Posts tagged “Zoning

Live Blog: Thursday’s city council meetings (Nov. 13)

gavel[1]This is a live blog from the College Station City Council’s workshop and regular meetings on Thursday, Nov. 13. 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.

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Five things to watch at Thursday’s city council meetings

gavel[1]By Colin Killian, Communications Manager

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

  1. CSFD Presentation to MDA: The College Station Fire Department and College Station Professional Firefighters Association will present proceeds from the recent Fill the Boot event to the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
  2. Recognition of Arts Council: The Arts Council of Brazos Valley will be recognized as a 2014-15 Friend of Texas Arts Education.
  3. Hazmat Vehicle: As part of the consent agenda, the council will consider the purchase of a $650,000 hazardous materials response vehicle to allow consolidation of equipment onto one unit for hazmat response.
  4. Zoning Boundary Change: After a public hearing, the council will consider changing the zoning district boundaries for about 32 acres located at the southwest corner of the intersection of Harvey Mitchell Parkway and Holleman Drive to allow for multi-family development.
  5. Request to Delay Annexation: After a public hearing, the council will consider granting a request to delay the annexation of about 46 acres northwest of the intersection of Fitch Parkway and Tonkaway Lake Road.

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What is a Suburban Commercial zoning district?

Suburban CommercialThe long-vacant property on Earl Rudder Freeway between the Academy store and the Raintree subdivision recently was rezoned as Suburban Commercial. If you aren’t familiar with that zoning classification, allow me to fill in the details.

With extensive community involvement, the City of College Station adopted its Comprehensive Plan in 2009.  One role of the Comprehensive Plan is to create what I like to call a “blanket” of future or preferred land uses, future street network and infrastructure. Imagine it as the skeleton for zoning and development in our community. 

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