The Tyler City Council will hold a public hearing to receive direction on its five-year plan for its federal housing grant programs.

The meeting will be held at 9 a.m. Wednesday at Tyler city hall, 212 N. Bonner Avenue, in downtown Tyler.

The input will be received for the next fiscal year of the Community Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME programs, which use federal funds to repair or replace dilapidated homes whose owner meets certain income requirements.

Input will also be sought for its five-year consolidated plan, which would end in 2019.

The meeting is one of three governmental bodies that will meet this week. The city’s Planning and Zoning Commission, as well as the Smith County Commissioners Court, will also meet.

The Tyler City Council will also consider adopting an ordinance to approve the annual plan of another subsidized housing program, the Housing Choice Voucher Program. It is also known by its former name, Section 8 housing.

The council will also consider adopting an ordinance to add a speed zone to Old Jacksonville for the newly-constructed Three Lakes Middle School. The zone will be in flashing on the first day of school on August 24.

Three executive session items are on the agenda, including a pending real estate transaction for development of municipal facilities and a potential economic development incentive with a company seeking to locate in Tyler.

The council will also consider two pending litigation items, including possible litigation involving the EPA and relating to the police department.

PLANNING AND ZONING: The city of Tyler Planning and Zoning Commission will decide on a zone change to place a development of a Laundromat, gas station and a fast food restaurant off Texas Highway 155, hear where it intersects with U.S. Highway 271.

The meeting will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Tyler Development Center Large Conference Room, 423 W. Ferguson St.

Javed Corporation is requesting the zone change on the 2.2-acre property from residential to commercial at the intersection of Summit Avenue and East Vance Street.

The commission will consider allowing for a heavy equipment dealership on Front Street, west of the northwest intersection of East Front Street and South Southwest Loop 323.

Members will consider allowing for a new development on the backside of Fresh, off Old Jacksonville Highway.

The development is proposed to include retail, restaurant and residential uses, and would sit at the intersection of Crest Ridge Drive and Arbor Ridge Drive.

The commission will also take up two proposed housing developments.

There is a proposed development of a gated community at the southwest intersection of Roy Road and Rhones Quarter Road. The development is proposed to include 78 single-family homes.

Members will consider a zone change to allow for apartments on 7 acres of land near the intersection of Frankston Highway and Mosley Street.


The Smith County Commissioners Court is expected to have a short meeting Tuesday to consider several land plats.

The meeting will be held at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday in the Smith County Courthouse Annex Building, 200 E. Ferguson St., in downtown Tyler.

The court will consider re-plating two plots in Stallion Lake Ranch, near Lindale, as well as one in Emerald Bay, near Bullard. The court will also consider approving a final plat of a property in Hickory Harbor, near Flint.

Faith Harper will be in each of the meetings, tweeting as they progress. For updates as they are approved, follow @TMTFaith.


Recommended for you