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Old 05-24-2009, 12:23 PM
 
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Is Pearland (at least west side) slated to end up like Sugarland is right now?

And if yes, how long will it take?

Thank you,
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Old 05-24-2009, 02:22 PM
 
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No. its about a 20 minute drive.
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Old 05-24-2009, 03:31 PM
 
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I think so -- the West End shopping centers already look just like centers I see in Sugarland.
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Old 05-24-2009, 04:43 PM
 
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Yes, commercial development is similar, but my impression is that Sugar Land and Missouri City are far stricter in their commercial zoning requirements than Pearland. SL & MC have very strict laws about signs. Take a close look at landscaping around commercial developments... parking lots in SL & MC must have hedges around them and trees in islands within the parking lots.
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Old 05-25-2009, 07:17 AM
 
Location: Pearland (west side)
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Yes, commercial development is similar, but my impression is that Sugar Land and Missouri City are far stricter in their commercial zoning requirements than Pearland. SL & MC have very strict laws about signs. Take a close look at landscaping around commercial developments... parking lots in SL & MC must have hedges around them and trees in islands within the parking lots.
I believe Pearland is stricter as far as building codes. Most of the west side of Pearland is still in Brazoria Co., which means the residential and commerical structures built there must meet windstorm codes. To my knowledge, this isn't required in Sugar land or Missouri City, since Fort Bend Co. is not a coastal county.
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Old 05-25-2009, 09:04 AM
 
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I wasn't talking about windstorm codes, but aesthetic appeal of things like signs and landscaping.
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Old 05-26-2009, 08:29 AM
 
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Being someone who lives in Pearland- West Pearland. I don't believe Pearland is the next Sugar Land. Pearland lacks many things that Sugar Land has. The new water development Pearland is building will make it prettier but there will be many differences still. Maybe 30 or 40 years from now it may rise to the same level but as of now it lacks many of the amenities and family structures of Sugar Land.
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Old 05-26-2009, 09:04 AM
 
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Is Pearland (at least west side) slated to end up like Sugarland is right now?

And if yes, how long will it take?

Thank you,

Define your concerns? To you, how/what is "Sugar Land right now"? I'm guessing you are looking at negative things -- what are they?
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Old 05-26-2009, 09:35 AM
 
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Just wanted to clarify my position for this last poster that Pearland has more negative things than Sugar Land. Sugar Land is much nicer with better schools and more family activities. However, it is a few miles further to drive than Pearland (288) to the medical center. Pearland wins as far as commute to the medical center but still lacks on other amenities.
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Old 05-26-2009, 12:28 PM
 
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I was reffering to the positive of Pearland.
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