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Curtis Seebeck

Thursday, December 11th, 2014

San Marcos commission recommends approval of 15-floor Concho Commons

WITH SLIDESHOW | If the city council grants developer Darren Casey’s request for a height warrant, the high-rise would likely be the tallest building so far along the Interstate 35 corridor between Austin and San Antonio.

Monday, December 1st, 2014

P&Z majority again in flux with upcoming appointments

Five residents have applied to fill a San Marcos Planning & Zoning Commission seat vacated last month following Jane Hughson’s election to the city council.

Wednesday, October 9th, 2013

San Marcos police probe P&Z meetings with developer

Writing a new chapter in the ongoing tale of Darren Casey’s miscarried Sessom Drive dream, the San Marcos Police Department is investigating whether planning and zoning commissioners violated the Texas Open Meetings Act when they met individually...

Wednesday, June 13th, 2012

Zelick’s gets six-month reprieve on bar permit

With just hours to spare before its conditional use permit to serve alcohol was set to expire, Zelick's Icehouse won a second six-month reprieve from the San Marcos Planning and Zoning Commission on Tuesday.

Wednesday, December 14th, 2011

Verbatim: P&Z commissioners on the Casey project

The San Marcos Planning & Zoning Commission on Tuesday deadlocked 4-4 on whether to approve a planned development district for San Antonio developer Darren Casey's proposed upscale apartment and retail project on Sessom Drive. P&Z commissioner weighed...

Thursday, October 7th, 2010

P&Z approves rezoning of small Buie Tract parcel

San Marcos Planning and Zoning commissioners approved a re-zoning of a small Buie Tract piece last week after that piece had been pulled from such consideration by the developers in May. One commissioner said it looked to...

Tuesday, October 5th, 2010

P&Z approves Windemere variance for narrow road

Planning and Zoning commissioners in San Marcos are allowing the developers of Windemere Ranch property by Spring Lake to build a narrower collector road than allowed by the city's land development code. Environmentalists and nearby residents opposed...

Friday, October 1st, 2010

P&Z again votes to postpone decision on Blanco Vista concept plan

For the second time in September, the San Marcos Planning and Zoning Commission voted to postpone a vote on changes to the Blanco Vista master plan, which would give developer Carma Texas more latitude for multi-family uses.

Thursday, September 16th, 2010

Carma seeks concept plan change for Blanco Vista

Carma Texas is attempting to change its concept plan for the Blanco Vista development to include more townhomes and multi-family units while moving mixed and industrial uses from the development's periphery. City officials aren't opposed, but they...

Monday, August 30th, 2010

P&Z approves conditional use permit for AA house

San Marcos Planning and Zoning commissioners again went against the city staff recommendation corning the Last House on the Block, a house on Smith Lane being used as a meeting place for Alcoholics Anonymous. The commission agreed...

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