Lake Pointe Mixed-Use Community

Sugar Land, Texas

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Lake Pointe is a 186-acre mixed-use community, part of the First Colony development in northeast Fort Bend County. The proposed land plan for this up-scale community contains 50 acres of high-end single-family residential units and 100 acres of commercial/retail/office space. Costello serves as the District Engineer for First Colony MUD 10, created to provide internal water, sewer, and drainage for the property.

In the original master plan for the First Colony project, this area was zoned as a commercial reserve. Therefore, for the developers to go forward with their plans for a mixed-use community, rezoning was essential. Costello assisted the developer in accomplishing this task by providing necessary exhibits, infrastructure cost estimates, and, ultimately, platting the proposed changes. The overall rezoning effort included close coordination with the City of Sugar Land Planning and Zoning Commission and the City Council.

In addition to the engineering design of the overall public infrastructure system, Costello’s responsibilities have included site work (grading, platting, surveying, design of water, sewer, and drainage facilities and paving, and construction phase services) for Sugar Land Rehab Hospital, Southwest Orthopedic Clinic, Hyatt Place Hotel, Whole Foods, several site developments, and several residential communities. These projects have required close coordination with the architect and regulatory authorities and mechanical, electrical, and plumbing sub-consultants.

Relevant Project Services

  • Residential Development
  • Commercial Development
  • Surveying
  • Construction Phase Services

Project Size and Cost

  • 186 acres
  • Estimated construction cost of $16.6M in public infrastructure
  • Assessed value within the District is over $500M

Unique Project Attributes

  • Mixed-use development including single-family residential, brownstones, medical office buildings, hospital, hotel, and multiple offices and retail buildings
  • The project was intended to be “walkable” between residential components and the office/retail components with the construction of a trail system and a bridge across the lake.

Challenges Faced

  • Maintaining a comfortable separation of the non-residential uses from the residential components of the community

Resolutions & Results

  • The developer was careful to choose complementary land uses adjacent to the residential components so that those residential sections would continue to prosper.


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