Sketch of new condominium development planned for downtown, as seen from East San Antonio Street.
Approved in the same meeting as a downtown master plan that encourages more living spaces around the square, a recent expansion of San Marcos’ central business district clears the way for a condominium development on East San Antonio Street.
Austin developer Robert Hageman said he will build a three-floor building on a lot currently used for parking across a narrow alley from the historic Too Bitter Building, which anchors the square’s southeast corner. With parking on the ground floor, the building will have 14 units totaling 10,182 square feet, Hageman said.
Because the lot was previously zoned community commercial, which does not allow for residential units, Hageman requested that the central business district be expanded to his property. The planning and zoning commission unanimously approved the rezoning on July 8 and the city council followed suit earlier this month.Email | Print