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  1. I've created a thread in the sugarland section of this website comparing pros and cons of Sugarland and Pearland as we are trying to chose one of them. (Actually I have posted the same in this section also but mods have deleted it considering it as double post.). Following is the link to the other post http://www.houstonarchitecture.info/haif/i...showtopic=13522 Would appreciate your feedback.
  2. There is talk by the city of Houston and Sugarland with regard to speed light cameras. They want to send you tickets in the mail for speeding just like they are doing for red light cameras. Anyone have more info on this?
  3. While going through historic photos of Sugar Land, my friend and I found this picture of the Sugar Land Mall. Does anyone here happen to know where this was located? http://texashistory.unt.edu/widgets/highli...1280.jpg&q=
  4. I am buying a house in Sugar Land in the Riverpark subdivision. I am in the negotiation process right now. However, using this link (www.floodsmart.gov/floodsmart), yesterday I just found out that Sugar Land is in a high risk of flood. This information made me panic . This house will be the biggest purchase I ever make. How bad the flood in the Sugar Land area?
  5. I just did a search of the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation on Architectural Barriers Projects in Fort Bend County and these are some of the projects that came up: Home Goods, 2545 Town Center Blvd, Sugar Land (former Barnes & Noble, Targeted completion: 11.1.2007) http://www.license.state.tx.us/ABDataSearc...=EABPRJA7820223 City Park Renovations, 225 Seventh Street, Sugar Land (Targeted completion: 3.1.2008) http://www.license.state.tx.us/ABDataSearc...=EABPRJA7820108 Chase Bank, 3651 Hwy 6, Sugar Land (New construction on former Chevron station, targeted completion: 5.1.2008) http://www.license.state.tx.us/ABDataSearc...=EABPRJA7819815 First Colony Church Of Christ, 2140 First Colony Blvd, Sugar Land (Targeted completion: 10.1.2008) http://www.license.state.tx.us/ABDataSearc...=EABPRJA7819546 Arby's, 6127 Highway 6, Missouri City (former Jumbles, Targeted completion: 10.1.2007) http://www.license.state.tx.us/ABDataSearc...=EABPRJA7818806 Triumph Hospital, 1550 First Colony Blvd, Sugar Land (addition/renovation, targeted completion: 3.1.2008) http://www.license.state.tx.us/ABDataSearc...=EABPRJA7818590 Uncle Bob's Self Storage, 4717 Cartwright Rd, Missouri City (new construction, targeted completion: 8.1.2008) http://www.license.state.tx.us/ABDataSearc...=EABPRJA7817859 Texana Center, 2535 Cordes Dr, Sugar Land (new construction, targeted completion: 8.1.2007) http://www.license.state.tx.us/ABDataSearc...=EABPRJA7816940 Sugar Land Mortuary, 1222 Eldridge Road, Sugar Land (targeted completion: 12.1.2007) http://www.license.state.tx.us/ABDataSearc...=EABPRJA7816853 Shell Food Mart / Burger King, 1250 FM 1092, Missouri City (targeted completion: 12.1.2007) http://www.license.state.tx.us/ABDataSearc...=EABPRJA7816254 Arby's, 1535 Highway 6, Sugar Land (targeted completion: 8.1.2007) http://www.license.state.tx.us/ABDataSearc...=EABPRJA7816216 Jack in the Box, Eldridge @ West Airport, Sugar Land (targeted completion: 11.1.2007) http://www.license.state.tx.us/ABDataSearc...=EABPRJA7815890 Dickey's Barbecue Pit, 24004 Southwest Freeway, Rosenberg (targeted completion: 9.1.2007) http://www.license.state.tx.us/ABDataSearc...=EABPRJA7815654 Ironstone Bank, 1295 Highway 6, Sugar Land (targeted completion: 6.1.2008) http://www.license.state.tx.us/ABDataSearc...=EABPRJA7815653 Chase Bank, New Territory Blvd @ unknown street, Sugar Land (targeted completion: 12.1.2007) http://www.license.state.tx.us/ABDataSearc...=EABPRJA7812085 Sugar Creek Baptist Church (Project cost: $20 MILLION), 13333 Southwest Freeway, Sugar Land (renovation/addition, targeted completion: 4.1.2008) http://www.license.state.tx.us/ABDataSearc...=EABPRJA7808306 http://ripple.sugarcreek.net/ In other words, this gives out the details of what is expected to emerge around here... BTW, the state licensing search site is: http://www.license.state.tx.us/ABDataSearch/
  6. Post your suggestions here. That's one thing we miss about living in the city - the plethora of great breakfast spots!
  7. My wife and I are considering a move to the Riverstone development. Does anyone have any thoughts on the development? It appears that only a small part of it is finished. We are considering waiting until the development within the Sugar Land section begins. We want to be zoned to the good SL schools such as Clements etc. The area around Riverstone seems nice to us, and it is close to all the amenities of SL. The price of the homes is a little steep, but this would be our long term permanent home. Any info about the development and quality of life there would be appreciated. We are also considering Sweetwater, which is close to Riverstone, but to me seems like an older development. Thanks.
  8. Didn't see this posted elsewhere, but it sounds like a few could be functioning possibly by the end of the summer. Check out this article.
  9. This article in the Fort Bend Herald discusses the possibilites of using the current proposals regarding the Brazos River Park, the potential Dynamo stadium and creating new districts for business and entertainment in the process.
  10. What are they clearing the pad site for in front of Riverstone? It's between the new Johnny Carino's and the new light in front of Wal-Mart. I hope it's a restaurant, they already have enough retail sites there.
  11. Hello there! My name is Tammi and I am new to this forum. I am actually new to all forums! My husband and I are in the process of deciding where we would like to move. We really, really do not like Atlanta, and we think we have settled on Sugar Land. I have fallen in love with Chelsea Harbor from what I can see in pictures and wanted to know if anyone could give me some insight on the neighborhood and the area. We do not have children now, but probably will within the next year or two. I have only been able to find basic info about the area on the internet. I would like some real life feedback. Can anyone, would anyone please oblige? Thanks so much!
  12. In an effort to develop the Web 2.0 tools for the next generation of Real Estate here is one of our first attempts at in house video production. These types of videos are intended to promote the area and make it easier to promote the city to potential relocatees. Yes, the video is not ready for [Prime time. However, for what most agents can offer to out of town clients we are happy with the initial level. In the future we are expanding our reach out of Sugar Land and shooting for other areas in the city. If you do not mind providing a brief review I would appreciate it. http://www.wellcomemat.com/HoustonRealEstate Christopher Hurley www.sugarlandrelocation.com
  13. anyone know who owns the empty lot on sugar creek blvd...? i am very interested....
  14. About 25 years ago some friends and I were touring around the outskirts of Houston. We stumbled across a picturesque little Mission-style railroad depot surrounded by miles and miles of...nothing. It may have been in Sugar Land. Undoubtedly, the area would now be completely developed and bear no resemblance to my memory of the place. Does anyone know where the depot is (or was)? It's my understanding that this architectural style was popular with the Southern Pacific line. I hope someone had the foresight to preserve this beautiful little building.
  15. Does anyone have an option of the waterfront/waterview homes in Chelsea Harbor. Are the built well and is this considered a good and safe location? I like these homes but it seems a little far from the main part of Sugarland. Are these homes a good value. Thanks.
  16. Designed for Lott in 1975 by Houston architect Karl Kamrath, this stunning Sugar Land MOD is for sale. Address is 818 Sugar Creek Blvd., Sugar Land
  17. Sugar Land City Council Vote Gives Brazos River Park a Jump-Start by Bob Dunn, Aug 15, 2006, 11 10 pm Sugar Land City Council awarded a $2.1 million contract for first-phase construction of the city City Park is a 21-acre community park which features the City's Municipal Pool, 5 lighted baseball fields (1 t-ball, 3 little league-for boys, 1 pony for boys and 1 football practice area), concession stands, batting cages, a lighted and covered skate park with bleachers, benches and bike racks, 4 lighted tennis/pickleball courts, a playground, picnic pavilion, drinking fountain, barbecue grills, benches, picnic tables, restrooms, sand volleyball court, horseshoe pits and parking lot. City Park also features the Jim Cooper Meeting Room, ideal for small meetings and gatherings.
  18. Bechtel Moves Division HQ To Sugar Land, Hints Of Bigger Deal In Works by Bob Dunn, Aug 16, 2006, 07 43 am/ From: Fort Bend Now Sugar Land is gaining an important corporate headquarters, as Bechtel Equipment Operations, a division of the giant Bechtel Corp., has decided to move its headquarters here from Louisville, Ky. Sugar Land City Council laid the groundwork for a deal Tuesday night that will bring BEO to a 4.2-acre site in Sugar Land Business Park and create 40 new jobs with an average salary of $65,000, according to information provided by Sugar Land Economic Development Director Regina Morales. The company will consolidate its operations in Louisville and in Deer Park, and roll them into the new Sugar Land headquarters. By doing so, they will gain a 40% tax abatement over the next 10 years, on property and inventory the city estimated at $7.3 million. The tax abatement was part of an ordinance passed on first reading Tuesday night, as was the creation of a reinvestment zone. But it appears the city potentially has a lot more to gain. While BEO President Bob Hall discussed his company
  19. I heard from click2houston.com that the Chuck E. Cheese in the Town Center was robbed and had to close down because of the robbery. Apparently someone just walked in waving a gun at everyone and demanded money. Does anyone know more about this? After what happened to that teenage girl, I'm wondering if it's still safe to raise a family in Sugarland.
  20. Score another one for Sugar Land. Fingers Furniture plans to move its corporate headquarters from Houston to Sugar Land in May 2007 as part of its plan to rapidly expand here. The 21-acre site will eventually house a 500,000-square-foot warehouse and 35,000 square feet of office space, said Robert Finger, president and chief executive officer of the company. The company searched for three years to find the right location for a move from its current headquarters on the Gulf Freeway at Cullen. View the entire story here.
  21. The 10 best places to live in the U.S.: http://www.kltv.com/Global/story.asp?S=5158853&nav=1TjD
  22. Just wanted to get some takes on what you guys think about the Telfair subdivsion being so close to the Sugar Land airport. It's inevitable that there will be an extreme amount of air traffic there soon with Sugar Land growing so rapidly. Also heard that Fed-Ex will be flying cargo planes out of there pretty soon. I'm a Realtor in the Greatwood area and also plan on marketing the Telfair area. Feedback would be great and any input is appreciated! Joel Pond
  23. From the February 28, 2005 print edition Residential Real Estate Beat Newland to transform prison land into Telfair Allison Wollam Houston Business Journal Newland Communities broke ground this week on a 2,018-acre master-planned community located on the former site of a state prison. The community is named Telfair, after one of the oldest oak-lined squares dotting downtown Savannah, Ga. The Texas version of Telfair is located in Sugar Land on Highway 59 South, with the main entrance at University Boulevard, just south of Highway 6. Occupying one of the last large tracts remaining open for development in Sugar Land, Telfair is located on prison farm land that San Diego-based Newland purchased from the state in 2002. Telfair will contain 4,000 to 4,500 homes once it is completely built out in 2011. Lots in the first phase are expected to be delivered to home builders late this year, with the first homes scheduled for completion in Spring 2006. The community will feature a village center designed to blend a variety of housing styles with civic buildings and commercial establishments, such as shops and restaurants. The Telfair master plan devotes 417 acres to recreational amenities, including a 70-acre lake and park system that will meander through the community. A City of Sugar Land regional park will span another 70 acres. In addition, Telfair will have three major recreation centers offering swimming pools, tennis courts, sand volleyball courts and sports fields. Each of the major internal roadways in Telfair will have an arched bridge designed to resemble the historic suspension bridges around Savannah. The community will be highlighted by a 16-acre site surrounding the 1939 Central State Farm prison building. Newland is currently studying ways to preserve the former dormitory for potential civic or commercial uses. Travis Stone, senior vice president of operations for Newland, says Telfair is significant for Sugar Land because it houses one of the city's few historic buildings. In addition, Telfair is an infill project which is surrounded by completed master-planned communities and amenities such as First Colony Mall and Sugar Land Town Center. "Given these circumstances, we wanted to raise the bar and create a truly unique and highly livable community at Telfair, one that would quickly offer a very established sense of place for homeowners," says Stone. The Telfair master plan also includes 390 acres designated as commercial space, with most of the commercial acreage fronting Highway 59 and Highway 6. The City of Sugar Land has an option to purchase a 95-acre tract in Telfair. The land will likely be used to accommodate industry and research centers associated with the Texas Energy Center. Telfair marks Newland's most recent development in the Sugar Land area. Newland is also the developer of Greatwood, a 2,050-acre master-planned community located just south of Telfair at Highway 59 and the Grand Parkway. Memorial mansion hits the sales block A popular Memorial mansion that has hosted such famous faces as Jayne Mansfield, Zsa Zsa Gabor and Stefanie Powers is on the market. The estate of independent oilman Johnny Mitchell and his wife Alleyne, both of whom are deceased, is selling the couple's 10,681-square foot Mediterranean-style home. The house was originally designed by architect John Staub in 1962 with a 1964 addition by George Paul. The Mitchell estate is being offered for sale by Agatha Brann of John Daugherty, Realtors. The asking price has been set at $6 million. The home, located at 215 Carnarvon Drive, has five full bedrooms, 11 and 1/2 baths, 12-foot ceilings and marble floors. Located on the bayou in Bayou Woods Estates the mansion also offers a guest home, an entertainment pavilion, a rectangular pool and lighted tennis court. Mitchell, the son of a Greek immigrant, came to prominence as an independent oilman with his brother, George Mitchell, when they founded what became Mitchell Energy and Development, one of the nation's largest independent oil companies. GHBA schools members on value of higher education The Greater Houston Builders' Association has joined the University of Phoenix to create more educational opportunities for participating residential home builders. In an agreement signed earlier this month, GHBA worked with University of Phoenix-Houston to arrange for the transfer of certain credits from the organizations' continuing education programs toward undergraduate degrees from the university. Erik Cofield, GHBA director of education, says the Houston organization is the first home builders' association in the nation to offer college credit for its courses. Under the new agreement, 119 courses will be articulated for a total of 121 college credit hours. awollam@bizjournals.com
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