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On Short Time at Sugar Land

May 14, 2010

CSXT 5236 leads an empty UP auto rack train westbound at Sugar Land, TX on March 1, 2007

Short-time crew? I don’t think so, as they’ve just begun their trip from Houston to San Antonio with their train of empty auto racks.

The historic Imperial Sugar mill complex in Sugar Land is on short time. The company ceased production here in 2003 and the property was sold to developers in 2007.

Demolition work has begun, primarily removal of process equipment from the north side of the property.

As I understand, the char house (the brick building) and water tower will remain, but everything else will come down as part of a complete re-development of the 721 acre site.

The plan is for up to 870 single-family homes, some office/retail space and 200 acres of open space.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. Andy Pierce permalink
    May 15, 2010 2:58 am

    its gonna be sad to see it go

  2. Fernando Uribe permalink
    May 15, 2010 8:29 am

    It’s sad to throw away a piece of history. That building was perhaps one of a few reasons why the city was named ‘Sugarland’. Such a shame.

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