Imperial Sugar Land Welcomes Meritage Homes

HBW subscribers in the Houston area seeking residential construction job leads have been looking very closely at Sugar Land. Houston-based Johnson Development Corp, developer of record for the Imperial Sugar Land development, has finally decided on a homebuilder for the 127-acre parcel near Texas State Highways 6 and 90A. Arizona-based residential homebuilding giant Meritage Homes has agreed to build 335 single-family homes in a new master-planned community. HBW’s building permit activity report for the Houston market has more detailed information available for builders who want to know about this development.

Originally slated for a business park district, the 127-acre site proved more profitable as a saleable asset. According to Shay Sharfie, the general manager of Imperial Sugar Land, the decision was based on current market demand in the Houston area. According to Shafie, “We try to keep out finger on the market and adapt” to capitalize on a profitable market.

Johnson Development will develop nearly 1/3 of the total acreage for Meritage Homes by year-end 2015. Floor plans and prices will be announced soon thereafter, with construction set to begin in early spring 2016. The Meritage addition will join two other neighborhoods in Imperial Sugar Land. Darling Homes, a Frisco, TX-based builder, along with Houston’s Partners in Building, LP have already begun work on the 30-acre Quiet Cove neighborhood, which features fine patio homes.

Silent Manor, a 15-acre neighborhood across the lake from Quiet Cove, is being developed by Sitterle Homes, a San Antonio-based builder, and Houston-based Trendmaker HomesSitterle Homes is building Mediterranean-style homes, and Trendmaker is developing two-story townhomes. To the south of Silent Manor, Houston-based Gracepoint homes is developing three-story brownstone homes. Sueba, USA Corporation, also based in Houston, is developing the 257-unit luxury Ballpark Lofts apartments.

Imperial Sugar Land also plans to incorporate a mixed-use district. Hotels, office space, and retail shops will also feature prominently in the community’s master plan. Constellation Field, a minor-league baseball arena, is part of the current Imperial Sugar Land plan, as is a weekly farmer’s market. The Fort Bend Children’s Discovery Center and the Sugar Land Heritage Foundation Museum will also be built in the Imperial Sugar Land community.

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