The Brenham Planning and Zoning Commission on Monday recommended approval of a rezoning request to allow a local business to expand operations.
The commission voted in favor of changing the zoning at 1150 Dixie Road, which belongs to Brannon Industrial Group/Premier Metal Buyers, from Local Business Residential Mixed Use to Industrial Use.
The tract in question is a 3.77-acre portion of a 6.9 acre tract on the east side of Dixie Road, south of Confederate Lane and neighboring the business property of Premier Metal Buyers at 1555 Highway 36 North.
The business intends to relocate in the long-term to near Blue Bell Creameries across town, but until it does, it will use the additional 3.77 acres for extra storage, fleet parking and vehicle/machine circulation. The company has proposed an 8-foot metal screening fence along the perimeter to help provide a visual screen.
The remaining acreage will serve as a buffer between the subject tract and the Vintage Farms subdivisions. It will stay zoned for Local Business Residential Mixed Use in order to be utilized as a business office.
The Brenham City Council will hold a public hearing and take action on the commission's recommendation at meetings on December 1 and December 15.