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    Builder Incentive Programs

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    Homebuilder’s Incentive Program

    The Bryan City Council has approved a program which offers incentives to homebuilders to construct residential homes in the target range of 2,000 to 3,000 square feet of heated and cooled area within the Bryan city limits.

    The agreement waives fees associated with new home construction. Fees waived would include water and sewer tap fees (for up to 30 homes), and fees for building permits (unlimited number of homes). The Council does reserve the right to limit the time period on waived fees for building permits.

    “The building incentive for new homes in the target range is positively contributing to the economic development of the city in both a direct and indirect manner,” said Kevin Russell, Director of Economic Development Services. “We hope home builders will take advantage of this program and build homes in this size range, which will help the City attract new retail to expand the tax base.”

    Highlights of the Program

    • “Single Family” Home Construction – Speculative and Custom
    • Target Range 2000-3000 sq ft. Heated/Cooled
    • Within City Limits of Bryan
    • No-Cost Building Permits for Builders
    • In New Subdivisions – No-Cost Tap Fees for Water (up to $400) and Sewer (up to $350) – Limited to 30 Homes
    • Rebate for “Parade of Home” Fee (Limited to $4,900; rebate is on a “first come, first serve” basis)

    For More Information, Please Contact:

    City of Bryan
    Planning and Development
    300 S. Texas Avenue
    Bryan, TX 77803
    (979) 209-5112

    Infill Redevelopment Program

    • Approved by Bryan City Council on March 5, 2019
    • 5-Year Chapter 380 Agreement where $300K is appropriated to BCD for property acquisition
    • Allows City to purchase lots at Sheriff’s sale where bid amount is equal to sum of taxes, liens, and interest and then sell the lots at market price

    Builder Infill Incentive Program

    • Approved by Bryan City Council on March 5, 2019
    • Chapter 380 Program where $75K is appropriated for a grant equal to 25 percent of the lot purchased through the Infill Redevelopment Program
    • Chapter 380 Program requires that:
      • Builder must receive a Certificate of Occupancy (CO) within 12 months of the lot purchase
      • New single family construction must be stick built, on-site and owner occupied

    Why Build in Bryan?


    • St. Joseph Hospital was designated the region’s highest level of trauma center – building a new emergency and trauma center to open soon
    • Historic Downtown – Revitalized with retail, restaurants, theater, art galleries, hotels
    • Lake Bryan – 1,000 acre recreational lake, mountain bike trails and camping
    • 40 Parks, including a new dog park and trails for exploring
    • Coulter Field – general aviation airfield

    Business is Booming

    • Axis Pipe and Tube – at least 285 jobs with upwards of 500 indirect and direct positions within the next ten years
    • New Walmart Super Center anchors upcoming retail development minutes from the Texas A&M Health Science Center / Bio- Corridor
    • Currently $1 Billion in new construction going on in Bryan/College Station

    Our Schools

    • BISD earned 21 Campus Distinctions in 2013 from the Texas Education Agency (TEA):
      TEA recognized top performances in reading, math and student progress, earning Bryan ISD 21 distinctions overall
    • Bryan High School awarded as an International Baccalaureate School
    • Dual Credit and Advanced Placement (AP) is also offered

    What Others Are Saying

    • listed Bryan as the 10th fastest growing city in the United States
    • ranked Bryan/College Station as #4 places for Military retirees
    • Kiplinger named Bryan/College Station as #3 of 10 Great Places to Live
    • Forbes ranked Bryan/College Station #3 as Best Small Cities for Jobs