Work has begun on review of the Comprehensive Plan. This is the decision for the direction our city will move for the next 10 years. If it resembles the last Comp Plan, it won't mean much. In 2018, there were 21 rezonings, 17 amendments to the UDO, and 4 Comprehensive Plan amendments processed. The following link shows the changes made by the amendments to the UDO http://www.cstx.gov/index.aspx?page=3841. We were lucky 2018 was a slow year. I believe most of our current city council members understand the Comp Plan should be followed and not altered every time a property owner wants more money. As our previous council has shown- changing the plan every month causes chaos. Get involved in the review of the Comp Plan. All the meetings are open to the public and, although there is no opportunity to speak, you can see what changes might be included.
College Station City Council is considering adding additional options for Single-Family Overlays, however there is little chance the option-no more than 2 unrelated- will be included in the "pick list" if the Planning and Zoning Commission is any indication. The March 7 workshop included a few additional suggestions by Jennifer P. but everything with "teeth" will likely be relegated to a separate "process" and require a much higher requirement for approval. The current overlay approval requirement is 50% +1. Jeremy Osbourne and Bill Mather would prefer anything that "takes" from a neighborhood rental owner should require at least 75% or 80% approval or better yet deed restrictions/Home Owners Associations." Is there any chance any neighborhood can get 75% of all property owners to agree on anything? The Heart of Southside and McCullough Neighborhood Conservation Overlays may be the only two in College Station ever!