5 things to watch at Thursday’s city council meetings

By Colin Killian, Public Communications Manager

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:

  1. Bicycle, Pedestrian and Greenways Plan: In the workshop, the council will discuss updates to the Bicycle, Pedestrian and Greenways Master Plan.
  2. Open Data Portal: The council will hear a workshop presentation about the city’s open data portal. The website was launched in December and provides public access to financial and other data sets managed by the city.
  3. Emerald Parkway-Highway 6 Rezoning: After a public hearing, the council will consider a request to rezone about 17 acres southeast of the Emerald Parkway and Highway 6 to allow for commercial development.
  4. Rock Prairie Road East Rezoning: After a public hearing, the council will consider a request to rezone about 232 acres on the south side of Rock Prairie Road east of Highway 6. The change would allow a mixed-use development that includes commercial, office, multi- and single-family residential, parks, and trails.
  5. Water/Wastewater Master Plans: After a public hearing, the council will consider adopting new water and wastewater system master plans. The updated plans identify water and sewer lines needed to serve growth corridors and where the rehabilitation of existing lines is necessary.

The meetings can be watched live on Suddenlink Channels 19 and 119 (HD), or online. The website includes an archive of previous council meetings. We’ll post a detailed live blog on this site.

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About the Author

Colin Killian (@ColinKillian) has been with the City of College Station since 2010 after 23 years as associate media relations director for the Texas A&M Athletics Department. Killian has also done extensive volunteer work for the U.S. Olympic Committee and worked as a reporter and editor for the Corpus Christi Caller-Times and Lewisville News. A native of Hobbs, N.M., he graduated from Texas Tech with a bachelor’s degree in journalism/political science.


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