With all the work they do in the community, the Navasota George Washington Carver Alumni Association is adding another service: a commercial daycare.
Development Services Director Guadalupe Diosdado presented a zoning change from Mary Mable of the Association, to move from Public Use to Business for the old high school on LaSalle, so that a day care could actually be allowed. He said at the Planning and Zoning meeting on January 27th, most people just had general questions about the change, with a couple exceptions.
“Probably the main concern, as far as calls and questions at the hearing, revolved around if this zoning change would impact the Carver Schools tax exempt status. Mary Mable was at the meeting, and reaffirmed they have been inquiring about it, and do not see any issues,” said Diosdado. “As far as zoning goes, the appraisal district always lets us know that zoning does not impact property taxes, it is the actual use.”
Mary Mable was at the meeting as well, and said they want to continue being an asset to the community.
She reminded folks that anyone and everyone is welcome.
“So, in order to be an asset to our entire community…it is not a Black, White, Hispanic, or any other race. All races are welcome to Carver. Everyone wants to put this perception that Navasota is split, we are not split. We are one, unified community,” said Mable.
Diosdado did note that, should the daycare become an issue, then they can revert back to Public Use Zoning.
City Council approved that zoning change, to allow the creation of a Commercial Daycare at the Navasota George Washington Carver High School Building.