Posts tagged “Northgate

Second transformer arrives at Northgate substation

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By Patrick McIntyre, CSU Energy Coordinator  

CSU received a second transformer Thursday morning at the Northgate substation the city shares with Texas A&M. The new transformer doubles the substation’s capacity and will help us stay ahead of Northgate’s growth.

Since the substation is located in a high-density area, precautions had to be taken. College Station police escorted the truck and 70-foot trailer carrying the 150,000-lb. load through a route prescribed by the Texas Department of Transportation. University police isolated the area that led to the station entrance, where a 350-ton mobile crane carefully off-loaded the transformer.

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5 things to watch at Monday’s city council meetings

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By Colin Killian, Communications Manager

The College Station City Council gathers Monday at city hall for its workshop (about 5:30 p.m.) and regular (7 p.m.) meetings. Here are five items to watch:

  1. CAD-RMS Project: The council will receive a workshop presentation about replacing the 25-year-old computer-aided dispatch and records management system used by the city’s police and fire dispatchers. The existing system was last upgraded 10 years ago. The software contracts are part of the regular meeting’s consent agenda.
  2. Transportation Network Companies: The council will have a workshop discussion about proposed regulations regarding transportation network companies such as Uber and Lyft.
  3. Rezoning on Fitch: After a public hearing, the council will consider changing the zoning for a property north of the intersection of Fitch Parkway and Lakeway Drive to allow for a small animal clinic.
  4. Rezoning on Holleman: After a public hearing, the council will consider changing the zoning from Rural to Multi-Family for about 14 1/2 acres south of Cain Road between Holleman Drive South and Old Wellborn Road. The change would allow for development.
  5. Northgate UDO Amendments: The council will consider amending the city’s Unified Development Ordinance to bring greater flexibility to the placement of street trees, the location of sidewalks and screening of electrical service equipment in Northgate.

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Podcast: The guy who keeps Northgate clean and friendly

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By Jay Socol, Public Communications Director

Former tech geek Gus Roman has spent much of his professional career trying to improve user experiences for others. Now, he’s applying that focus to College Station’s Northgate Entertainment District and on the city’s code enforcement strategies.

Gus describes those two worlds in refreshing ways in this podcast. (more…)


Live Blog: Thursday’s city council meetings (April 23)

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gavel[1]This is a live blog from the College Station City Council’s workshop and regular meetings on Thursday, April 23. It’s not the official minutes.

Both meetings are being broadcast live on Suddenlink Channel 19 and can also be watched online. An archive of previous council meetings is available on the website.

5:56 p.m.

The workshop meeting has started.

6:10 p.m. (more…)


Five things to watch at Thursday’s city council meetings

gavel[1]Here are five items to watch when the College Station City Council gathers Thursday at city hall for its workshop (6 p.m.) and regular (7 p.m.) meetings:  (more…)


Live Blog: Thursday’s city council meetings (July 25)

This is a live blog from the College Station City Council’s workshop and regular meetings on Thursday, July 25. It’s not the official minutes.

Both meetings are being broadcast live on Suddenlink Channel 19 and can also be watched online. An archive of previous council meetings is available on the website.

6:00 p.m.

The workshop has started.

6:18 p.m.

National Sojourners Presentation

College Station Cemetery Sexton Bob Hole (pictured below just over Mayor Nancy Berry’s right shoulder) was recognized by Brazos Valley Chapter 378 of National Sojourners for his work to identify veteran graves for flag placement and collection twice each year. More than 800 graves are marked at the College Station City Cemetery, the Aggie Field of Honor and Memorial Cemetery. Also recognizing Mr. Hole were representatives of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Sons of the American Revolution, the Children of the American Revolution, the American Legion, the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Disabled American Veterans.  (more…)