City seeks public feedback on Middle Housing zoning with three public meetings in June

By Alyssa Halle-Schramm, Long Range Planning Administrator

The City of College Station is considering changing the zoning classification of some residential properties to help provide more housing options throughout the community and implement the vision outlined in the Comprehensive Plan.

The new zoning district is called MH Middle Housing. The proactive rezonings are being considered in strategic areas to allow private owners, developers, and the market to add needed housing stock in appropriate areas as a neighborhood evolves.

Middle Housing allows smaller lot sizes and various housing types with standards designed to be in scale with and complement existing homes. The district allows small-lot single-family homes, townhouses, courtyard houses, duplexes (2 units), small multiplexes (3-4 units), medium multiplexes (5-12 units), and live-work units. Those are different residential home types that are generally compatible next to one another.

Additional buffer, height protection, and parking standards apply to the larger residential products and on the edges between those areas and those designated for neighborhood conservation.

Visit our middle housing website to learn more and submit questions or comments. City staff monitors the website and responds to questions regularly.

The city is also hosting a series of identical public meetings throughout June. The sessions include a brief presentation followed by an open house where you can speak with the staff project manager for each area to learn more, ask questions, and express concerns or support.

Two meetings are virtual only, and the third is in-person, so choose the best format for you. Online RSVPs are appreciated but optional.

Public Meeting No. 1 (virtual only)
Wednesday, June 7, at 6 p.m.

Meeting ID: 849 4716 8618 | Passcode: 049960
Phone: 888-475-4499 (toll-free)

Public Meeting No. 2 (virtual only)
Wednesday, June 14, at Noon

Meeting ID: 818 9349 5335 | Passcode: 511591
Phone: 888-475-4499 (toll-free)

Public Meeting No. 3 (in person)
Wednesday, June 21, at 6 p.m.

City Hall Council Chambers, 1101 Texas Avenue

Visit to learn more and to participate online. Contact the Planner on call at or 979-764-3858 with questions or concerns.

About the Blogger

Long Range Planning Administrator Alyssa Halle-Schramm has been with the city since 2018. She previously worked at Austin Community College, UT-Austin, and Hanover County (Virginia). A native of Wilmington, N.C., Alyssa earned a bachelor’s degree in environmental studies from North Carolina-Wilmington in 2010 and master’s degrees in public administration and urban and regional planning from Virginia Tech in 2013.

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