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. A&M Off-Campus Outreach

The council will discuss Texas A&M’s revamped Off-Campus Student Services Office and its efforts to educate off-campus students about housing and code enforcement-related issues.

2. Music Friendly Committee

The council will discuss creating a Texas Music Friendly Advisory Committee to support the city’s efforts to encourage the local music industry under a program sponsored by the Governor’s Texas Music Office.

3. Middle Housing/HOO Rezonings

The council will consider multiple zoning changes to Middle Housing/High Occupancy Overlay and Middle Housing.

4. Shared Housing

After a public hearing, the council will consider modifying the shared housing use in the Middle Housing zoning district. With the High Occupancy Overlay established, the next step is to only allow shared housing in the Middle Housing zoning district when a High Occupancy Overlay exists. Shared housing is also permitted in areas zoned High Occupancy Overlay, multi-family, or Northgate District.

5. Turner Street Rezoning

After a public hearing, the council will consider a request to change the zoning from General Suburban to Middle Housing/High Occupancy Overlay for about 0.23 acres at 701-703 Turner Street. The applicant intends to establish a legal shared housing use through the site plan process.

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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