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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 Development Services Department worked to ensure the updates made the ordinance easier to understand, clarified regulations and used diagrams to give visual representations of required landscaping.

Key updates to the ordinance include:

  • Providing an incentive to protect and preserve older, larger trees.
  • Removing invasive species from the acceptable tree list and prohibiting the planting of invasive species.
  • Enhancing screening standards to limit the visibility of parking lots from the streets.

These changes apply to any commercial or multi-family properties that submit for site plan review after Nov. 1. Single-family development is not included at this time.

A copy of the full updated ordinance is available on the city’s website and at the Development Services Department, Municipal Office Building, 300 S. Texas Ave. Anyone with questions should call 979.209.5030 or email

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