By Colin Killian, Public Communications Manager
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. Economic Development Update
The council will receive an update on the city’s Economic Development Master Plan, industry and retail recruitment, business retention and expansion, redevelopment efforts, and key economic indicators.
2. Short-Term Rental Housing
The council will discuss an update to the regulation of short-term rental housing, including enforcement and collection of the hotel occupancy tax.
3. Texas Independence Ballpark Phase 1
The council will consider a $16.6 million contract with Vaughn Construction for Phase 1 of the Texas Independence Ballpark project. The project’s second phase is part of next month’s bond election. Phase 1 includes four baseball fields, parking, lighting, batting cages, concession and restroom space, seating, landscaping, and supporting infrastructure.
4. Richards Street Rezoning
After a public hearing, the council will consider a request to change the land use and zoning for .356 acres at 217 Richards Street. The applicant intends to replat the property into three residential lots.
5. Shared Housing Use
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. The structures are categorized as single-family and have been allowed to develop as single-family in residential neighborhoods.
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