The proposed Windemere project, a huge housing development that wants to locate on an incredibly environmentally sensitive area above sink creek in the flood plain off of Limekiln Road, is requesting two plait variances from the San Marcos Planning & Zoning Commission. The Commission is seeking public comment. E-mails & letters that are submitted today will be including in the packet for the commissioners. The meeting is Tues., August 12, in the City Council Chambers at City Hall at 6pm and the public is invited. E-mails can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
The land has already been annexed into the city & the city requires a subdivision of 75 lots or more to have more than one access road into it. The current proposal is to have only one access road that will still be in the floodplain. Guaranteed to cause problems to cause traffic problems down the road. And sidewalks are also required for safe pedestrian traffic in a development of this size. The proposed Windemere project is asking for variance for both of these requirements.
Why did they get annexed into the City if they don’t want to follow the rules of the City?
The citizen survey available on the City of San Marcos website shows that we are very concerned about environmental issues, especially anything that could effect the river adversely.
If these out-of-town developers are already saying they don’t want to go by the rules, then we should proceed cautiously since we are the ones who have to live with the consequences.
The other issue for us taxpayers to consider, is how much it is going to cost to provide services to this area.
E-mail or send your letters in today! Or plan to attend the meeting.