Strengths Weaknesses Opportunities and Threats of the Overall Plans of the City of Sugar Land

Comprehensive plans enable a community to visualize the development requirements of their towns such as infrastructural expansion. Indeed, many cities have utilized comprehensive plans to address space requirements for the establishment of schools, recreational facilities, and housing development among others. This paper discusses and summarizes the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats of the overall plans of the City of Sugar Land, Texas’ Comprehensive Plan 2012.
“The city of Sugar Land is situated in Fort Bend County 20 miles southwest of downtown Houston was started a sugar plantation in the mid-1800s” (City of Sugar Land, 2012). Currently, the city is an operational municipality offering diverse services including fire protection, public utility services, curbside recycling, recreational facilities, infrastructural works, and zoning activities among others. The latest census report indicates that the city is the 49th largest in Texas with a population of 84,511 catering all races (City of Sugar Land, 2012). A manager governs the city. Fire fighting is a major source of employment in Sugar Land city, apparently due to the incidences of fire outbreaks in the sugar cane plantations. The city has a mixed land use pattern mainly including plantations, housing, property development, and public utilities. The percentage of land use is classified as including residential spaces taking up 71.71% of land space, commercial activities take up 15.97% of land space, and industrial activities take place in 12.32% of the total land space (City of Sugar Land, 2012).
The City of Sugar Land Council adopted a new comprehensive plan incorporated as vision 2025 and guiding principles. The comprehensive plan envisions a safe, beautiful, and inclusive community where everyone shows responsiveness to the environment.