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Land Use Plan

​After four years of gathering community input, holding public meetings and an educational forum series, and discussing the land use vision for the future of Sugar Land, the citizen Land Use Advisory Committee has developed and unanimously endorsed a draft Land Use Plan and is eager to share the Plan with the rest of the community. A Public Open House to share the results of their work is scheduled for October 11 at 6 p.m., at Sugar Land City Hall, 2700 Town Center Boulevard Drive.

The Land Use Plan outlines policy direction and guidance for land use decisions and is Chapter 6 of the city’s Comprehensive Plan. The Land Use Plan is the single most important document that will guide how the city positively and proactively responds to long-term market shifts and demographic trends—all with the goal of protecting our single-family residential neighborhoods and ensuring Sugar Land continues to be a premier place to live, work, shop and play in the region.

The draft Land Use Plan is available online at www.sugarlandtx.gov/LandUsePlan and feedback can be provided during the Planning and Zoning Commission meeting scheduled for October 26. If you can’t attend then, you can provide feedback via the Online Town Hall until October 23. Following the public hearing at Planning & Zoning Commission, the Commission will make a recommendation to City Council. The Council will hold a workshop, public hearing and consider adoption of the Plan by ordinance later this year.

More information at www.sugarlandtx.gov/LandUsePlan


iFest Live
Saturday, November 4, 2017
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Sugar Land Town Square (City Hall Plaza)
15958 City Walk
Sugar Land, TX 77479

Calling all world travelers! Get ready for exciting cultural performances and activities at iFest Live 2017. The international events celebrates the diversity of cultures within the community and features dozens of local organizations that will showcase their unique and vibrant heritages from all around the world through performances, art, food, and activities. A special prize will be given to those who become expert world travelers by visiting seven or more countries and regions. Click here for more details.


Christmas Tree LightingThursday, December 7, 2017
5 - 8 p.m.
Sugar Land Town Square (City Hall Plaza)
15958 City Walk
Sugar Land, TX 77479


The steps of City Hall will light up with holiday cheer and entertainment as Mr. and Mrs. Claus bring their holiday magic to Sugar Land Town Square. This event is free and open to the public.Click here for more details.


​​Public Safety Open House
Saturday, October 7, 2017Public Safety Open House
Saturday, Oct. 7, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 
Fire Station #5
5735 Commonwealth Blvd.

Sugar Land’s firefighters and police officers invite you to their annual Public Safety Open House. Meet representatives from:
Sugar Land Fire Department
Sugar Land Police Department
SWAT
Citizens Fire Academy
Citizens Fire Academy Alumni Association
Sugar Land Dispatch


Click here for more details.


Safe Return Program

The Safe Return was implemented by the Sugar Land Police Department in order to assist them during encounters with members of the community having special needs. This includes persons who are non-verbal or affected by: Autism, Alzheimer's, Dementia, or some other mental/intellectual disability. Please click here for more details.


​Want To Be Involved In Your City

A series of public hearings and workshops touching on budget specifics will take place at Sugar Land City Hall. This is an opportunity for the public to be heard on the proposed budget, tax rate and the Public Improvement District Assessment for FY18. 
 
Railroad Crossing Warning System Work

Union Pacific Railroad is currently working on the crossing warning system at Ulrich St. In addition, UP is expecting to extend this work within a couple of miles to nearby crossings throughout today (Wednesday, May 3).Residents are asked to be mindful of work crews, expect traffic delays, and when possible, avoid the area to prevent traffic congestion. Visit its.sugarlandtx.gov for more information on Sugar Land travel time data.


Youth Programs
The Imperial Park Recreation Center offer a wide variety of youth programs for all ages! Classes and programs include:

  • swimming lessons
  • a summer day camp
  • tinkergarten
  • volleyball camps and instruction leagues
  • summer basketball camps
  • martial arts classes
  • tennis services

Click here for updated class and program information.


City offers free smoke alarm check

Smoke detectors should be tested every year, and replaced every 10 years.
Sugar Land Fire-EMS offers all residents a free smoke alarm check and up to two free smoke alarms. Click here to schedule a check.


Kempner Street Construction, Wood Street Closure Expected Soon

A construction project to realign Kempner Street between Main Street and Wood Street is expected to begin the week of Jan. 30. Please click here for more details.


Cultural Arts Initiatives

Adopted in 2014, the Cultural Arts Strategic Plan and Implementation Guide launches a process to ensure sustainability and vitality of the city’s cultural offerings. Please click here for more details.


COUNTY LIBRARIES LAUNCH NEW ONLINE DIGITAL COLLECTION OF E-Books, E-AUDIOBOOKS

Fort Bend County Libraries announces the addition of 3M Cloud Library, a new, online collection of digital e-books and e-audiobooks that can be checked out and enjoyed from a variety of mobile devices on the go or from the comfort of home. The 3M Cloud Library collection, which includes e-books and e-audiobooks for people of all ages, is accessed through a free, easy-to-use app that can be downloaded from the Apple App or Google Play stores. The app links up with Fort Bend County Libraries patrons' accounts so the items are checked out just like any other library book.

 The 3M Cloud Library is compatible with many devices, including Apple iPhones and iPads, Android tablets and phones, Kindle Fires, PCs and Macs (from which they can be transferred to a Nook or Kobo eReader) The set-up is simple - download the free app and log in the first time with a Fort Bend County Libraries card. Once patrons enter the library card ID (or barcode) number, they are ready to start browsing the collection's virtual shelves of fiction and nonfiction e-books and e-audiobooks anytime, anywhere.


Up to five titles can be checked out at a time, for a period of 14 days, after which the items automatically expire from the account, so there are never any late fees. The items can also be returned early so that new titles can be checked out. To browse the 3M Cloud Library collection of e-books and eaudiobooks, go to the FBCL website  click on "Ebooks and Digital Media," and scroll down to 3M Cloud Library.


For more information, visit any of the libraries in the Fort Bend County library system, or call the library system's Public Information Office at 281-633-4734.


SUGAR LAND BRANCH LIBRARY PLANS "TABLETOP TUESDAY" GAME DAY FOR ADULTS
The Adult Services Department at Fort Bend County Libraries' Sugar Land Branch Library will have a "Tabletop Tuesday" game day for adults on Tuesday, October 11, from 6:15 to 8:15 pm, in the Meeting Room of the library, located at 550 Eldridge.

Adults who enjoy the challenge, excitement and competition of playing table-top games or card games are invited to test their skills against one another at this special event for adults and teens over the age of 16. Games such as Munchkin(r), Ticket to Ride(r), Timeline, and Gravwell will be on hand, but those attending the event are welcome to bring their own favorite games as well.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call the Sugar Land Branch Library at 281-238-2140 or the library system's Public Information Office at 281-633-4734.


SUGAR LAND BRANCH LIBRARY HOLDS "ADULT COLORING-BOOK HOUR" IN OCTOBER
Explore a new form of creative expression when Fort Bend County Libraries' Sugar Land Branch Library presents an "Adult Coloring-Book Hour" on Monday, October 24, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm, in the Meeting Room of the library, located at 550 Eldridge.


During this fun activity, learn more about adult coloring -- the latest trend in relaxation and stress-reduction techniques. Coloring has been shown to lower heart rates and is thought to lower blood pressure as well. The creative process of coloring can also be a way to exercise the brain. Unwind and relax while re-discovering this favorite childhood activity and demonstrating strokes of creative genius. All coloring materials will be provided.


The event is free and open to the public. Reservations are not required. For more information, call the Sugar Land Branch Library at 281-238-2140, or the library system's Public Information Office at 281-633-4734.


​LEARN EMBROIDERY BASICS AT LIBRARY PROGRAM

Learn the basics of cross-stitch embroidery at Fort Bend County Libraries' Sugar Land Branch Library on Wednesday, October 5, from 10:15 to 11:45 am, in the Conference Room of the library, located at 550 Eldridge. In the adult craft class "Introduction to Counted Cross-Stitch Embroidery,"

library staff member Manerva Zaibaq will provide instruction on the art of cross-stitch and embroidery. She will demonstrate different stitches and discuss the different materials that can be used. Samples of the library's instructional books, crafting magazines, and websites on the various sewing arts will be available. Embroidery is one of the arts of embellishing fabric or linens with a needle and thread. Designs and stitches can be simple or very intricate, and they can be used to decorate bed linens, kitchen towels, caps, and other articles of clothing. Embroidery can also be used to create handcrafted works of art.


The class is free and open to the public. For more information, call the Sugar Land Branch Library at 281-238-2140, or the library system's Public Information Office at 281-633-4734.



SUGAR LAND LIBRARY EVENTS

CITY OF SUGAR LAND NEWS

Did you know that our local library (Sugar Land branch library) has many events and activities for community members? See the list of events at the link below:


Click here to access the library's calendar


CITY NEWS AND LIBRARY EVENTS

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