Public Private Partnerships
The City of Sugar Land has a proven track record of successful public/private partnerships.
Sugar Land Town Square
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.
The development of Sugar Land Town Square began in 2003 when the City of Sugar Land partnered with Planned Community Developers to create a new, unique downtown destination where Sugar Land residents could live, work, shop and gather. The site was once an empty field and is now a vibrant destination for residents and visitors. Anchored by the iconic Sugar Land City Hall, Sugar Land Town Square is a hub of shopping, restaurants and home to a vibrant business community.
Constellation Field home of the Skeeters, this $36 million professional minor league stadium was built without general fund tax dollars. Constellation Field is a public/private partnership with the Johnson Development Company, Texas General Land Office, Cherokee Investments and the City of Sugar Land. It has a 7,500 seating capacity expandable to 10,000 for concerts.
The Houston Museum of Natural Science at Sugar Land
The Houston Museum of Natural Science at Sugar Land opened its doors in October 2009. The public private partnership is located on the former Central State Prison Farm site. The City had sought a creative use of the sight and the project has won numerous awards.
The Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land
Slated to open in Fall 2016, the Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land will be the regions most advanced live entertainment venue. Through the use of innovative moveable walls, the facility will expand and contract to create intimate setting of approximately 3,300 to shows over 6,400. The economic development strategy for Sugar Land's indoor performance venue was structured to establish Sugar Land as a destination location for culture and entertainment as well as creating an amenity that is commercially self-sustainable.