Community News

Notice of Public Hearing

Castlegate Tennis Courts

The College Station Parks and Recreation Department are currently upgrading the tennis court lights at Castlegate Park. The intent was to have all twelve light fixtures and poles replaced in one day. However, this plan did not work. So, please excuse the mess while this transition takes place. This project will be completed within the next few days.

Thank you in advance for your patience

Proposed Changes to the Unified Development Ordinance

Thanks to those of you that attended the stakeholder meetings on August 30th and provided feedback on proposed changes to the Unified Development Ordinance. As a follow-up to the stakeholder meetings, we are also placing the information online (click here) for additional review and feedback. Staff’s contact information is included under each topic area and we will continue to receive feedback until Friday, September 15th. 

 Thanks again,

 

Kristen Hejny

Administrative Support Specialist
City of College Station
Planning and Development Services

 

George H.W. Bush Presidential Library Fall 2017

The George H.W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum has announced its Fall Education Programs schedule for 2017. These events are designed with education and fun in mind. See below for some of the upcoming events planned, or go to https://bus41.org/events-listing for a complete and current schedule of events and exhibits.

  • September 15: 7:00pm, Movies by the Pond, "Babe"
  • October 26: 10:30am-11:30am and 12:30pm-1:30pm, Chemistry Road Show by Dr. Jim Pennington
  • November 2: 10:30am-11:30am and 12:30pm-1:30pm, Humorous Poetry by Colonel Wayne Edwards, the Family Poet
  • November 16: 10:30am-11:30am and 12:30pm-1:30pm, Aesop Storytelling by Master Storyteller Barbara Hailey

New Community Additions

Hello Neighbors!

We wanted to make you aware of some of the new additions to our common areas.

A fish feeder has been installed at the back center pond of the pavilion for our residents to feed our Castlegate fish for only $.25 cents and enjoy the pond.

Additionally, three new metal trash cans have been placed along the walkways in our community to help keep our neighborhood beautiful and clean.

HOA Candidate Information

Please see the attached file to familiarize yourself with the candidates wishing to take part in serving our community. If contacting us via e-mail, please do so at office@hoapartners.net.

UPDATE: Found Dog - Husky/Husky Mix

HUSKY REUNITED WITH FAMILY

 

A resident in the community found this sweet girl wandering up and down Ravenstone and then taking up residence in the shade of their flower beds this afternoon. She appears to be a husky/husky mix and the finders are going to check to see if she is microchipped. If this is your dog, please contact our office at this e-mail address or the finder at (979)703-4141 or (214)680-4500. Please see the attached photo and help us find her family!

Missing Female Cat

A resident in Castlegate II is missing her female cat Lola. She is white/grey/ black and is wearing a collar. Please see the attached picture for more information.

Contact Rita at 979-739-3635 or 979-703-6658.

Summer Fun Program - George Bush Library

The George Bush Presidential Library and Museum is proud to host the College Station Noon Lions Club's "I Love America" Fourth of July Celebration on July 4. The museum will be open with free admission from 9:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Concessions begin at 5:30 p.m. and live music entertainment at 6 p.m.  The Kids’ Zone, complete with games and bounce houses for children, will be open from 6 - 8:30 p.m. The evening will culminate with a performance by the Brazos Valley Symphony Orchestra and a fireworks show. For more information visit Bush41.org or call 691-4014.

BUSH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION
Grab your pearls and crazy socks and join us as we celebrate the birthdays of both President and Mrs. Bush on June 9 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Museum visitors are invited to join in the celebration for free birthday cake, Blue Bell Ice Cream, popcorn and refreshments in the rotunda. There is no cost to participate in the festivities in the rotunda, but regular museum admission will apply. For more information call (979) 691-4014, or email reservations.bush@nara.gov.

JUNETEENTH CELEBRATION 
On June 15 join the Bryan-College Station community celebration of Juneteenth with the annual Freedom Walk and interactive storytelling program. The walk begins at the Lincoln Center at 9:00 a.m. The Bush Presidential Library welcomes the Buffalo Soldiers Heritage Troop as presenters.This event will take place from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Annenberg Presidential Conference Center. The program is free, but reservations are encouraged. To make reservations email Bush.Education@nara.gov.
MOVIES BY THE POND
Bring your blankets and lawn chairs as we enjoy the film, “Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey" on June 16. Games and free refreshments will begin at 7 p.m., and the movie will start just after sundown. You may bring your coolers, but please no pets or glass containers.

For more information call (979) 691-4014, email to reservations.bush@nara.gov, or click here to register. Special thanks to Pepsi for providing the drinks!

Margraves Ranch Developement

Fellow Castlegate residents:

Many of you may have seen the notice on Green's Prairie regarding a re-zoning meeting. The Castlegate Board of directors would like to share the following letter (which has also been sent to the residents of South Oaks, Nantucket and Indian Lakes) from Karen Pitts, a South College Station resident, regarding an upcoming meeting later this week:

 

Dear Neighbors,
We have alerted you in the past to the City's land use changes that will negatively affect our neighborhoods along Arrington Road.  College Station's City Council has passed two multifamily apartment complexes (CapRock 10 near Blue Baker to generate over 1,600 cars/day and The Ranch near South Oaks to generate 1,800 cars/day).  The next attempt to rezone involves the Margraves ranch across from the Arrington and Harpers Ferry intersection, with an anticipated 9,000 to possibly over 14,800 cars/day that will push Arrington beyond  its capacity.  The intent is to change zoning from estate homes to restricted suburban/townhomes/possibly school and retail. The traffic overload that will follow does not include our existing traffic.  We must stop the City's rezoning before it impacts the safety of our neighborhood!

Please make your voices heard at the Planning and Zoning Commission public hearing on Thursday, May 18, at 7 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers, at 1101 Texas Ave. S. and at the City Council public hearing on Thursday, May 25, at 7 p.m. in City Hall as well.  If you cannot attend, please email your opposition to the Margraves rezoning (stating your wish to maintain estate homes on the tract) to City Planner Jenifer Paz at jpaz@cstx.gov before the P&Z meeting.  Final approval for rezoning will be at the City Council meeting.  For the City Council meeting email any City Council member or City Secretary Sherry Mashburn at smashburn@cstx.gov, requesting that your statement be included in the City Council minutes.

Karen Pitts, Chair
Tracking Roads Advisory Committee

 

Please note that the HOA office is unable to field any calls or emails regarding this meeting. 

You may direct all questions, comments or concerns to the appropriate city officials as listed in this notice.

Also to clarify, an "estate home" designation is defined as a >1 acre lot and the "restricted suburban" zoning designation is a 8,000 to 10,000 square foot lot. 

The Margraves Ranch development will occur south of Castlegate directly across from Greens Prairie Road.

Thank you, the Castlegate Board of Directors.

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