The District is a conservation and reclamation district created on July 2, 1996 by the Commissioners Court of Fort Bend County, Texas. The Districtb s plan of reclamation was approved by the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission, predecessor to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality ( the b Commissionb or b TCEQb ), on May 5, 1997. The District contains approximately 567 acres of land located in the central portion of Fort Bend County, approximately 20 miles southwest of downtown Houston, Texas. The District lies entirely within the corporate limits of the City of Sugar Land. U.S. Highway 59 is north of the District and the Brazos River, at its nearest point, is south of the District. The District is located within the boundaries of the Fort Bend Independent School District.
The property within the District has been developed primarily for residential purposes. Proceeds from the sale of the Outstanding Bonds have been used to finance a levee around the District, certain storm water detention facilities, and a storm water pump station to provide flood protection from the Brazos River, and to provide for certain other drainage improvements. Proceeds from the sale of bonds by Fort Bend County Municipal Utility District No. 113 (b MUD 113b ), which has been annexed and dissolved by the City of Sugar Land, were used to finance the design and construction of water, sanitary sewer and drainage facilities to serve all the developable land in the District including Waters of Avalon Sections 1 through 3, Gardens of Avalon Sections 1 through 4, Villages of Avalon Sections 1 through 5, Meadows of Avalon Section 1, Enclave at Waters of Avalon, and Brazos Landing Sections 1 through 4, aggregating approximately 329 acres developed into 1,056 single family residential lots. Construction of underground utilities and street paving is complete in these sections and the District is built out. As of October 1, 2012, the District contained approximately 1,056 completed single family homes. According to the 2012 tax rolls, the average home value within the District is approximately $503,000. Commercial development within the District includes a one story office constructed on approximately one acre, the City of Sugar Landb s Fire Station No. 5 constructed on approximately one acre, and a middle school constructed on approximately 26 acres, which is owned by the Fort Bend Independent School District. Approximately 210 acres of undeveloped land are contained in easements, rights-ofway, street rights-of-way, detention ponds, and sites for utility or drainage facilities and other usages.