Some neighbors in Fort Bend County are in a fight, battling a plan for low-income apartments near their neighborhood. They say the apartments just don’t fit in the area near the Southwest Freeway and Grand Parkway.
Ever since Sugar Land City Council approved plans to move forward with apartments near the new Constellation Field, home of the Sugar Land Skeeters baseball team, other communities are looking harder at plans for apartments and not liking what they see.
In a Ft. Bend Co. subdivision so new, houses are still under construction and some streets have yet to be built. The one thing you don’t see is apartments. Not yet.
“How is that going to affect traffic an how is that going to affect home values?” said Sugar Land resident Farha Ahmed.
NOTE – there has been a widespread pattern of opposition to affordable housing in Fort Bend County (read my summary here), one of the fastest growing cities in the US, dating back to 2004, and the Texas rules on affordable housing finance facilitate this opposition
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