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  • Wednesday, February 15, 2017
    City to hold hearing on annexation
    Brenham could be adding several hundred homes to its city limits through annexation of an area that will include a new subdivision and retail space.
     
    Council members Thursday will hold a public hearing on the proposed annexation of almost 87 acres of property along the Highway 36 Loop near the U.S. 290 intersection.

    It is bordered on one side by Dixie Road.
     
    The council will meet at 1 p.m. in City Hall, 200 W. Vulcan.
     
    Stylecraft Builders has filed a petition to be voluntarily annexed into the city. Stylecraft is proposing it ultimately be zoned as a Planned Development District (PDD).
     
    As a PDD, developers agree to make certain concessions such as including more green spaces in exchange for design flexibility.
     
    Stylecraft officials have said the development will include some 300 single-family homes priced from $170,000-$240,000, along with apartments and retail space.
     
    Council members will also consider agreements for professional services on storm damages. Heavy rains last May 26 and 27 caused widespread flooding and damage to city facilities.
     
    Agreements that will be considered Thursday total almost $1.2 million work.
     
    Projects are:
     
    • Gunda Corp. for repairs to various infrastructure around the city. The contract amount is $546,655.
     
    • O’Malley Strand Associates for repairs at the city’s water and wastewater treatment plants. The contract totals $360,100.
     
    • Gunda Corp. for storm damage repairs to the city’s raw water intake structure at Lake Somerville. The amount of that contract is $254,901.
     
    • O’Malley Strand for repairs to Alamo Street, Schulte Boulevard and Gun & Rod Road. The contract is for $29,240.
     
    The council will also:
     
    • Hold a work session discussion on creation of a Neighborhood Commercial Zoning District near the downtown area.
     
    Erik Smith of the city’s development services department said goals of the district include spurring revitalization, alleviating the number of variance and special exception requests from owners wanting to revitalize their properties and creating a “walkable” community.
     
    • Purchase of equipment for various city departments.
     
    • An addendum to the contract for city participation in the rotation log for non-consent tows.
     
    • Acceptance of a $15,000 donation to the pet adoption center.
     
    • Authorizing submission of a grant for police department conversion to the National Incident-Based Reporting System.
     
    • Purchase of rifle equipment to the police department, using seized narcotics funds.
     
    • Appointments to the Hotel Occupancy Tax Board.

    Source: Brenham Banner-Press