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

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Planning & Development Services

The Planning & Development Services Department includes a staff of forty-two led by the Department Director. The Department is currently divided into four Divisions: Development Engineering, Building, Development Coordination and Planning. These divisions are led by the City Engineer, Building Official, Development Services Administration Manager  and Assistant Director respectively. These four Divisions include nine units: Administration, Civil Engineering, Drainage, Transportation, Building, Development Coordination, Planning, Greenways, and GIS/Mapping.

    Administration provides the leadership and strategic direction for the Department. This Division currently consists of the Director and Assistant Director. One of the core services provided by Administration is educating city leaders and the community on both current and long-range planning and development issues.

    Staff Information 
    Anthony Armstrong, P.E., CFM - Director
    Molly Hitchcock, AICP - Assistant Director 
    Long Range Planning
    Planning provides expertise in the field of urban planning to city leaders, citizens, and the development community. These planning professionals serve as stewards of the city’s Comprehensive Plan and the community’s vision to serve as an example of a vibrant, forward-thinking, knowledge-based community that promotes the highest quality of life. The division works to implement the plan through interdepartmental coordination, ordinance revisions, infrastructure investments, special projects, and community engagement. The division also evaluates current conditions, identifies development and population trends, and projects future issues and opportunities related to the city's growth. 

    Staff Information 
    Christine Leal - Long Range Planning Administrator
    Heather Wade - Principal Planner
    Ashley Klein - Staff Planner

    Land Development Review
    Land Development Review coordinates and manages development project activities from the early idea stages (pre-application conferences) to rezonings, preliminary plans, final plats, site plan reviews, and final inspections. The division consists of planning and engineering professionals who work together as co-leads that provide expertise in implementing city ordinances and design guidelines. The division serves as a main point-of-contact for citizen questions and concerns, along with coordinating with the development community. The division also engages the community to evaluate and update city ordinances to accommodate current trends and reflect best practices.

    Staff Information: 
    Robin Macias - Land Development Review Administrator
    Jeff Howell, AICP, CNU-A - Senior Planner
    Jesse DiMeolo, AICP - Staff Planner
    Gabriel Schrum - Staff Planner
    Bekha Blasingame - Planning Technician 
    Lucas Harper, P.E. - Engineer II
    Parker Mathews - Graduate Engineer I
    Lindsey Pressler, EIT, CFM, MPA – Graduate Engineer II
    Gillian Sitler, CFM – Graduate Engineer I 
    Development Engineering
    Development Engineering is led by the City Engineer and consists of an Assistant City Engineer, a Transportation Planning Coordinator, an Environmental Engineering Inspector, an Engineering Program Specialist and five Construction Inspectors. Development Engineering is responsible for development review, administration of the flood hazard protection ordinance, impact fees, the Foxfire Sanitary Sewer Master Plan, as well as preparing, maintaining and updating the engineering standards manual. Another core service is planning and implementing a multi-modal transportation system that provides a high degree of mobility for citizens and visitors to the city. Engineering is responsible for leading long-range planning efforts related to transportation and providing support as different aspects of the transportation system are implemented through land acquisition and the development review process. 

    Greenways is led by the Bicycle, Pedestrian, Greenways Planning Administrator. One of the core services provided by this unit is floodplain management, protection of open space and the provision for wildlife and plant habitats. This unit assists in providing trails within a greenway that serve to provide alternate transportation, as well as recreation and health benefits. Greenway trails also provide connections to parks, neighborhoods, workplaces, schools, cultural and historical areas, and shopping centers.

    Staff Information 
    Carol Cotter, P.E. - City Engineer
    Erika Bridges, P.E. - Assistant City Engineer
    Aaron George - Environmental Inspector 
    Jerry Jones - Engineering Inspector 
    Israel Koite - Engineering Inspector  
    Daniel Vojtek - Engineering Inspector 
    Gage Lopez - Engineering Inspector
    Lydia Vidales - Engineering Inspector
    David Vaughn - Engineering Program Specialist 
    Jason Schubert, AICP - Transportation Planning Coordinator
    Carl Ahrens - Transportation & Mobility Planner
    Building is led by the Building Official and includes three Plans Examiners and five Combination Building Inspectors, one Permit Technician II and two Permit Technician I. One of the core services provided by Building includes ensuring the safety of all new construction and renovation work by ensuring compliance with all adopted building codes and standards. This is accomplished by examining the plans before a building permit is issued and inspecting the project as it is constructed to see that minimum standards are met and that appropriate materials are used. Building also enforces the property maintenance code to include substandard structure abatement. 

    Staff Information 
    Brian Binford, CBO - Building Official 
    Bryce Trujillo - Assistant Building Official
    Ben McCarty - Commercial Plans Examiner 
    Tyler Haney - Commercial Plans Examiner
    Nick Smith -  Combination Building Inspector 
    Roy Johnson - Combination Building Inspector  
    Chris Provazek - Combination Building Inspector
    Wesley Walraven - Combination Building Inspector
    Gina Bosquez - Permit Technician II
    Natalie Rodriguez - Permit Technician I
    Abbie Pucek - Permit Technician I
    Development Coordination & GIS
    Development Coordination is led by the Development Services Administration Manager and includes the Administrative Support Specialist, three Staff Assistants, and the GIS Division, detailed below. One of the core services provided by Development Coordination is providing customer service to both internal staff and external customers. Development Coordination is responsible for providing administrative support to the Department, managing the development software Community Development for staff and eTRAKiT for customers,  providing addresses for all properties and businesses in College Station, coordinating and supporting the Department's six appointed boards, coordinating with TABC and processing all City liquor licenses, as well as archiving all planning, engineering, and building projects. 

    The GIS division is overseen by the GIS Analyst and includes one GIS Technician and one Part-time GIS Technician. The core services of the GIS division is providing accurate and timely maintenance of the base map, as well as efficient and precise mapping services. They are integral to the Development Review process to ensure that all data submitted to the City is accurate and compatible with our GIS system. The GIS division provides support to internal customers by providing maps, graphics, and other presentation products, as needed. This unit is also responsible for keeping specific GIS layers current as changes occur due to updates to the Comprehensive Plan, platting activity, rezonings, annexation, etc.

    Staff Information 
    Bridgette George - Development Services Administration Manager
    Kristen Hejny - Administrative Support Specialist 
    Crystal Fails - Staff Assistant II
    Tiffany Romero - Staff Assistant II
    Grecia Fuentes - Staff Assistant II
    Julie Svetlik, CFM - GIS Analyst
    Matthew Cline - GIS Analyst 
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