Comprehensive Plan Amendment Request

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Comprehensive Plan Amendment Request

  1. 1. COMP PLAN AMENDMENT REQUEST 1600 University Drive
  2. 2. BACKGROUND • S&W Operated Here for Nearly 3 Decades • Due to S&W Longevity, Comp Plan Remained Unchanged • S&W Wishes to Amend Plan to Promote Responsible Reinvestment and Redevelopment
  3. 3. NEW OPPORTUNITY • Institutional / Public No Longer Appropriate – New Medical Restriction in Place • General Commercial is Appropriate – Supports Highest and Best Use of the Property – Supports the Comp Plan Goals: • Positions High Visibility Tract Along Primary Image Corridor for Redevelopment • As GC, Site Will Create Regional Opportunities that Support Tourism, Retail, Restaurant, Etc. • As GC, Creates Economic Development and Growth of Tax Base
  4. 4. GENERAL COMMERCIAL “GC - generally for concentrations of commercial activity that cater to both nearby residents and to the larger community or region. Generally, these areas tend to large in size and located near the intersection of two regionally significant roads.”
  5. 5. COMP PLAN GOALS From: City of College Station Comprehensive Plan, Map 2.3 Community Asset and Image Corridors
  6. 6. COMP PLAN GOALS From: City of College Station Comprehensive Plan, Chapter 4, Economic Development
  7. 7. CONFORMITY • Our Request Directly Aligns with the Existing Conditions Throughout the City From: City of College Station Comprehensive Plan, Map 2.2 Future Land Use & Character
  8. 8. CONFORMITY - Existing Regs Control: + Exterior Lighting + 6’ Minimum + Masonry Wall + 15’ Buffer + Landscaping + Noise Ordinances - Odor Dumpster - NE Facing Building Creates Buffer
  9. 9. EXPANDS TAX BASE • Ad Valorem – Property Taxes
  10. 10. EXPANDS TAX BASE • Local Sales Taxes Assume $4MM Sales: + $60k to CoCS / Yr + $20k to Brazos Cnty / Yr + $80,000 to Local Tax Base
  11. 11. REQUEST FOR SUPPORT
  12. 12. PRELIMINARY SITE PLAN
  13. 13. LANDSCAPING CONSIDERATIONS • Landscaping in the Buffer: – (1) 1.25” caliper non-canopy tree per 15’ or – (1) five-gallon shrub 3’ in height per 3’ and – (1) 2” caliper canopy tree per 25’
  14. 14. LANDSCAPING CONSIDERATIONS

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