5 things to watch at Thursday’s city council meeting

By Colin Killian, Public Communications Manager

The College Station City Council meets Thursday after 5 p.m. at city hall. The meeting is streamed live on Suddenlink Channel 19 and at cstx.gov/cstv19.

To join online, go to Zoom or call 888 475 4499 and enter webinar number 967 2839 3278. If the call-in number isn’t working, access is limited to Zoom.

To address the council about any item on the workshop or regular agenda, you must register with the city secretary by 3 p.m. or call 979-764-3500 and provide your name and phone number. Written comments will be provided to the council members.

Here are five items to watch:

1. Military Heritage Center

The council will discuss the proposed Military Heritage Center intended to honor the legacy of citizen-soldiers through educational programs, seminars, and thematic exhibits. 

2. Heat Island Mitigation

The council will discuss a proposed plan to reduce the urban heat island effect with a focus on planting trees. Urban areas, where structures are highly concentrated and greenery is limited, tend to become islands of higher temperatures relative to outlying areas.

3. Car Wash Near Cemetery

The council will discuss a proposed car wash bordering the College Station Cemetery. The presentation includes aesthetics, water runoff, and sound barriers.

4. Holleman Tavern Permit

After a public hearing, the council will consider a conditional use permit for the Holleman Tavern in the new University Heights retail center near Kenyon Drive and Holleman Drive. The proposed 5,200-square-foot tavern includes a rooftop bar limited to acoustic music.

5. Holleman-General Parkway Rezoning

After a public hearing, the council will consider a request to change the zoning from Rural/General Commercial to Multi-Family/Natural Areas Protected for about 43 acres at Holleman Drive South and General Parkway.

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About the Blogger

Colin Killian has been with the City of College Station since 2010 after serving 23 years as the 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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