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2019 Comprehensive Plan and UDO Annual Review

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2019 Comprehensive Plan and UDO Annual Review

  1. 1. Comprehensive Plan & Unified Development Ordinance A Review of FY 2019 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CONTENTS Evaluation and Appraisal Report . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Thoroughfare Plan Update . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Neighborhood, District & Corridor Plans . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Bicycle, Pedestrian and Greenways Master Plan . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Water/Wastewater Master Plans . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Parks and Recreation Master Plan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Economic Development Master Plan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Future Land Use and Character Map Amendments . . . . . . . . 19 Unified Development Ordinance Amendments . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Mission and Vision . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The annual review includes an overview of major Comprehensive Plan initiatives. Yearly reviews are performed to ensure the Comprehensive Plan remains relevant and to identify changes necessary to accommodate College Station’s growth.
  2. 2. 2 Progress in FY19: • Initiated development of a Middle Housing zoning district to address the gap in housing needs for affordable and rental-oriented housing choices. • Amended the Unified Development Ordinance through staff initiation to remove identified impediments to development and increase flexibility. • Contributed to the Census 2020 initiative led by the U.S. Census Bureau. Proactive Transportation Infrastructure Projects: • Extended Midtown Drive from Medical Avenue toward William D. Fitch Parkway as a major collector and half 4-lane boulevard section through the Midtown development, including bike lanes and sidewalks. • Extended Corporate Parkway from State Highway 6 northbound frontage road to Midtown Drive as a major collector, including bike lanes and sidewalks. • Design underway to extend Corporate Parkway from Midtown Drive to William D. Fitch Parkway as a major collector. • Construction underway for a section of the Lick Creek Greenway Trail as a part of The Huntington Apartments from the intersection of Durham Loop and Midtown behind the development along the park. • Design underway for a parking lot and trailhead adjacent to Midtown to connect to the Lick Creek Greenway Trail. Promoted Neighborhood Integrity: • Registered Homeowners Associations increased from 95 to 103. • 5 minor home repair projects through Community Development Block Grants. • Acquisition and rehabilitation of four rental units – Twin City Mission. • Acquisition and rehabilitation of two rental units – Elder Aid. • 50 Individuals completed Homebuyer Education. Addressed housing needs: • Provided funding to College Station Fire Department – Fire Stops for elderly households through Community Development Block Grants. • 91 households received tenant-based rental assistance – security deposit. Comprehensive Plan Evaluation and Appraisal Report WEB WEB
  3. 3. 3 Thoroughfare Plan Adopted May 2009; Updated November 2017 Progress in FY19: Streets renamed in the Medical District: • Lakeway Drive to Midtown Drive. • Pebble Creek Parkway to Corporate Parkway. • Bird Pond Road to Town Lake Drive. Construction completed for these CIP and private development projects: • Widened Holleman Drive South from North Dowling Road to Rock Prairie Road West as a 4-lane minor arterial. • Extended General Parkway from Knox Drive to Cain Road as a minor collector. • Extended Midtown Drive from Medical Avenue toward William D. Fitch Parkway as a major collector and half 4-lane boulevard section through the Midtown development. • Extended Corporate Parkway from State Highway 6 northbound frontage road to Midtown Drive as a major collector. • Extended Double Mountain Road from Town Lake Drive to Toledo Bend Drive as a minor collector (private). • Extended Town Lake Drive from Rock Prairie Road to Midtown Drive as a 4-lane minor arterial (private). • Extended Dartmouth Street extension south of Harvey Mitchell Parkway as a major collector (private). • Extended Diamondback Drive from Arrington Road for about 2,300 feet west as a minor collector (private). • Extended Oldham Oaks Avenue from Diamondback Drive for about 600 feet south as a minor collector (private). Comprehensive Plan Thoroughfare Plan WEB WEB
  4. 4. 4 Comprehensive Plan Thoroughfare Plan (continued) WEB WEB Construction underway for these CIP and private development projects: • Widen Greens Prairie Road from Royder Road northeast to the city limits to a 4-lane minor arterial. • Extend Double Mountain Road from Toledo Bend Drive to Lady Bird Lane as a minor collector (private). • Extend Double Mountain Road from Town Lake Drive to Amistad Loop as a minor collector (private). Design underway for these CIP, TxDOT, and private projects: • Widen State Highway 6 from the northern city limits to William D. Fitch Parkway as a 6-lane freeway. (TxDOT) • Extend Corporate Parkway from Midtown Drive to William D. Fitch Parkway as a major collector. • Widen Greens Prairie Road from Arrington Road west to the city limits as a 4-lane minor arterial. • Widen Royder Road from north of Backwater Drive and realign to Wellborn Road as a major collector. • Widen Barron Road from William D. Fitch Parkway to Wellborn Road as a 4-lane minor arterial and realign Capstone Drive to Barron Road including relocation of the railroad crossing. • Widen Rock Prairie Road West from Wellborn Road to Holleman Drive South to a major collector. • Relocate the railroad crossing at Cain Road to Deacon Drive West and extend Deacon to Wellborn Road as a major collector. • Widen Harvey Mitchell Parkway from Raymond Stotzer Parkway to Wellborn Road as a 6-lane major arterial utilizing a super street concept (TxDOT). • Reconstruct Park Place between Timber Street and Glade Street as a minor collector as part of the Southside Safety Improvements Project identified in the Southside Area Neighborhood Plan.
  5. 5. 5 Avenue, and Francis Drive. • Construction pending for Francis Drive Rehabilitation Phase II addressing street rehabilitation from Shady Drive to Walton Drive. Design underway: • City hall redevelopment behind the existing Human Resources building and adjacent parking lot. • Eastgate Sidewalk Safety Improvements to add a sidewalk along Nunn Street from Lincoln Avenue to Walton Drive; Walton Drive from Nunn Street to Puryear Drive; and Puryear Drive North from Walton Drive to James Parkway. • Lincoln Avenue Rehabilitation Project addressing street and utility rehabilitation from Texas Avenue to University Drive. Comprehensive Plan Neighborhood, District & Corridor Plans WEB Goals of the Comprehensive Plan Future Land Use and Character | Neighborhood Integrity | Economic Development | Parks Mobility | Municipal Facilities & Community Services | Growth Management Neighborhood, District, and Corridor plans are small-area plans focused on areas designated for further review in the Comprehensive Plan. The plans are intended to serve as action plans that focus on the particular needs and opportunities of a specific area. WEB Eastgate Neighborhood Adopted June 2011 Progress in FY19: • Conducted a citizen’s survey and hosted a community conversation to assess the overall community parks and recreation needs as well as further operations and facility options for Thomas Pool. • Neighborhood identification signage installed using Neighborhood Matching Grant Program within College Hills and College Hills Woodlands subdivisions (48 signs). • Construction complete on Eastgate Utility Rehabilitation for water and wastewater lines in the vicinity of Texas Avenue, Lincoln Street, Walton MAP WEB
  6. 6. 6 MAP WEB Southside Area Neighborhood Adopted September 2012 Progress in FY19: • Construction completed on an expansion to the Lincoln Recreation Center with transitioned operations to the new facility. • Construction pending on the Lincoln Center bus stop funded by Community Development Block Grant funds. • Distributed “A Driving Tour of Historic Campus Homes” published by the City of College Station. • Coordinated with Habitat for Humanity for affordable housing Comprehensive Plan Neighborhood, District & Corridor Plans WEB WEB opportunities on Carolina Street. • Initiated the creation of a Neighborhood Overlay Handbook. • Adopted a resident-initiated Neighborhood Conservation Overlay encompassing about 200 lots addressing tree preservation and building height. Design underway: • Reconstruction of Park Place between Timber Street and Glade Street as part of the Southside Safety Improvements Project identified in the Southside Area Neighborhood Plan. • Neighborhood Safety Improvements Project in the Southside Neighborhood Plan addressing pedestrian safety, drainage, street rehabilitation, and utilities in the area of Park Place, Holik Street, Glade Street, Anna Street, and Anderson Street. • Woodson Village Utility Rehabilitation Project addressing utilities in the area of Haines Drive, Glade Street, Hawthorn Street, and Park Place. • McCulloch Neighborhood Utility Rehabilitation Project addressing utilities in the area of Wellborn Road, Holleman Drive, Georgia Street, Nevada Street, and Southland Street. Construction complete for pedestrian improvements: • Park Place from H-E-B to Tower Park Apartments. • Holleman Drive from H-E-B to Village Drive. • Southwest Parkway from Wellborn Road to Welsh Avenue on both sides.
  7. 7. 7 Medical District Master Plan Adopted October 2012 Progress in FY19: • Branding and marketing of Midtown Business Park area in progress. • Installation complete and utilizing State Highway 6 Phase II Water Lines Extensions that improve water distribution connectivity along the State Highway 6 corridor and allow the creation of a second pressure plane. Comprehensive Plan Neighborhood, District & Corridor Plans WEB WEB Streets were renamed in the Medical District: • Lakeway Drive to Midtown Drive. • Pebble Creek Parkway to Corporate Parkway. • Bird Pond Road to Town Lake Drive. Construction completed on the extension of: • Midtown Drive from Medical Avenue toward William D. Fitch Parkway as a major collector and half 4-lane boulevard section through the Midtown development. • Corporate Parkway from State Highway 6 northbound frontage road to Midtown Drive as a major collector. • Town Lake Drive from Rock Prairie Road to Midtown Drive as a 4-lane minor arterial (private). • Double Mountain Road from Town Lake Drive to Toledo Bend Drive as a minor collector (private). Construction underway for the extension of: • Double Mountain Road from Toledo Bend Drive to Lady Bird Lane as a minor collector (private). • Double Mountain Road from Town Lake Drive to Amistad Loop as a minor collector (private). Construction completed for pedestrian and bicycle improvements along: • Midtown Drive extension from Medical Avenue toward William D. Fitch Parkway. • Corporate Parkway extension from State Highway 6 northbound frontage road to Midtown Drive. • Town Lake Drive extension from Rock Prairie Road to Midtown Drive (private). • Double Mountain Road from Town Lake Drive to Toledo Bend Drive (private).
  8. 8. 8 Medical District Master Plan (continued) Adopted October 2012 Progress in FY19: Construction underway for pedestrian/bicycle improvements: • Double Mountain Road extension from Toledo Bend Drive to Lady Bird Lane and includes sidewalks and buffered bike lanes (private). • Double Mountain Road extension from Town Lake Drive to Amistad Loop and includes sidewalks and buffered bike lanes (private). • Portion of the Lick Creek Greenway Trail as a part of The Huntington Apartments from the intersection of Durham Loop and Midtown Drive behind the development along the park. Design underway: • Parking lot and trailhead adjacent to Midtown Drive to connect to Comprehensive Plan Neighborhood, District & Corridor Plans WEB WEB the Lick Creek Greenway Trail. • Pedestrian and bicycle improvements along Corporate Parkway extension from Midtown Drive to William D. Fitch Parkway. • Phase 1 of the Texas Independence Ballpark Midtown College Station. • Widening State Highway 6 from the northern city limit line to William D. Fitch Parkway (TxDOT). • Rock Prairie Road Elevated Storage Tank to add a new three million gallon elevated storage tank near the intersection of Rock Prairie Road and State Highway 6 that will serve a newly created lower pressure plane.
  9. 9. 9 Comprehensive Plan Neighborhood, District & Corridor Plans WEB WEB Wellborn Community Adopted April 2013 Progress in FY19: • Design underway to realign and widen Royder Road from north of Backwater Drive to Wellborn Road as a major collector which includes bike lanes and sidewalks. Preliminary engineering report underway: • Royder Road extension from Wellborn Road to I&GN Road. • Victoria Avenue rehabilitation from Wellborn Road to Woodlake Drive.• MAP WEB South Knoll Area Adopted September 2013 Progress in FY19: • Installation completed for landscaping along the Harvey Mitchell Parkway Trail from Texas Avenue to Welsh Avenue. • Design underway for the Woodson Village Utility Rehabilitation Project addressing utility rehabilitation in the area of Haines Drive, Glade Street, Hawthorn Street, and Park Place. • Initiated research to address residential drainage and impervious cover. MAP WEB • Collaborated with Texas Water Resources Institute and the Texas Stream Team to provide assistance for the volunteer monitoring groups. Construction complete: • Pedestrian improvements along Southwest Parkway from Wellborn Road to Welsh Avenue on both sides. • Bee Creek Trunkline Phase II to serve the ultimate build-out area near Harvey Mitchell Parkway and Wellborn Road.
  10. 10. 10 Comprehensive Plan Bicycle, Pedestrian and Greenways Master Plan WEB Bicycle, Pedestrian and Greenways Master Plan Adopted January 2010; Updated May 2018 (2011 TxAPA Project Plan of the Year) Progress in FY19: • Adopt-A-Greenway Program: 22 total areas adopted; 147 volunteers; 224 volunteer hours and collected 62 bags of trash (approximately 870 lbs.). WEB • Construction completed for landscaping along the Harvey Mitchell Parkway Trail from Texas Avenue to Welsh Avenue. • Construction underway for a section of the Lick Creek Greenway Trail as a part of The Huntington Apartments from the intersection of Durham Loop and Midtown Drive behind the development along the park. • Design underway for a parking lot and trailhead adjacent to Midtown Drive to connect to the Lick Creek Greenway Trail. • Increased pedestrian safety in Northgate through the continued replacement of existing street lighting with LEDs and the installation a four-way stop at Church Avenue and Second Street. Construction completed for the following city stand-alone sidewalk projects: • Southwest Parkway from Wellborn Road to Welsh Avenue on both sides to address ADA concerns. • Cross Street from Nagle Street to Dogwood Street. • Park Place from H-E-B to Tower Park Apartments. • Holleman Drive from H-E-B to Village Drive. Construction underway for the following city stand-alone sidewalk projects: • Munson Avenue from Dominik Drive to Harvey Road as well as a shared-use path along Harvey Road from Munson Avenue to Dartmouth Drive. • University Drive Pedestrian Improvements Project from Boyett Street to South College Avenue and includes wider sidewalks on both sides and intersection improvements. • Trail connection between G.K. Fitch Park and Ringer Library.
  11. 11. 11 Construction completed for these Capital Improvement/private development street projects with bicycle/pedestrian facilities: • Holleman Drive South widening from North Dowling Road to Rock Prairie Road West and includes a sidewalk on one side and a shared-use path on the other side. • General Parkway extension from Knox Drive to Cain Road and includes bike lanes and sidewalks. • Midtown Drive extension from Medical Avenue toward William D. Fitch Parkway and includes bike lanes and sidewalks. • Corporate Parkway extension from State Highway 6 northbound frontage road to Midtown Drive and includes bike lanes and sidewalks. • Town Lake Drive extension from Rock Prairie Road to Midtown Drive and includes a shared-use path on both sides (private). • Double Mountain Road from Town Lake Drive to Toledo Bend Drive and includes sidewalks and buffered bike lanes (private). • Dartmouth Street extension south of Harvey Mitchell Parkway and includes bike lanes and sidewalks (private). • Diamondback Drive extension from Arrington Road for about 2,300 feet west and includes a shared-use path on both sides (private). • Oldham Oaks Avenue extension from Diamondback Drive for about 600 feet south and includes a shared-use path on both sides (private). Construction underway for the following city street projects with bicycle and pedestrian facilities: • Greens Prairie Road (formerly Greens Prairie Trail) widening from Royder Road to the northeast to the city limits includes a shared-use path on both sides. • Double Mountain Road extension from Toledo Bend Drive to Lady Bird Lane and includes sidewalks and buffered bike lanes (private). • Double Mountain extension from Town Lake Drive to Amistad Loop includes sidewalks, buffered bike lanes (private). Comprehensive Plan Bicycle, Pedestrian and Greenways Master Plan (continued) WEB WEB
  12. 12. 12 Comprehensive Plan Bicycle, Pedestrian and Greenways Master Plan (continued) WEB WEB Design underway for stand-alone sidewalk projects: • Eastgate Sidewalk Safety Improvements with a sidewalk on one side of the following streets: Nunn Street from Lincoln Avenue to Walton Drive; Walton Drive from Nunn Street to Puryear Drive; and Puryear Drive North from Walton Drive to James Parkway. Design underway for these TxDOT and private development street projects with bicycle and pedestrian facilities: • State Highway 6 widening from the northern city limits to William D. Fitch Parkway and includes shared-use paths on both sides (TxDOT). • Greens Prairie Road widening from Arrington Road west to the city limits and includes shared-use paths on both sides. • Corporate Parkway extension from Midtown Drive to William D. Fitch Parkway and includes sidewalks and buffered bike lanes. • Harvey Mitchell Parkway widening from Raymond Stotzer Parkway to Wellborn Road and includes shared-use paths on both sides (TxDOT). • Barron Road widening from William D. Fitch Parkway to Wellborn Road and the realignment of Capstone Drive to Barron Road and includes bike lanes and sidewalks. • Cain/Deacon Railroad Crossing Switch extending Deacon to Wellborn Road and includes bike lanes and sidewalks. • Rock Prairie Road West from Wellborn Road to the city limits and includes bike lanes and sidewalks. • Royder Road from Wellborn Road to north of Back Water Road and includes bike lanes and sidewalks. • Neighborhood Safety Improvements Project in the Southside Neighborhood Plan. This includes the addition of sidewalks on Park Place, Holik Street, Glade Street, and Anna Street to make it safer for students walking to school.
  13. 13. 13 Wastewater System Master Plan Adopted April 6, 2017 Progress in FY19 (private and public): • Completed Bee Creek Trunkline Phase II to serve the ultimate build-out area near Harvey Mitchell Parkway and Wellborn Road. • Design underway for the Eastside Sewer Service Extension, which was included as part of the sanitary sewer CCN swap with the City of Bryan and associated with the BioCorridor Infrastructure Project and interlocal agreement. • Construction underway for Lick Creek Parallel Trunkline to serve the ultimate build-out area in south College Station. • Construction underway for Lick Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant (LCWWTP) Capacity Expansion to increase the capacity of the existing LCWWTP from 2MGD to 5MGD to serve our growing community. Water System Master Plan Adopted April 6, 2017* Progress in FY19 (private and public): • Completed and utilizing a Groundwater Production Well No. 9 and collection line that increase system capacity and allow the city to meet future demands as well as TCEQ requirements. • Completed and utilizing State Highway 6 Phase I & II Water Line Extensions, which improves water distribution connectivity along the State Highway 6 corridor and allows the creation of a second pressure plane. • Design underway for State Highway 6 Phase III Water Line Extension to improve water distribution connectivity along the State Highway 6 corridor and allow the creation of a second pressure plane. • Design underway for Rock Prairie Road Elevated Storage Tank to add a new three-million gallon elevated storage tank near the intersection of Rock Prairie Road and State Highway 6 to serve a newly created lower pressure plane. Comprehensive Plan Water/Wastewater Master Plans WEB PDF PDF WEB
  14. 14. 14 Comprehensive Plan Water/Wastewater Master Plans (continued) WEB WEB Joint Rehabilitation Projects Older neighborhoods, redevelopment areas Progress in FY19 (private and public): • Completed Eastgate Utility Rehabilitation that replaced deteriorated/problematic water and wastewater lines in the vicinity of Texas Avenue, Lincoln Street, Walton Avenue, and Francis Drive. • Construction underway for Francis Phase 1 Utility/Street Rehabilitation to replace deteriorating/problematic water and wastewater lines in conjunction with the street rehabilitation. The overall project is along Francis Drive from Glenhaven to Munson. • Design underway for Woodson Village Utility Rehabilitation to replace deteriorating/ problematic water and wastewater lines in the vicinity of Haines Drive, Glade Street, Dexter Drive, and Timm Drive. • Design underway for McCulloch Utility Rehabilitation to replace deteriorating/ problematic water and wastewater lines in the vicinity of Arizona Street, Holleman Drive, and Wellborn Road.
  15. 15. 15 Comprehensive Plan Parks and Recreation Master Plan Parks and Recreation Master Plan Adopted July 2011 Program-related efforts in FY19: • Hosted the 2019 TAAF Games of Texas with 8,500 athletes and 20,000+ visitors, resulting in an $8 million economic impact. • Successfully hosted several of the state’s largest athletic, tourism-based events, bringing $10 million of additional HOT funds into the community. • Hosted 65 special events, including Christmas in the Park at Central Park, Starlight Concert Series (4 concerts), and Movies in the Park (6 showings). • Held 2nd Annual Texas Weekend of Remembrance special event. • Continued to “Save the Monarch Butterflies” through the Mayor’s Monarch Pledge and maintained a Butterfly Garden at Bee Creek Arboretum. We worked with the A&M Garden Club and the La Villita Chapter of the DAR to host an event at Richard Carter Park that received national and state recognition. • Received a Tree City USA designation for the 28th year. • Conducted a citizen’s survey and hosted a community conversation to assess the community’s overall parks and recreation needs as well as operations and facility options for Thomas Pool. • Increased the level of marketing of the department, facilities, and programs to inform the public of what we have to offer and the impact we have on quality of life, health and wellness, and the economy. • Moved Recreation Connection to Constant Contact and expanded the weekly enewsletter to include information about events, programs and registrations. WEB
  16. 16. 16 Comprehensive Plan Parks and Recreation Master Plan (continued) Parks and Recreation Master Plan Adopted July 2011 Facilty projects in FY19: • Sold 233 cemetery spaces and niches and had 154 interments thru August. • 34 improvement projects (20 completed, 5 to be completed by December, 9 to be completed by 2021). • Completed design of Phase 1 for Southeast Community Park. • Completed design, renovation and opening of the former Arts Center building as the Bob & Wanda Meyer Senior and Community Center. • Park Developments include Reatta Meadows Park, Crescent Pointe Park, Barracks Park and Northgate Park. Construction completed: • Completed construction of two synthetic turf athletic fields at Veteran’s Park. • Completed construction of the expansion of the Lincoln Recreation Center and transitioned operations into the new facility. • Completed construction of the expansion of the Ringer Library. • Completed construction and opening of Phase 1 of the Fun for All Playground at Central Park; Phase 2 construction is underway. • Completed construction of the John Crompton Park basketball pavilion. WEB
  17. 17. 17 Comprehensive Plan Economic Development Master Plan WEB Economic Development Master Plan Adopted September 2013 Progress in FY19: Industry Recruitment • Regional master plan strategy adopted by Brazos Valley Economic Development Corporation. • “Check out College Station” marketing concept developed and published in Site Selectors Magazine and Texas Real Estate. • Corporate site visits. • Site selector events attended in Dallas, Chicago, and Houston. Midtown Business Park • Continuation of Midtown Master Plan implementation. • Capital funding requests submitted for Business Park development in four phases. • Midtown marketing material developed. • Co-branding and signage created with Midtown City Center development. • Co-branding efforts with Texas Independence Ballpark Midtown College Station. • Preliminary plan submitted. • Issued RFP for 57-acre commercial tract fronting State Highway 6. • Potential street name changes in progress. College Station Business Center • 30-acre tract at Gateway Boulevard divided into five smaller lots. • Under contract with FedEx on one tract with an anticipated closing date in October. • Conceptual design for updated signage created. • Real estate brochures created to market available lots. PDF WEB
  18. 18. 18 Comprehensive Plan Economic Development Master Plan (continued) WEB WEB Retail Recruitment • Attended a state and national trade show for direct retail recruitment. • Direct outreach and marketing efforts with developers and retailers. • Located several retailers on “target retailer” list. • Issued RFP for redevelopment at 1101 Texas Avenue and 1207 Texas Avenue. Development Projects • Working alongside Planning and Development Services on final three commercial preservation projects. • Fast-tracked projects when appropriate. • Small Business Resource Team created to help small businesses navigate through the development process.
  19. 19. 19 Comprehensive Plan Future Land Use and Character Map FY 2019 WEB WEB A. MEDICAL OFFICE Ordinance #4122, adopted Sept. 12 Natural Areas Reserved to General Commercial (1.3 acres) B. THE CREEK PLACE Ordinance #4121, adopted Sept. 12 Suburban Commerical and Natural Areas Reserved to General Commercial, Urban and Natural Areas Reserved (8.7 acres) C. ATKINS TRACT Ordinance #4090, adopted Apr. 25 Estate to Restricted Suburban (13 acres) D. WHITES CREEK ADDITION Ordinance #4103, adopted June 27 Estate to Suburban Commercial (1.3 acres) E. WHITT TRACT Ordinance #4066, adopted Jan. 10 Wellborn Estate to Wellborn Commercial (7.37 acres)
  20. 20. 20 Unified Development Ordinance Amendments in FY 2019 WEB WEB Lots Made Nonconforming by Annexation Ordinance #2019-4114, adopted Aug. 8 Updates the Non-Conformities section to explicitly state that lots and platted or partially-platted building plots made nonconforming through annexation are allowed to replat, provided the replat brings the property closer to compliance with zoning district standards.  Multi-Family Park Land Dedication Ordinance #2019-4111, adopted July 29 Updates the Parkland Dedication section by modifying the fee schedule so that land dedication requirements for multi-family developments are proportional to the fee-in-lieu dedication.  Street and Block Ordinance #2019-4086, adopted March 28 Block perimeter requirements have been removed and exemptions from block length requirements were added for single-family development plats and minor plats. In addition, the Thoroughfare Plan Functional Classification and Context Class Map is now the measurement guide for block length and cul-de-sac length. Sidewalk Fee In Lieu Ordinance #2019-4078, adopted March 14 Allows fee in lieu of construction for sidewalks to be determined by the administrator rather than the P&Z Commission. Low-Density Residential Height Protection Ordinance #2018-4060, adopted Nov. 19 Simplifies the General Provision’s Height subsection of the UDO by prescribing a 1:2 slope from the property line under which a multi-family or nonresidential structure being constructed adjacent to a single-family use must fall. The amendment also adds a definition of building height with graphics in the UDO’s Defined Terms. Accessory Living Quarters Ordinance #2018-4059, adopted Nov. 19 Allows for rental of accessory living quarters, requires one additional off-street parking space for accessory living quarters, limits accessory living quarters use to no more than two unrelated people.
  21. 21. 21 College Station, the proud home of Texas A&M University and the heart of the Research Valley, will remain a vibrant, forward-thinking, knowledge-based community which promotes the highest quality of life for its citizens by: • Ensuring safe, tranquil, clean, and healthy neighborhoods with enduring character; • Increasing and maintaining the mobility of citizens through a well-planned and constructed inter-modal transportation system; • Expecting sensitive development and management of the built and natural environment; • Supporting well-planned, high quality, and sustainable growth; • Valuing and protecting our cultural and historical community resources; • Developing and maintaining high quality, cost-effective community facilities, infrastructure and services that ensure our city is cohesive and well connected; and, • Proactively creating and maintaining economic and educational opportunities for citizens. College Station will continue to be among the friendliest and most responsive of communities and a demonstrated partner in maintaining and enhancing all that is good and celebrated in the Brazos Valley. It will continue to be a place where Texas and the world come to learn, live, and conduct business. MISSION STATEMENT On behalf of the citizens of College Station, home of Texas A&M University, we will continue to promote and advance the community’s quality of life.

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