Block Length
UDO Amendment
Agenda Item # 1
Subdivision Regulations Background
• 1970 – College Station adopted Subdivision Regulations.
• 2003 – Unified Development ...
Block Length Requirement
Previous Standard
Based on the use.
Maximum Block Length:
• 1,500 feet: rural residential/ETJ
• 1...
Block Length Comparison
Previous Standard
Based on the use.
Maximum Block Length:
• 1,500 feet: rural residential/ETJ
• 1,...
Block Length Comparison
Previous Standard
Based on the use.
Maximum Block Length:
• 1,500 feet: rural residential/ETJ
• 1,...
Block Length Comparison
Previous Standard
Based on the use.
Maximum Block Length:
• 1,500 feet: rural residential/ETJ
• 1,...
Since Adoption
• Feedback from the Home Builder’s Association (HBA)
regarding single family having a 900-foot block length...
Proposed Amendment
Block Length
• Revise the maximum block length for the General
Suburban designation from 900 feet to 1,...
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Block Length Ordinance Amendment

  1. 1. Block Length UDO Amendment Agenda Item # 1
  2. 2. Subdivision Regulations Background • 1970 – College Station adopted Subdivision Regulations. • 2003 – Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) adopted. • 2008 – Old Subdivision Regulations merged into UDO. • 2009 (May) – Current Comprehensive Plan adopted. • 2009 (Summer-Fall) – Four P&Z workshops regarding street connectivity and mobility. • 2011 (January) – New Subdivision Regulations adopted.
  3. 3. Block Length Requirement Previous Standard Based on the use. Maximum Block Length: • 1,500 feet: rural residential/ETJ • 1,200 feet: single-family • 800 feet: all other areas (non- residential, multi-family, etc.) Current Standard Based on Comprehensive Plan Future Land Use & Character Designation Maximum Block Length: • 1,500 feet: Estate/Rural/ETJ • 1,200 feet: Restricted Suburban/ Business Park • 900 feet: General Suburban/ Suburban Commercial/ General Commercial • 660 feet: Urban and Urban Mixed- Use
  4. 4. Block Length Comparison Previous Standard Based on the use. Maximum Block Length: • 1,500 feet: rural residential/ETJ • 1,200 feet: single-family • 800 feet: all other areas (non- residential, multi-family, etc.) Current Standard Based on Comprehensive Plan Future Land Use & Character Designation Maximum Block Length: • 1,500 feet: Estate/Rural/ETJ • 1,200 feet: Restricted Suburban/ Business Park • 900 feet: General Suburban/ Suburban Commercial/ General Commercial • 660 feet: Urban and Urban Mixed- Use
  5. 5. Block Length Comparison Previous Standard Based on the use. Maximum Block Length: • 1,500 feet: rural residential/ETJ • 1,200 feet: single-family • 800 feet: all other areas (non- residential, multi-family, etc.) Current Standard Based on Comprehensive Plan Future Land Use & Character Designation Maximum Block Length: • 1,500 feet: Estate/Rural/ETJ • 1,200 feet: Restricted Suburban/ Business Park • 900 feet: General Suburban/ Suburban Commercial/ General Commercial • 660 feet: Urban and Urban Mixed- Use
  6. 6. Block Length Comparison Previous Standard Based on the use. Maximum Block Length: • 1,500 feet: rural residential/ETJ • 1,200 feet: single-family • 800 feet: all other areas (non- residential, multi-family, etc) Current Standard Based on Comprehensive Plan Future Land Use & Character Designation Maximum Block Length: • 1,500 feet: Estate/Rural/ETJ • 1,200 feet: Restricted Suburban/ Business Park • 900 feet: General Suburban/ Suburban Commercial/ General Commercial • 660 feet: Urban and Urban Mixed- Use
  7. 7. Since Adoption • Feedback from the Home Builder’s Association (HBA) regarding single family having a 900-foot block length requirement in General Suburban areas. • Discussions with HBA as part of regular meetings with the City Manager’s Office that included discussion on cul-de-sac length. • Exercise of creating hypothetical subdivisions using previous and current standards. • Council direction to bring an ordinance amendment forward.
  8. 8. Proposed Amendment Block Length • Revise the maximum block length for the General Suburban designation from 900 feet to 1,200 feet. Cul-de-Sac Length • Revise maximum length in residential designations from half the block length to equal to the block length. – General Suburban: 450 feet to 1,200 feet – Restricted Suburban: 600 feet to 1,200 feet – Estate & Rural: 750 feet to 1,500 feet The Planning & Zoning Commission recommended denial of the proposed ordinance (5-1).
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