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 (5 p.m.) and regular (6 p.m.) meetings.
Here are five items to watch:
- Neighborhood Conservation Overlay Districts: In the workshop, the council will discuss additional flexibility for the single-family Neighborhood Conservation Overlay District. The proposed changes would allow more customization to better target neighborhood issues without overregulating other areas.
- Arts Council Building Renovation: The council will hear a workshop presentation about plans to renovate the city-owned Arts Council Building on Colgate Drive into a community center that emphasizes senior programs.
- Holleman Drive South Widening: As part of the consent agenda, the council will consider a $9.44 million contract for the Holleman South Widening Project, which will reconstruct the road from North Dowling Road to Rock Prairie Road West. The project ̶ identified as a priority by a citizen advisory committee ̶ includes a four-lane concrete roadway, a median and center turn lane, a sidewalk on the west side, and a multi-use path on the east side.
- Holleman Drive East Rezoning: After a public hearing in the regular meeting, the council will consider a request to rezone about 5½ acres in the 200 block of Holleman Drive East to allow for the development of 62 detached townhouses designed for students.
- Greens Prairie Road Rezoning: After another public hearing, the council will consider a request to rezone about 8 acres at 3596 Greens Prairie Road West to allow for the development of senior assisted-living housing that looks similar to nearby homes.
The meetings can be watched live on Suddenlink Channels 19 or online. We’ll post a detailed live blog on this site.
Colin Killian (@ColinKillian) has been with the City of College Station since 2010 after serving 23 years as associate media relations director for the Texas A&M Athletics Department. Killian has also 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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