The City of College Station is considering allowing neighborhoods to vote for a Restricted Occupancy Overlay or ROO, which would further limit the number of unrelated people who can share a home in that neighborhood. The Council is considering what percent of property owners would be necessary for a ROO to pass and what kind of grandfathering would be allowed to exist. Grandfathering refers to how a property was used before the ROO came into place. For more information on the ROO, please visit the City of College Station website.

Think Brazos interviewed four local residents to hear their opinions. Fred Dupriest interviewed with us as a representative of the College Station Association of Neighborhoods. Jeremy Osborne is a current College Station Planning and Zoning Commission Member. Elianor Vessali is a former College Station City Council Member. Leslie Donovan is a College Station homeowner. Some local residents believe the ROO will help with housing affordability, while others disagree. The full conversations are on the podcast episodes below.