5 things to watch at Thursday’s city council meeting

By Colin Killian, Public Communications Manager

The College Station City Council meets Thursday after 6 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, register with the city secretary by 4 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. Northgate District Improvements

The council will discuss Northgate Entertainment District conditions and improvement options.

2. Restricted Occupancy Overlay

The council will discuss options to streamline the Restricted Occupancy Overlay application process.

3. Middle Housing Zoning

The council will discuss the proposed middle housing zoning district to allow housing options between single- and multi-family. The new district may redirect development pressure out of existing single-family neighborhoods, encourage housing types the market demands in strategic locations, and create choices for low- and middle-income people.

4. Tax Rate, Budget Adoption

After a public hearing on the proposed property tax rate of $0.524613 per $100 valuation, the council will consider adopting the tax rate and FY 23 budget.

5. Macy’s Property Acquisition

The council will consider a property purchase agreement to acquire the former Macy’s property at Post Oak Mall for possible redevelopment.

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About the Blogger

Colin 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. He has also worked as a reporter and editor for the Corpus Christi Caller-Times and Lewisville News. A native of Hobbs, N.M., Colin graduated from Texas Tech with a bachelor’s degree in journalism/political science.

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