5 things to watch at Thursday’s city council meeting

By Colin Killian, Public Communications Director

The College Station City Council meets Thursday after 6 p.m. at city hall. The meeting is streamed live on Optimum 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. Bush Library Update

The council will discuss The Bush Library and Museum’s upcoming events and expansions with representatives of the George Bush Presidential Library Foundation.

2. Off-Campus Housing

The council will discuss cooperation with Texas A&M regarding off-campus housing with Vice President of Student Affairs Gen. Joe Ramirez.

3. Middle Housing Zoning Areas

The council will discuss the priority areas for possible city-initiated rezoning to the Middle Housing Zoning District to allow a flexible mix of housing products by-right, including small lot single-family, duplexes, townhouses, small and medium multiplexes, and live-work units.

4. Fidelity Street Rezoning

After a public hearing, the council will consider a request to change the zoning from General Suburban to Middle Housing for about 0.27 acres at 211 Fidelity Street, the first for the new zoning district. The applicant intends to develop small-lot, single-family homes.

5. Fire/EMS Interlocal Agreement

The council will consider an interlocal automatic aid agreement proposed by the City of Bryan for fire and emergency medical services. Since June 2021, the cities have discussed needed revisions to the agreement that’s been in place since 1997. In November, the council unanimously voted to terminate the existing agreement.

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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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