For the last 13 months, a Planning and Zoning Commission subcommittee has been researching solutions to address land use and structures commonly referred to as “stealth dorms”, i.e., by-the-room occupancy of single-family homes in established Bryan neighborhoods. Click to view the Subcommittee’s recommendation to the Planning and Zoning Commission. On September 21, 2017, the Planning […]
Planning and Zoning Stealth Dorm Subcommittee Reports Findings, Makes Plans for Additional Citizen Input
This past January, the Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z) formed a citizen subcommittee in response to concerns about the increase in requests to re-subdivide lots and the use of by-the-room occupancy rental properties, often leased by unrelated tenants, in established neighborhoods. After holding two public input meetings and reviewing each of the 288 citizen surveys […]
Important! Extended Application Deadline: Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018. Extended Pre-Application Meeting Deadline: Friday, Dec. 22, 2017. The Bryan City Council has approved a new grant program – the Corridor Beautification Partnership. The goal of this partnership is to use matching funds to renovate and improve the visual impact of the properties along Texas Avenue. This […]
Bryan is a great place to live, to work, and to visit. So when someone asks you the question, “Why Bryan?,” proudly tell them, “Because it’s just better.”
What is the Life Safety Grant Program? In an effort to encourage private investment in redevelopment of commercial and multi-family uses downtown, the City of Bryan is offering a matching grant program for the installation of life safety improvements. Life safety improvements are construction improvements required by current fire and building codes; such as, sprinkler […]
Final Drafts of 2016 Comprehensive Plan and Parks Master Plan to be Presented to Planning and Zoning Commission, Parks Advisory Board
Following a 15-month planning and public input process, Freese and Nichols, Inc., the planning consultant, is now presenting the final draft plan, Blueprint 2040, for review by the Planning and Zoning Commission and Parks and Recreation Advisory Board. With the recommendation from both advisory boards, the City Council will consider adopting the Plan during its […]
City of Bryan to Unveil Proposed Comprehensive Plan and Parks Master Plan at “Big Reveal” on Aug. 17
You’re invited to the “Big Reveal” of the proposed Bryan Comprehensive Plan and Parks Master Plan on Aug. 17 from 5-8 p.m. at the Brazos Center.
Slated for 2017, the residential and commercial development of Oakmont will feature 800 single family homes, a number of walking trails, and retail spaces. This new development, spearheaded by Adam Development Properties, will be constructed on a new portion of University Drive east of Boonville Road.
The City of Bryan is working to implement safety improvements at several railroad crossings in Bryan. This effort will also allow for trains to not sound their horns routinely, improving quality of life for visitors, residents, and business owners.
Council Approves New Program to assist Downtown Property Owners with Required Life Safety Improvements
On Tuesday, June 7, 2016 the Bryan City Council approved a new grant program – the Life Safety Grant Program. The goal of the program is to provide financial assistance to downtown business owners for the installation and compliance of the International Building Code fire suppression and safety code requirements.