Welcome to our live blog from the College Station City Council’s meeting on Thursday, July 8. The meeting starts after 5 p.m. and is streamed live on Suddenlink Channel 19 and at cstx.gov/cstv19. Continue reading Live Blog: Thursday’s city council meeting (July 8)
The College Station City Council meets Thursday at 5 p.m. at city hall. The meeting is streamed live on Suddenlink Channel 19 and cstx.gov/cstv19. To join online, go to Zoom or call 888 475 4499 and enter webinar number 914 6623 8254. Here are five items to watch. Continue reading 5 things to watch at Thursday’s city council meeting
By Colin Killian, Public Communications Manager
The College Station City Council gathers Thursday at city hall for its workshop (3:30 p.m.) and regular (7 p.m.) meetings. Here are five items to watch:
- Chimney Hill Economic Development Agreement: As part of the consent agenda, the council will consider terminating a 2013 agreement for the redevelopment of the Chimney Hill Shopping Center property on University Drive. The property owner wants to modify the plans to reflect changes in the market and move toward a more traditional suburban commercial project.
- Playground Improvements: The council will consider a $340,000 contract for new playground structures at Brothers Pond, Lemontree and Bright parks, and rubber surfacing in the playground areas at Edelweiss Gartens and Woodland Hills parks.
- Affordable Housing: The consent agenda includes three items related to affordable housing projects: A $220,000 federal grant to Elder Aid, Inc., for the rehabilitation of two homes on Normand Drive; a $794,000 federal grant to B-CS Habitat for Humanity to build at least eight homes on Renee Lane, and a $471,500 federal grant to Twin City Mission to create four rental units on Blanco Drive.
- FM2818 Capacity Improvements: The council will consider a $397,000 contract for engineering and surveying services related to the capacity improvements on FM2818 from Wellborn Road to north of George Bush Drive.
- Pebble Creek Rezoning: In the regular meeting, the council will consider a request to rezone about 2.4 acres on Pebble Creek Parkway from Rural to Restricted Suburban and General Suburban. The chance would allow for the subdivision of the property.
In September, the College Station City Council unanimously approved more than $600,000 for improvements and repairs to play areas in 15 city parks. Construction began in October and is expected to be finished by early 2017. Continue reading Updates will help make playground visits safe, memorable