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CS Council Approves One Homebuilders Association Request

Two years ago, the College Station city council voted to reduce the distance between streets in new housing developments.

Thursday night, the council reversed that decision, against the recommendation of the planning and zoning commission.

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

P&Z chairman Mike Ashfield was part of the 5-1 one vote to make no change.

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Randy French was one of four homebuilders who brought up the advantages of longer block lengths.

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Councilman Jess Fields motion was approved 4-2.

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Also voting yes were councilmen James Benham and Karl Mooney and Mayor Nancy Berry.

Voting no were Blanche Brick and John Nichols. Julie Schultz did not attend the meeting

Another request by homebuilders was tabled, which would have allowed cul-de-sacs to be counted as streets. Interim Fire Chief Eric Hurt says they already have problems navigating emergency vehicles on cul-de-sacs with parked vehicles.

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The request was referred to staff for further study.

Below is the slideshow presented at Thursday’s council meeting:

Block Length Ordinance Amendment from City of College Station

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Posted by on Sep 13 2013. Filed under Featured Stories, News.

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