More Decisions Coming on the New CS Medical DistrictFeatured Stories, News Thursday, December 6th, 2012
The fast track continues by College Station officials in developing the rules of the city’s new medical district.
Earlier this week the city council receives a staff update about future land use from College Station Medical Center to east of Scott & White hospital.
Next Tuesday, December 11, there are meetings for property owners and other stakeholders.
And next Thursday, December 13, final council action is slated to create tax abatement zones and file proposed state legislation allowing the council to appoint management boards that would have limited operating authority.
Planning and Development Director Bob Cowell says the council is being asked to approve two TIRZ zones and two Municipal Management District boards.
One covers undeveloped property along Rock Prairie Road east of Highway 6. The other covers the new Scott & White hospital and land west of Highway 6.
BobCowell120612.mp3WTAW’s Bill Oliver visits with Bob Cowell.
In addition to the hospitals, the 1,700 acre district includes walkable village centers, commercial space, a variety of residential living, and an extensive linked network of trails and open spaces.
In an October interview Cowell says private investment over the next 15 to 20 years can total more than $400 million dollars. Cowell says property owners will be paying back much of the $60 million dollars the city will invest in infrastructure including streets and utility lines.
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