CS Council Approves One Homebuilders Association RequestFeatured Stories, News Friday, September 13th, 2013
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.
P&Z chairman Mike Ashfield was part of the 5-1 one vote to make no change.
Randy French was one of four homebuilders who brought up the advantages of longer block lengths.
Councilman Jess Fields motion was approved 4-2.
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.
The request was referred to staff for further study.
Below is the slideshow presented at Thursday’s council meeting:
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