The Brenham Planning and Zoning Commission will meet this (Tuesday) afternoon to discuss land east of Old Masonic Road and north of Ava Drive being considered for a new subdivision.
The Commission will hold a public hearing to replat 11.3 acres of vacant land for single-family residential use. The owner, Oaks Texas City, LLC, is seeking to use the land to build the Overlook Estates Subdivision, consisting of eleven homes.
While city staff are recommending approval of the item, the city has received a pair of comments from property owners against the development. Tom and Jo Yanchak and Al Ehlert, residents of Ava Drive, all voiced disapproval of the new subdivision, saying they purchased their properties believing there would not be further development in the area. They also expressed concerns about the property being built close to a creek.
Commissioners will also discuss a zoning change for the Brenham Market Square development on South Market Street. The applicant, Brenham Market Square, LP, has requested that a portion of the subject property be rezoned from mixed residential use, in order for the entire property to be zoned for commercial research and technology use. The property owner is looking to repurpose a single-family home near South Market Street as a sales office to serve the adjacent future commercial development.
The Commission will meet this afternoon at 5:15 p.m., at Brenham City Hall.