History

Legacy of Sugar Land Town SquareLocated just 20 miles southwest of downtown Houston, Sugar Land is a strong, vibrant and diverse city. According to the 2000 U.S. Census, this emerging metropolis is one of the fastest-growing of the state’s 45 largest cities, with its population jumping from 24,529 in 1990 to 63,328 in 2000. Today, the City is home to more than 79,000. The population is diverse, prosperous and highly educated. The economy is strong. The city’s businesses are flourishing.

Sugar Land has a distinct and undeniable character that is shaped by its citizens and economic viability. The development of Sugar Land Town Square began in 1996 when Planned Community Developers, developers of First Colony, partnered with the City of Sugar Land in creating a new “downtown” for Sugar Land.

Cap Being Topped on Sugar Land City HallSugar Land Town Square was created so Sugar Land residents would have a place to work, live, shop and gather. The goal was to create a sense of community pride with a place where residents could work, live, shop and gather. And, this is exactly what has happened. Town Square has reshaped the landscape of the city.

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Recognition and Acknowledgements:
Sugar Land Town Square is a public/private partnership between the City of Sugar Land, Fort Bend County, Fort Bend County Levee Improvement District Number 2 and Planned Community Developers, Ltd.

Planners and Landscape Architects:
SLA Studio Land

Architects:
Ambrose, McEnany and House

Sculptor:
Bob Pack

Historical Sources:
History of Sugar Land, Texas and the Imperial Sugar Company, written by R. M Armstrong

Stephen F. Austin, Empresario of Texas, written by Gregg Cantrell

Texas’ Forgotten Ports, written by Keith Guthrie

Fort Bend County Texas: A Pictorial History, written by Sharon Wallingford and edited by Sue Cruver

The Handbook of Texas Online

Reminiscences of Dilue Rose Harris