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Learn about Projects for City of Sugar Land, including Sugar Creek Drainage Improvements - Montclair Drive, Riverbend Stormwater Inlets and Pipe Replacement, and Flood Control Improvements - Dam III Oyster Creek @ Lexington.

Sugar Creek Drainage Improvements - Montclair Drive

History
A 2014 Preliminary Engineering Report (PER) identified improvements to reduce street ponding depths and durations within the Sugar Creek area neighborhood, along Montclair Drive.

Cost
$8,800,000

Description
Upsizing of existing storm sewer pipes, outfall and inlets along with pavement replacement along the entire stretch of Montclair Drive from the outfall at the Centerpoint easement up to Country Club Blvd.

Bond Phase
Construction

Riverbend Stormwater Inlets and Pipe Replacement

History
The 2017 Drainage Study identified improvements to reduce street ponding depths and durations within the Riverbend area neighborhood and Lexington Blvd.

Cost
$3,500,000

Description
Upsizing of existing storm sewer pipes and replacement of inlets along several local streets within the Riverbend neighborhood and improving the drainage outfall into Oyster Creek.

Bond Phase
Design and Construction

Flood Control Improvements - Dam III Oyster Creek @ Lexington

History
The 2015 Dam III Flood Control Study determined the dam hydraulics did not meet the Texas Commission of Environmental Quality (TCEQ) mandated flood control requirements.

Cost
$800,000

Description
An emergency spillway is to be constructed in order to increase the water passing rate during major storm events in accordance with the TCEQ requirements. This will alleviate stress on the Dam and reduce any risk of a compromise at the Dam III location.

Bond Phase
Construction

Austin Park/Chimneystone Drainage Improvements

History
The 2017 Drainage Study recommended construction of a new drainage channel adjacent to Chimneystone with new inlets and storm sewer improvements and to enlarge the Acacia Stormwater Trunk Line to address structural flooding during major storm events. The 2017 Drainage Study addresses structural flooding of 74 homes during Hurricane Harvey in the Austin Park and Chimneystone neighborhoods.

Cost
$16,500,000

Description
Design and construction of a new drainage channel from just south of State Highway 6 to Acacia and the outfall of Ditch A. Improvements include portion of Austin Parkway reconstruction. This project will reduce flooding in the Austin Park and Chimneystone neighborhoods during major storm events and provide relief to adjacent storm sewer systems.

Bond Phase
Design and Construction

Greatwood Village Drainage Improvements

History
The May 7, 2019 flood event caused several structures to flood in Greatwood Village.

Cost
$3,000,000

Description
Study, design, and construct improvements to the storm sewer system in Greatwood Village, including replacement of inlets and upsizing the storm sewer pipes, and outfall structure.

Bond Phase
Study, Design, and Constrcution

Avalon/Brazos Landing/Commonwealth Drainage Improvements Phase I - Lake Control Structure Modification

History
The 2017 Drainage Study identified improvements to the downstream weir at the FBC LID No.14 outfall structure that will reduce the overall street ponding along Elkins and Commonwealth Boulevards.

Cost
$1,100,000

Description
Reconstruct the existing weir at the FBC LID No.14 outfall structure to increase the outfall and pumping efficiency while maintaining the existing lake elevation. The project will also reduce the tailwater elevation of the lake to provide additional capacity for stormwater drainage during major storm events.

Bond Phase
Design and Construction

Avalon/Brazos Landing/Commonwealth Drainage Improvements Phase II - Elkins Road

History
The 2017 Drainage Study identified improvements necessary to reduce street pond along the Elkins Blvd. and Commonwealth Blvd.

Cost
$7,300,000

Description
Reconstruction of the existing drainage system to reduce street ponding depths and durations during major storm events. The project will reduce street ponding in the neighborhoods of Avalon and Brazos Landing and along Commonwealth Blvd. (from Monarch Drive to Berenger Place). The project is coordinated with FBC LID No. 14. Phase III of the improvements will be along Commonwealth Blvd. in a future GO Bond.

Bond Phase
Design and Construction

Telfair Drainage Improvements - New Territory Blvd & Chatham

History
The 2017 Drainage Study identified improvements to reduce street ponding along the intersection of New Territory Boulevard and Chatham Avenue.

Cost
$3,000,000

Description
Reconstruction of the existing drainage system to reduce street ponding depths and durations during major storm events at the intersection of New Territory Boulevard and Chatham Avenue. The project will also improve ingress and egress to Fire Station No. 7.

Bond Phase
Design and Construction

Covington Drainage Improvements – Covington West & Imperial Woods

History
The 2013 Drainage Study identified improvements to reduce street ponding depth and duration within the Covington Woods neighborhood areas of Covington West and Imperial Woods.

Cost
$3,000,000

Description
Upsizing of the existing storm sewer pipes and replacement of the inlets. The project will also replace the existing storm sewer outfall which ties into Ditch A-22.

Bond Phase
Design and Construction

Citywide Flood Prevention & Drainage Studies

History
The Gulf Coast Region has experienced several major storm events over the past several years and it is projected the region will continue to see storms of historic levels.

Cost
$600,000

Description
Conduct drainage studies, analysis and advance modeling to aid the City in identifying future drainage projects and to conduct localized drainage improvements at various locations.

Bond Phase
Studies and Construction

Emergency Operations Center/Public Safety Dispatch Building

History
The 2015 Facilities Master Plan recommended a new building for the Public Safety Dispatch as well as an Emergency Operations Center. A new facility on the City’s 9.9 acres of land, adjacent to the existing police building, will provide additional space to accommodate the Public Safety Dispatch and Emergency Operations as the City continues to grow and make modifications to accommodate police personnel that are currently in leased spaces.

Cost
$11,500,000

Description
Construction of an approximately 17,000 square-foot building space which will include dispatch, Emergency Operations Center (including a phone bank center), I.T. workroom, 311 call center, parking, fencing and related site work.

Bond Phase
Construction

Public Safety Training Facility – Phase II

History
Currently the Police and Fire Departments perform most of their training outside of Sugar Land city limits. The facility does not meet all of the requirements and the separation from the city can cause delays to public safety responders. The Public Safety Training Facility will enable the Police and Fire Departments to train staff within the City limits and will allow for more training opportunities.

Cost
$10,000,000

Description
Design and construction of a multipurpose training facility, outdoor classrooms and restroom, drive track, live fire shoot house and associated paving and site work improvements for Fire and Police.

Bond Phase
Design and Construction

Public Safety & Public Services Building Rehabilitation

History
The Facilities Condition Assessment & Building Maintenance Records have identified City facilities to rehabilitate for functionality.

Cost
$3,000,000

Description
Facility rehabilitation will be completed to address building envelope repairs and/or roof replacements at locations such as City Hall, the Fire Administration/City Hall Annex building, the Police Department, Fire Stations and the Public Works Service Center. Interior renovations will also be conducted at various Fire Stations the Fire Administration/City Hall Annex building and the Public Works Service Center. The City’s fuel system will be expanded to accommodate the City’s fleet.

Bond Phase
Construction

Fire/EMS Apparatus Replacement

History
As part of a routine Fire-EMS fleet replacement schedule, Fire equipment is replaced as it reaches the end of its useful life.

Cost
$1,800,000

Description
Replacement of two (2) fire apparatus and one (1) ambulance on the required replacement schedule to ensure first responder equipment is operable and available to meet demands.

Bond Phase
Equipment Purchase

Country Club Blvd Improvements - Sugar Creek to Chesterfield

History
The Pavement Management and Maintenance Program (PMMP) was developed to assist in extending the useful life of pavement infrastructure through strategic maintenance practices including pavement replacement and reconstruction. Country Club Blvd. was identified for total reconstruction through the PMMP.

Cost
$1,700,000

Description
Reconstruction of Country Club Boulevard from Sugar Creek Boulevard to Chesterfield Lane. The project is coordinated with drainage improvements along Montclair Drive in Sugar Creek.

Bond Phase
Construction

University Blvd Widening – FBC Mobility Bond Project

History
The segments of University Blvd. From SH 6 through Riverstone were planned to accommodate future expansion. Over the past few years the segment of University Blvd from New territory Blvd to Lexington has seen tremendous growth in traffic and the intersection with IH-69 has become critical to mobility within this corridor as growth continues in the areas surrounding it including the University of Houston campus expansion, Smart Financial Center, Brazos River Park/Festival Site south of US 59 and the commercial development north of US 59.

Cost
$1,700,000

Description
Design and construction of one additional lane in each direction of the existing concrete boulevard roadway from Wentworth to New Territory Blvd. Project includes intersection improvements at New Territory Boulevard, Telfair Avenue, Lexington Boulevard and Wentworth Avenue.

Bond Phase
Design and Construction

Soldiers Field Extension to SH 6 / Roundabout at First Colony Blvd and Soldiers Field

History
As part of the Facilities Master Plan improvements, the current Sugar Land Police Department site will require improved traffic circulation. This combined with congestion issues at the intersection of First Colony Blvd at SH 6 have been identified for improvements. The extension of Soldiers Field to SH 6 and intersection improvements at Soldiers Field and First Colony Blvd will provide relief to the area. The extension of Soldiers Field and the roundabout will also provide access to the future EOC/Dispatch and Animal Shelter.

Cost
$2,460,000

Description
Construction to extend the existing Soldiers Field roadway to SH6 and perform intersection improvements at the intersection of Soldiers Field and First Colony Blvd.

Bond Phase
Construction

Major Streets Rehabilitation

History
The Pavement Management and Maintenance Program (PMMP) was developed to assist in extending the usable life of pavement infrastructure through strategic maintenance practices including pavement replacement.

Cost
$4,000,000

Description
Reconstruction of roadways identified as part of the PMMP; including Park One Drive, portion of West Airport Blvd and local streets such as Audubon Ct. among others.

Bond Phase
Construction

Citywide Transportation & Mobility Studies

History
Over the years transportation studies have aided in identifying future street and mobility projects, including improvements to localized streets. These studies and improvements assist with reducing congestion within the City and improving mobility.

Cost
$400,000

Description
Conduct transportation and mobility studies to aid the City in identifying future corridors/streets/mobility projects where improvements would provide improvements for all forms of travel.

Bond Phase
Studies and localized improvements

Animal Shelter

History
The 2015 Facilities Master Plan identified the existing animal shelter has exceeded its design capacity. A new shelter will accommodate the projected animal capacity due to the City’s growth.

Cost
$6,600,000

Description
Construction of an approximately 17,000 square-foot facility which includes animal housing, intake/veterinary space, staffing area, public spaces and space for animal outdoor fitness.

Bond Phase
Construction

The Crown Festival Park

The Crown Festival Park at Sugar Land is 52 acres of beautiful, open land. The site is perfect for large events like the International Arts Festival and Red White and Boom, providing event producers the flexibility to host music festivals, marathons, sporting events and much more.

Funded by the 2013 Park Bonds

Brazos River Park- Phase II

The Brazos River Park provides space for large group functions, gatherings, and activities that no other park in the City has the capacity to accommodate. It is approximately 75 acres with parking and restroom facilities. The park also functions in coordination with the Crown Festival Park to host large City and private special events and festivals. At all other times, the park provides opportunities for biking/walking/jogging, picnicking, disc golf, and enjoying nature. 

In 2018, a mosaic tile public art installation was completed on the River overlook structure in the Park to further provide enjoyment for visitors and help create a sense of place in one of the City’s newest destination centers. 

Funded by the 2013 Park Bonds

Imperial Connector Trail

In 2016, the City completed the Imperial Connector Trail. The trail is approximately 3 miles long, consisting of a 10-ft wide side path and shared lanes along Brooks Street, as well as trails within Imperial Park.

The trail provides a safer connection from Lake Pointe Trail to Imperial Park for pedestrians and bicyclists.

Funded by the 2013 Park Bonds