The San Marcos City Council has settled on Tuesday at 8 a.m. for a special meeting to take a second and final reading for an extension for the developers of the Purgatory Creek Apartments to gain Texas Department of Transportation approval for road improvements.
The council voted, 4-3, earlier this month to grant the approval on first reading. The item had been placed on the council as an emergency measure, meaning the council could have passed it in one reading with five votes. Because the council approved the extension by only a simple majority, a second meeting before a Sept. 30 deadline is needed to pass the measure.
San Marcos Mayor Susan Narvaiz, ailing from shoulder surgery, sat out all of the Sept. 15 meeting except for that item. Her vote in favor of the extension gave it the majority approval needed to pass first reading.
The council voted, 4-3, in March to grant a zoning change to multi-family (MF-18) from general commercial (GC) so Larry Peel & Company and ETR Consulting could build apartments on 22.5 acres near Hunter Road and Wonder World Drive. The council had voted against the change, 4-2, the month previous.
However, approval of the change was contingent on the developers securing approval from the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) for the location of a curb cut onto Hunter Road and the construction plans for a center turn lane and a deceleration lane on Hunter Road by Sept. 30.
In August, the developers told the city they would not be able to meet that deadline. So, the council is trying to grant a further extension until next June 30, which would be affirmed with a vote in its favor Tuesday morning.Email | Print