Completing the census remains an essential civic duty

Completing the census remains an essential civic duty

A constructive and valuable way to serve our community during these uncertain times is to complete the 2020 U.S. Census — and remind others to do the same. The deadline for you to complete the census online has been extended to August 14. Census takers will begin visiting those who have not taken the census to gather the information. Continue reading Completing the census remains an essential civic duty

Proposed amendment addresses impervious cover

Proposed amendment addresses impervious cover

Driveways, parking, and accessory areas are a necessary part of any residential development. Unfortunately, if they cover too much ground, these water-limiting – or impervious – surfaces can often wreak havoc through flooding and erosion. On Feb. 20, the Planning and Zoning Commission will consider an amendment to the city’s Unified Development Ordinance that would limit a lot’s impervious cover. Continue reading Proposed amendment addresses impervious cover

Survey another way to express views on city’s future

Survey another way to express views on city’s future

In late September, the City of College Station conducted a series of four public workshops as part of the 10-year update to the city’s Comprehensive Plan. Since the topic was about College Station’s development road map for the next decade, we expected a strong turnout. We asked for enthusiastic public input, and that’s what we got. If you weren’t able to attend, don’t worry. An online survey is open through Oct. 16. Continue reading Survey another way to express views on city’s future

Help plan College Station’s Next 10 at workshops

Help plan College Station’s Next 10 at workshops

Community input is an essential part of The Next 10, the process of updating the city’s plan that guides growth and development. Next week, we will conduct a series of four identical public workshops at locations across College Station to gather your input on the city’s present and future growth patterns. We encourage you to attend the most convenient session. Continue reading Help plan College Station’s Next 10 at workshops

Let’s work together to resolve neighborhood integrity issues

Let’s work together to resolve neighborhood integrity issues

The City of College Station is exploring possible revisions to its Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) in response to neighborhood integrity concerns. On Monday, Planning and Development Services will conduct two come-and-go community meetings at city hall. The first will be from noon-1:30 p.m., and the second — covering the same topics — will be from 5-6:30 p.m. The meetings provide an optimal setting for you to contribute to the development processes in our community. Continue reading Let’s work together to resolve neighborhood integrity issues

Beware opportunists taking advantage of hail damage

Beware opportunists taking advantage of hail damage

While Sunday’s hailstorm certainly wasn’t a large-scale disaster, it did enough damage to set opportunists and scammers in motion. If you get such a call, check with the Better Business Bureau to make sure the company is legitimate and has a good reputation. Roofing contractors also must be registered with the City of College Station and are required to obtain a building permit. Continue reading Beware opportunists taking advantage of hail damage