Economic Development Planning

We’re at Step 1 of the Imperial project. Here’s what you need to know. 

City Council and the community will hear project updates and next steps from City staff, project consultants, and PUMA development on the preservation and redevelopment of the Imperial Char House during their regular meeting on September 5 at 5:30 p.m. at Sugar Land City Hall.

During the workshop, Laura Carrera of Urbano Architects and other members of the project team will discuss the work completed to date to preserve the historic Char House, including: 

  • An overview of the historical significance of the building and the historic tax credit application process 
  • Architectural and engineering work to convert the Char House into an office building with retail and food and beverage amenities 
  • The challenges encountered as part of the project 

The public is welcome to attend, but this is not a public hearing — no action by City Council will be taken during this meeting and no additional plans for the site will be discussed. 

Can’t attend in person? The workshop will be livestreamed via the City’s YouTube Channel and SLTV16. The recording will also be available on the City’s YouTube channel after the workshop is over. 

Redevelopment in Sugar Land is City Council’s No. 1 priority. In December, the City announced a partnership with PUMA Development to preserve and redevelop the Char House. The City hosted two town halls to gain public input on the proposed preservation and redevelopment of the property with Mark Toon, the CEO of PUMA.  With the City’s focus on the Char House, the City Council also approved a reimbursement agreement for pre-development costs and lease agreement in January and February, respectively, to support the Char House redevelopment.  This workshop serves as an update to the work completed as a result of that reimbursement agreement.    

To learn more about the project, sign up to receive project updates or to provide questions or comments, visit the Imperial Char House Preservation project page at      

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