Bryan City Council greenlights school bus complex in west end of town
BRYAN, Texas (KBTX) – The Bryan Independent School District has received approval from the Bryan City Council to erect a new transportation complex on open land that has been at the center of a zoning debate.
Representatives from the Bryan Independent School District appeared before City Council Tuesday night to seek zoning approval that would allow the construction of the Ruby Haliburton Auxiliary Complex at the southwest corner of Harvey Mitchell Parkway and Leonard Road. The current BISD transportation facility is to be demolished to allow construction of the new Sadberry Middle School.
After a three-hour presentation, discussion and debate, the city council unanimously voted to go ahead with the project, although some council members continued to express concerns about the location of the facility.
The plan had previously been rejected by the city’s planning and zoning commission for various reasons, including traffic and property values, but the school district presented the reasons to the city council as to why the schedule for construction of the installation should proceed. Ahead of the meeting, Bryan ISD representatives hinted that if the request was denied by city council on Tuesday, legal action would be considered.
Prior to the city council vote, more than a dozen Bryan citizens spoke in support of the project and urged council members to vote in favor of BISD’s plans.
News 3’s Morgan Riddell is at the meeting and will update this story later tonight.
The facility is named after longtime IBSD school bus driver Ruby Haliburton, who died last year.
Among those present at the meeting were the children of Haliburton, who expressed their appreciation for those who voted to name the resort after their mother.
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