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Planning & Development Services

Contact Information

Planning & Development Services P.O. Box 9960 | 1101 Texas Ave.College Station, TX 77842979.764.3570

Welcome to Planning & Development Services 

Planning & Development Services is responsible for services including land use, development, engineering, building regulations, comprehensive planning, floodplain management, and community development. Planning & Development Services wishes to make our community great in partnership with you

News & Updates 

  • The City of College Station is in the process of a major update to its sign regulations and is seeking public feedback on a draft ordinance.  The U.S. Supreme Court determined through Reed v. Town of Gilbert, Arizona (2015) that signs that are regulated according to their messages are subject to judicial review under the standards of strict scrutiny.  With little exception, signs regulations may no longer be based upon their “category” (real estate, directional, grand opening, subdivision signs, etc.), but must be based upon factors that do not limit free speech.  The draft sign ordinance reflects a shift to sign regulation based upon temporary land use (e.g., property for sale and special event) and land use (e.g., single-family residential, multi-family, commercial, and industrial).

    While information was gathered from many professional organizations, College Station’s draft ordinance relies most heavily on template language supported by The Signage Foundation, The International Municipal Lawyers Association, and The Bojorquez Law Firm blended with familiar College Station regulations and technical specifications that could be preserved.

    For questions and comment, please contact Molly Hitchcock (mhitchcock@cstx.gov or 979.764.6251) or Rachel Lazo (rlazo@cstx.gov or 979.764.3542).  Comments may also be provided at a presentation and public meeting regarding the draft on Wednesday August 28, 2019 at 3:00 pm in the Council Chambers of City Hall located at 1101 Texas Avenue, College Station.  

  • The 2018 Existing Conditions Report provides a snapshot of College Station's current conditions and trends for demographics, economic development, land use, public facilities, and transportation. This is the first step in a process to provide a ten-year update to the City's 2009-2030 Comprehensive Plan. 

  • The Next 10 is a major effort to consider recent growth, current trends, and best practices, and to define updates to the city’s policies to guide the next 10 years. The process will lead to the creation of a 10-Year Evaluation and Appraisal Report that may recommend updates to the City’s Comprehensive Plan.

    Weekly Development Update
    The following lists are updated weekly. The New Development list contains projects that have been submitted for review while the Building Permit Activity list contains all permits that have been issued.

    New Development List

    Building Permit Activity


    Development in the City of College Station is also highlighted in the monthly newsletter. 

    Monthly Newsletter

    For questions contact Planning & Development Services at cspds@cstx.gov or call 979.764.3570.
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