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The San Marcos City Council meets at 6 p.m. today. The panel’s agenda includes:

  • A public hearing and possible vote on Lazy Oaks Ranch, a proposed residential subdivision on a 1,396-acre former ranch near San Marcos Baptist Academy and the Settlement and Fox Ridge subdivisions. The proposal would allow about 1,750 homes on 937 acres. The density amounts to two units per acre on the southeastern half and one unit per acre on the southwestern half. About 459 acres would be designated as conservation open space.
  • A public hearing on a neighbor’s appeal of Zelick’s Icehouse’s conditional use permit, granted last month by the planning and zoning commission.
  • Consideration of an agreement with Martin Marietta Materials Southwest Inc to lease water rights from the city for 1,000 acre-feet of Edwards Aquifer water for $220,000.
  • Consideration of a resolution supporting construction of a 228-unit multifamily apartment complex at 2903 Hunter Road. The developer needs the city’s blessing to qualify for incentives from the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.


» January 15, 2013 council agenda
» January 15, 2013 council packet

COVER PHOTO: The former Storey-Robinson Ranch, proposed to be developed as the Lazy Oaks Ranch subdivision, features a 200-foot-deep canyon as well as a cave. About 450 acres would be designated as conservation open space.

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One thought on “Live Feed: Lazy Oaks Ranch, Zelick’s permit council discussion

  1. Adding more housing means more cars on the road…..that means more road improvements where is that money coming from? Pick one housing project not both be sensible.

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