008, 01:59 PM
 
Location: Charleston Sc and Western NC
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Topaz, you're learning quick!
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Old 06-27-2008, 03:58 PM
 
Location: Sugar Land, TX, USA
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"affordable". The Imperial Sugarmill redevelopment folks have said it would build middle to higher end homes, because the people that live in the Alkire Lakes Subdivision did not want anything that would impact their home values...



Alkire Lake-A haven in the mindst of a thriving metropolis/Business Jounral-06/08 (http://www.fortbendstar.com/bj0608/Alkire%20Lake-A%20haven%20in%20the%20mindst%20of%20a%20thriving% 20metropolis.htm - broken link)
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Old 06-28-2008, 12:37 PM
 
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So from these links it seems they haven't already started to build any houses yet. I am obviously missing context because I am not from the area, but I don't see why it is controversial? Is the land being used for something else right now? Or is it a natural habitat for wildlife? Some comments were that a new development would change the face of Sugar Land.. Do they mean from how it is now? Or how it was years ago? Just trying to understand.
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Old 06-28-2008, 02:37 PM
 
Location: Sugar Land, TX, USA
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Nothing has started yet, It is still in the planning phase. I don't expect "ground breaking" or anything until later this year. The Lake Pointe area is building up right now and is next to this area. My only issue is that the Rail Road tracks are going to be the northern border of the development...How will they combat the noise or is that a "bonus".

The comments are from people that remember the Sugar Land of yesterday pre-1980's ( I was near the area at that time and have friends from that era). Sugar Land was a quiet sleepy town...the only areas at that time were the Venetian Estates, Sugar Creek, and the beginings of First Colony. Sugar Land is no longer a farming community...This changed when many corporations moved into the area...It has a Similar socioeconomic make up as The Wood Lands and Plano, TX...But more diverse since many upper income and affluent Asian-americans have moved into Sugar Land.
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Old 04-20-2009, 12:56 PM
 
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Default has the development stopped?

any news on this development? are they still moving forward or has the economy stopped the project?
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Old 04-20-2009, 02:29 PM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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The Houston area is going to have so many riverwalks.
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Old 04-20-2009, 02:53 PM
 
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The Houston area is going to have so many riverwalks.
I say they should call them "Bayou Walks". Also, I propose there be a 500 dollar fine for anyone calling it the "By you" Walk as opposed to the "By O" Walk.
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