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CS Council Rezones Land North Of Easterwood Airport For Multifamily Housing Project

A majority of College Station city council members believe future development along Highway 47 in College Station will be driven by RELLIS and the Health Science Center and not biomedical manufacuturing.

Those were among the comments as the council at its last meeting voted 5-2 to rezone property just north of Easterwood Airport for multi-family housing.

The property involves 11 acres at Highway 47 and FM 60, in the path of a secondary runway, where only five percent of takeoffs or landings occur.

Developer Jim Jett was asked about the impact the noise any aircraft will generate over future housing.

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John Nichols, who voted for the rezoning, noted it was opposed by city staff but unanimously endorsed by the planning and zoning commission.

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Barry Moore, who also voted for the rezoning, acknowledged the greater impact of RELLIS and the Health Science Center versus future manufacturers coming to the biocorridor.

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Bob Brick was one of the two who voted no.

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Airport officials opposed multifamily housing due to its proximity as a non-conforming use based on FAA regulations. They were also told the height of the multifamily buildings will not be an obstruction.

And a condition was placed on the rezoning that prohibits housing where airplane noise exceeds federal levels surrounding airports.

Also voting for the rezoning were Karl Mooney, James Benham, and Jerome Rektorik. Joining Brick in voting no was Linda Harvell.

 

State Highway 47 Land Use Change from City of College Station

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Posted by on Jan 3 2018. Filed under Featured Stories, News.

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