Proposed Short-Term Rental Ordinance Highlights


A primer on Short Term Rentals

What Exactly is a "Stealth Dorm"?


The different types of Stealth Dorms

Public Facilities


College Station is the only city in the nation to simultaneously have national accreditations in police, fire, public safety communications, parks, water, and public works.

2018 Current Conditions


The 2018 Existing Conditions Report provides a snapshot of College Station's current conditions and trends for demographics, economic development, land use, public facilities, and transportation. This is the first step in a process to provide a ten-year update to the City's 2009-2030 Comprehensive Plan



In October 2018, the population estimate for College Station was 119,748. Since 2010, the population has increased by 26 percent.

Economic Development


The College Station-Bryan area has a growing, educated labor force and low unemployment rate. The growth of Texas A&M is a significant driver in the positive expansion of the local economy.

Land Use


Since being incorporated in 1938, the city of College Station has actively annexed property into its city limits. There are currently 32,814 acres within the city limits,102,978 acres within the city's ETJ and 2,211 acres of agricultural land covered in non-annexation agreements

Empty Commercial Storefronts


Now a common picture in College Station: a cookie-cutter three story apartment building over a vacant commercial space. At the end of the day, a vacant storefront makes the whole street feel neglected and undesirable, and it isn’t fulfilling its purpose.

Why Stealth Dorms Threaten All Neighborhoods


The stealth dorm concept is to rent homes by-the-room, which has elevated the cash flow to the point that investors can pay very high prices for land, far beyond the residential value.

Explosive Property Valuations


Texas A&M Real Estate Center concludes that prices have been “explosive,” driven by commercial rental properties in residential neighborhoods.

High-occupancy Commercial Rental Houses


High-occupancy commercial rental houses in single-family neighborhoods have negatively impacted the quality of life in our community and distorted property values, affecting families who reside in these neighborhoods and traditional renters.

Unfair Zoning


Residential zoning should not be changed to General Commercial to place businesses and their associated traffic flow inside neighborhoods.

Commercial Encroachment


Historically, City Council has not placed a priority on the right of a resident to not have a commercial business built next door.


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