Sugar Land's Imperial Sugar Refinery gets another life

  • The Imperial Sugar Refinery will begin construction this year and be finished by late 2017.
  • The 165-acre former manufacturing facility will include 274 apartment units, a movie theater, restaurants and retail space.
  • The refinery closed in 2003 and developers have been planning the renovation for almost ten years.

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The Imperial Sugar Refinery in Sugar Land, Texas, closed in 2003, leaving only the skeleton of a manufacturing plant that helped build the entire city of Sugar Land. However, a breathe of life was given to the area when Johnson Development moved on with plans to continue developing mixed-use retail at the location.