San Marcos Mercury | Local News from San Marcos and Hays County, Texas

by BRAD ROLLINS

Averting a pitched battle in the weeks leading up to a city council election, a development partnership has withdrawn an application that laid the groundwork for a mid-rise apartment or condominium building on property adjoining city greenspace alongside the San Marcos River.

A holding company led by landowner Charles Meeks and Austin developer Marc Rankin applied for a “preferred scenario amendment” to the recently adopted Comprehensive Master Plan which would have allowed for an “high intensity zone” on seven acres between C.M. Allen Parkway and the river. Theirs was one of two amendment requests submitted under a new system that permits major development density changes to the comprehensive plan only twice a year, during one cycle in the fall and one in the spring.

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