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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 

  • Please join Planning & Development Services staff for the Building and Development Breakfast to discuss various topics throughout the year. These meetings help provide us the opportunity to communicate what our staff are currently focusing on, as well as allowing you the opportunity to ask questions and to provide input on important topics.

    Below is information regarding the next meetings:

    • Date & Time: Thursday, September 29, 2022 at 8:30 a.m.
    • Location: City of College Station City Hall Council Chambers (1st floor)
    • Topic(s): Creation of a Shared Housing Use
    • Zoom Information:

    • Date & Time: Thursday, October 13, 2022 at 8:30 a.m.
    • Location: City of College Station City Hall Bush 4141 Community Room (1st floor)
    • Topic(s): Lot-by-Lot Grading Requirements
    • Zoom Information:


    To help us get a better count for the number of people who are planning to attend, please RSVP at the following link

  • We are actively pursuing a new zoning district that aims at bringing middle housing product types to College Station by right. Middle housing refers to a variety of housing options that exist between single-family and apartment developments. Examples include duplexes, townhouses, small and medium multiplexes, and courtyard houses, as well as small lot single-family developments. The new Middle zoning district would allow these flexible housing types by right, rather than needing a Planned Development District. The creation of this zoning district will redirect development pressure out of existing single-family neighborhoods, encourage the housing types that the market demands in strategic locations, and create more housing choices for low- and middle-income people including families, students, young professionals, and seniors. 

    Questions and comments should be directed to Matthew Ellis at [email protected] or 979-764-3570. 

  • Planning & Development Services has received the 2021 Richard R. Lillie Planning Excellence Award! This is the 15th year that College Station has received this designation. The award, which is granted by the Texas Chapter of the American Planning Association, distinguishes Texas municipalities with high levels of professional qualifications and training of planning staff and Planning and Zoning Commissioners. It recognizes communities that take a holistic approach to comprehensive planning and master planning efforts, and those that seek public engagement to create better plans and increase awareness of the importance of planning.
  • The updated Comprehensive Plan was adopted by the College Station City Council in October 2021. The plan includes many important changes including an updated, citizen-led vision for College Station, revised goals that better reflect citizens’ aspirations, specific actions to achieve the goals, a more user-friendly and streamlined document, and changes to future land uses, thoroughfares, and bicycle and pedestrian facilities and their associated maps. 
  • The FY2021 Comprehensive Plan & UDO Annual Review was accepted by the College Station City Council in January 2022. It covers the covers the Comprehensive Plan and all associated master plans, programs, and small-area plans such as neighborhood and district plans, as well as amendments to the Unified Development Ordinance. These plans, programs, and ordinances collectively implement the City of College Station Comprehensive Plan.
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