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March 16, 2017

Bryan Citizens Invited to Public Input Meeting Concerning Rental Housing in Established Neighborhoods

Topic: Rental Housing in Established Neighborhoods

When: Tuesday, March 21, 2017, at 5:30 p.m.

Where: Basement Training Room, Bryan Municipal Office Building, 300 S. Texas Ave., Bryan, Texas

In the past three years, the City of Bryan has noticed an increase in the re-subdivision of lots in established neighborhoods for the construction of single-family homes, which are often used as rental housing.

The process typically involves the demolition of an older residence and in some cases, re-subdivision of larger properties to accommodate the construction of comparatively large dwellings, which are often used as rental housing. Such rental units are commonly referred to as “Stealth Dorms” due to the fact that although the structures are built in compliance with the residential building code that regulates construction of single-family homes; they typically are rented by-the-room to unrelated individuals.

At Planning and Zoning Commission meetings where the re-subdivision of lots is considered, nearby property owners have frequently expressed concerns about the re-subdivision requests and the use of rental housing in established neighborhoods. In response to concerns about this trend, the Planning and Zoning Commission has appointed a subcommittee to study the topic. As one of its first steps, the recently established subcommittee wishes to invite input for any who wish to offer their views on the matter.

Public Input Meeting

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 from 5:30 to 6:30 PM

Bryan Municipal Office Building – Basement Training Room

300 South Texas Ave, Bryan, TX

The public input meeting will discuss the subject of by-the-room rental housing in established neighborhoods.  The meeting will begin with an informational presentation by staff, followed by the opportunity for attendees to participate in interactive boards and provide feedback on the topic.

If you have any questions, comments or need additional information regarding the public meeting please contact Stephanie Doland at (979) 209-5030 or by email at sdoland@bryantx.gov. If you would like to provide input on this topic but are unable to attend the public meeting, please also contact Stephanie Doland with your concerns.

 

 

 
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