Five things to watch at Thursday’s city council meetings

gavel[1]By Colin Killian, Communications Manager

The College Station City Council gathers Thursday at city hall for its workshop (5:30 p.m.) and regular (7 p.m.) meetings. Here are five items to watch:  

  1. Economic Development Master Plan Funding: In the workshop, the council will discuss potential funding mechanisms for implementing the city’s Economic Development Master Plan, which was adopted in 2013.
  2. Mobile Food Vending Park: The council will hear a workshop presentation on establishing permanent mobile food vending sites, including a summary of how food truck parks are regulated in other cities.
  3. Parking Removal on Glade and Southwood: As part of the consent agenda, the council will consider removing parking on both sides of Glade Street and Southwood Drive within 300 feet of Southwest Parkway. Area residents are concerned about vehicles parking too close to the signalized intersections.
  4. Northgate High-Density Dwelling Unit: After a public hearing, the council will consider allowing a maximum of six unrelated individuals to reside together in a high-density dwelling unit in Northgate. The amendment would allow developers to offer a greater variety of unit types in Northgate, where high-density residential development is desired.
  5. B-CS CVB Update: The council will hear an update on the B-CS Convention and Visitors Bureau and its activities, including rebranding efforts, Hotel Occupancy Tax grants, and the preferred access agreement with Texas A&M.

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.

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