Five things to watch at Thursday’s city council meetings
The College Station City Council gathers Thursday at city hall for its workshop (6 p.m.) and regular (7 p.m.) meetings. Here are five items to watch:
- Conference Center Sale: The council will consider the sale of about 2 acres at 1300 George Bush Dr. – the location of the College Station Conference Center – to the College Station Independent School District for $788,430. The sales price represents an appraised value of $972,477 minus an anticipated demolition cost of $184,047.
- Chamber of Commerce Funding: The council will consider an FY14 Hotel Occupancy Tax funding agreement for $25,000 with the Bryan/College Station Chamber of Commerce. The funds will offset part of the costs of the annual Economic Outlook Conference and the chamber banquet at a local hotel.
- Land Use Change on Harvey Mitchell: After a public hearing, the council will consider changing the land use designation for 2021 Harvey Mitchell Parkway –located at the corner of Rio Grande and Harvey Mitchell – from Suburban Commercial, Urban, and Natural Areas Reserved to Urban and Natural Areas Reserved. The change would allow the developer to build townhouse-style apartments.
- Phillips Park Resolution: After a public hearing, the council will consider allowing the planned extension of WS Phillips Parkway on a small portion of parkland in the Castlegate II subdivision. Staff has determined that the proposed alignment is the most feasible location for the extension.
- Great Oaks Rezoning: After a public hearing, the council will consider rezoning about 294 acres near the Great Oaks subdivision from Single-Family Residential and Rural to Restricted Suburban to allow for development. The property is generally bounded by the Great Oaks Subdivision to the west, Rock Prairie Road to the south, Quail Run Subdivision to the north, and Holleman Drive to the east.
The meetings can be watched live on Suddenlink Ch. 19, or online. Previous council meetings are archived on the website. A detailed live blog from the meetings will be posted on this site and also can be accessed through the city’s Facebook page.