BC Council approves property zone changes
The Bridge City City Council had a full slate of zone changes to either approve or disapprove at their regular meeting on Tuesday night.
First on the list was a request from the Planning and Zoning Commission for a zone change for Michael Wilson from R-1 (Single Family Residential District) to a C-2 (Second Commercial District) on property located on West Roundbunch Road. The property is 2.446 acres across FM 1442 from Common Ground Church. The frontage is 304.3 feet.
The east side of the property is 300-feet deep. The west side adjoins the back of the houses on the east side of Charlotte Street and 319.10-feet deep. The back side adjoins the remainder of Wilson’s 18.479 acres and is 406.14-feet wide.
Mayor Kirk Roccaforte said the city could allow 50-foot right-of-way or green zone from the back area of the property. Wilson requested a 20-foot space that would be adequate. The city approved a 25-foot easement for the property.
The next zone change approved was from R-1 to C-3 (Third Commercial District) on property located behind the Chicken Express Restaurant on Texas Avenue. The property is 2.405 acres . City Manager Jerry Jones said the property will be used to build a townhome.
The council also approved the following properties for a called joint public hearing on August 7:
· A request from Don Breaux for a proposed zone change from R-1 to C-3 on a portion located at 835 Center Drive.
· A request from Jalmar and Linda Dixon from R-1 to R-2 (Low Density Residential District) on property located on Ferry Drive.
· A request from Louis Miller from R-1 to R-2 on property located on Ferry Drive and Meadowlawn.
The council approved awarding the bid for proposed sewer plant improvements in connection with the Texas Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery Program between the city and the Texas General Land Office. Jones said these are funds left over from Round I funding in the amount of $1.194 million. The contractor has included all alternate bids in the contract.
The funds will go for the upgrade of pumps, motors, valves, painting, etc.
Jones also reported ongoing street projects and pipe bursting have slowed down due to rain, but should soon be back on schedule.