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Bryan Council to Consider Westside Housing Development

Tuesday’s Bryan City Council meeting includes a proposed housing development on the city’s west side, a project that’s been deliberated for nearly two years.

At issue is rezoning 166 acres north of Villa Maria towards Leonard Road and west of Chick Lane. A year ago, developers withdrew their request before it went to the council.

Before the Planning and Zoning Commission last month, Fire Chief Randy McGregor asked to keep a requirement made last year to keep a seven and a half foot separation between homes.

BryCoun061113rm-2.mp3Comments from Randy McGregor.

McGregor also told the commission as these homes age, a 7.5 foot separation becomes more important.

BryCoun061113-rm1.mp3More from Randy McGregor.

Representing the developer, attorney Chris Peterson says the number of homes has already dropped from 730 to 613. He also said his clients have agreed to building a third collector street. But if spacing remains at 7.5 feet, Peterson says that would lop off another 60 homes and kill their plans.

BryCoun061113-cp2.mp3Comments from Chris Peterson.

Peterson also pointed out locations in Bryan and College Station where separation is five feet.

BryCoun061113-cp1.mp3More from Chris Peterson.

P&Z sided with the developers request as part of the recommendation getting first round consideration at Tuesday’s council meeting.

Click HERE to read the background information given to the council.

Map of proposed housing development, from the City of Bryan.

Map of proposed housing development, from the City of Bryan.

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Posted by on Jun 11 2013. Filed under Featured Stories, News.

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