13 registered statements
June 20, 2015, 9:21 AM
COSL needs to acquire the ETJ/MUD west and north of the airport. The gas stations and commercial on the corners of Hwy 6 & Voss across from the Imperial development and in direct view from it are major eyesores with the excess signage and trash; if Sugar Land had jurisdiction it could force clean-up. I believe this is all MUD 25; a section of land that makes sense to be Sugar Land territory due to proximity. Also please take ownership of Cullinan Park, what a wasted opportunity as it is now...
June 19, 2015, 8:53 AM
I believe that Lost Creek Park and Eldridge park should have a larger portion of the park dedicated to public access for informal youth or adult sport activity.
At Lost Creek Park I think the goal and Feild setup should be handled by the parks department and not an outside entity with their own agenda.
April 15, 2015, 10:32 AM
So very disappointed in Sugar Land city council, they are allowing a Walmart Neighborhood Store to be built right next to a very large subdivision at W. Airport and Eldridge Rd. and Alston Rd. What a direct contrast to their Land Use Plan specifically item numbers: 7, 9, and 10. Allowing this to be built practically in the backyards of residents is an abomination, total disregard for residents and the community, a danger to children using the Eldridge Rd. Park, the nearby school and a horrific traffic nightmare. Sugar Land City Council, you should be ashamed! You're voted in to preserve and protect the communities in Sugar Land, you do us all a great disservice and your lack of foresight clearly demonstrates your inability to serve the people that voted you in. Do you want a Walmart in your backyard??
Keith Bauman outside Subdivisions
January 31, 2015, 8:49 AM
I would like to see a continued focus on developing areas along the Brazos for improved access for fishing and wildlife viewing. The areas along Memorial Park offer a great place to start.
January 30, 2015, 12:01 PM
December 12, 2014, 8:09 AM
We do not need any more apartments. Our roads are already getting packed and good schools severely overcrowded. People move to Sugar Land to get away from Houston and its glut of apartments. City Council needs to stop thinking about developers and think about the residents who elected them. Virtually no residents support any more apartments whether they are high end apartments or low end apartments!!
A Future Sugar Land Resident outside Subdivisions
December 11, 2014, 8:36 AM
We're planning on moving to Sugar Land in the next two years, and I happened on his forum. I'm also an architect and hugely interested in urban planning and urban policies. A few things to note:
First, the parks plans are a great idea, and I hope they continue. I agree with the other poster who suggested taking over Cullinan Park. That makes a lot of sense. additionally, Sugar Land should reach out to the it's neighbors, and look for ways to tie into a much larger network of parks.
Second, apartments. Nobody wants Sugar Land to suffer the way Houston has, from the massive overbuilding of apartments. We're moving to Sugar Land from the Brays Oaks / Fondren Southwest area. But, and I'm only stating fact here, efforts to ban apartments or section 8 housing will likely bring a lawsuit from HUD, and the City won't win. Instead of banning apartments or section 8 housing, the City should focus on keeping development costs high enough that low-income apartments are effectively priced out. It looks like they're already doing this, and it seems to be working as expected. For apartments that are already there, the City should adopt a zero tolerance policy for code violations, and closely track crime rates at each individual property. Also look at making something like Houston's Blue Star program mandatory for all apartments.
Third, transit. Sugar Land is a suburb and a lot of people commute to Houston via car - many taking the often-jammed Southwest Freeway. Commuter Transit is a must, but it needs to be done the right way. Trains are better than buses. Buses don't belong anywhere near single family neighborhoods (better to let me pick up and drop off in shopping areas). Either way, transit to and from Sugar Land should focus on routes that Sugar Land residents actually need: express routes downtown, to the Medical Center, Uptown, Greenway Plaza....
December 4, 2014, 1:52 PM
My major concern is apartments. Nothing will bring Sugar Land down faster than a glut of inexpensive apartments. Drive around the old Sharpstown area to see what happens to apartments and good neighborhoods over time. The Telfair apartments should be the example of what should be built if any apartment complexes are approved, but I have concerns about even high end apartments.
I also think it should be a major goal to acquire Cullinan Park from Houston Parks, and enhance the facility (better paths and signage) without destroying what is a truly unique place. Mike Bentley
December 2, 2014, 10:47 AM
Sugar Land needs more green/park space that is natural looking. The Brazos River is far on the edge and hard to get to... why so much effort on that? Cullinan Park is more accessible, why not more effort there?
SANFORD H Siegel outside Subdivisions
December 2, 2014, 10:17 AM
That statement is the biggest bunch of nonsense I have ever seen. LETS SEE SOME SPECIFICS INSTEAD OF A BUNCH OF CITY KISSING GOALS. Talk about the streets and the sewage not being able to carry the explosion in population. Talk about the airport which is underfunded and quite frankly is an accident waiting for a wreck. Talk about the taxes which have increased exponentially to support your land use programs. When you want to talk about those issues and many other, I will be listening.
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