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Behind the numbers: Exploring Bryan’s construction boom
January 24, 2022

Behind the numbers: Exploring Bryan’s construction boom

It’s no secret that residential and commercial development in Bryan is booming. Over the past decade, Bryan has seen a gradual uptick in the number of building permits issued and new homes and businesses constructed.

Posted in: Articles, Planning
12 capital projects to watch in 2022
January 7, 2022

12 capital projects to watch in 2022

From parks to storm water and road improvements to sidewalks, residents will have the opportunity to give input on some projects and see big progress made on others. Here are 12 public improvement projects in Bryan to keep your eye on this year.

Bryan’s Planning Department wins sixth consecutive excellence award
December 15, 2021

Bryan’s Planning Department wins sixth consecutive excellence award

The City of Bryan’s Planning and Development Services Department is one of only 34 across the state of Texas to be selected as a recipient of the 2021 Richard R. Lillie, FAICP Planning Excellence Recognition Program from the Texas Chapter of the American Planning Association.

Posted in: Articles, Planning
Permit fees waived for winter storm repairs
February 22, 2021

Permit fees waived for winter storm repairs

The City of Bryan is waiving fees for permits required for repairs related to winter storm damage at residential and commercial properties.

Bryan’s Planning Department again honored for excellence
February 10, 2021

Bryan’s Planning Department again honored for excellence

The City of Bryan’s Planning and Development Services Department is one of only 37 across the state of Texas to be selected as a recipient of the 2020 Richard R. Lillie, FAICP Planning Excellence Recognition Program from the Texas Chapter of the American Planning Association.

Updated landscaping regulations will improve visual appeal of developments
October 29, 2020

Updated landscaping regulations will improve visual appeal of developments

Several updates to the city’s landscaping ordinance will go into effect on Nov. 1, which will result in higher quality and more visually appealing developments in Bryan.

The truth about pattern zoning
August 25, 2020

The truth about pattern zoning

On Aug. 6, 2020 the Planning and Zoning Commission recommended approval of the Midtown Pattern Overlay Districts, specifying that pattern zoning be applied to properties in Areas 1-4 of Midtown, as identified in the recently approved Midtown Area Plan.

Posted in: Articles, midtown, Planning
Midtown’s Pattern Zoning wins national Merit Award
May 26, 2020

Midtown’s Pattern Zoning wins national Merit Award

One of the most unique aspects of the recently adopted Midtown Area Plan – Pattern Zoning – was given a Merit Award in the Emerging Projects category from the Center for New Urbanism (CNU) as part of the organization’s 2020 Charter Awards.

Posted in: Articles, midtown, Planning
Midtown Area Plan approved by Bryan City Council
May 12, 2020

Midtown Area Plan approved by Bryan City Council

As a result of more than 18 months of community outreach, economic research, stakeholder feedback sessions, and problem solving, the Bryan City Council unanimously approved adopting the Midtown Area Plan at its May 12, 2020 meeting.

Single-family permits continue to break records
January 22, 2020

Single-family permits continue to break records

In 2019, the City of Bryan issued 594 permits for single-family homes, setting a new record for the community and continuing a steady trend of single-family home building in Bryan.