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. Urban Heat Mitigation

The council will discuss a proposed five-year tree planting plan for urban heat mitigation.

2. Egremont Court Rehabilitation

The council will discuss design progress on the rehabilitation project to mitigate water ponding along the end of the Egremont Court cul-de-sac.

3. Justin Avenue ROO

After a public hearing, the council will consider a request to add Restricted Occupancy Overlay to the zoning for 26 lots along Justin Avenue in North Forest Estates. The overlay would provide a subdivision-specific occupancy regulation of no more than two unrelated people per single-family dwelling or accessory living quarter.

4. Small Area Plan Audit

The council will consider a Small Area Plan Audit that evaluates the Central College Station Neighborhood Plan, the Eastgate Neighborhood Plan, the Southside Area Neighborhood Plan, the South Knoll Area Plan, and the Wellborn Community Plan.

5. Shared Housing Use

After a public hearing, the council will consider creating a new use called Shared Housing, also known as Stealth Dorms or Ag Shacks, which typically allow more than four unrelated residents. Since the structures are categorized as single-family, they have been allowed to develop as single-family in residential neighborhoods.

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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. 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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