5 things to watch at Thursday’s city council meeting

By Colin Killian, Public Communications Director

The College Station City Council meets at city hall on Thursday after 6 p.m. The meeting is streamed live on Optimum Channel 19 and at cstx.gov/cstv19.

You can participate online through Microsoft Teams by entering Meeting ID 223 427 023 174 and Passcode MvPmTr. You can also call 469-480-7460 and enter Conference Number 952 310 468#. 

We also encourage you to follow our live meeting blog at blog.cstx.gov.

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. Christmas in College Station

The council will discuss Visit College Station’s 2023 Christmas in College Station campaign and efforts to increase tourism with holiday-inspired events.

2. Sebesta Road Rezoning

The council will consider a request to change the zoning from Light Industrial to Suburban Commercial for about one acre at 1601 Sebesta Road on the north side of Sebesta across from Foxfire Drive. The new zoning would allow for more neighborhood commercial uses, such as retail sales.

3. Northeast Gateway Redevelopment

The council will consider adopting the Northeast Gateway Redevelopment Plan and amending associated maps in the Bicycle, Pedestrian, and Greenways Master Plan. The plan aims to incorporate vertical and horizontal mixed-uses, support existing commercial uses, and enhance the mix of housing options.

4. Northgate Noise

The council will consider setting a sound level standard of 76 decibels from 10:01 p.m. to 6:59 a.m. for the Northgate Entertainment District.

5. Northgate Outdoor Dining Boxes

The council will consider repealing an ordinance permitting outdoor dining boxes in Northgate to help address public safety issues.

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., Killian graduated from Texas Tech with a bachelor’s degree in journalism/political science.

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