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Tuesday, August 21st, 2012

Brad Rollins’ Blog: Was development opposition much ado about nothing?

For all the anti-development sound and fury in the last year, the loyal opposition was unable to field a candidate against one of the most reliably pro-growth members of the San Marcos City Council.

Monday, July 30th, 2012

Construction permits total $77M in first half of year

The city of San Marcos issued permits for more than $77 million in commercial and residential construction and renovation during the first half of 2012.

Monday, July 30th, 2012

Sessom developer deploys carrots, sticks in bid for neighbors’ support

Developer Darren Casey has been meeting this summer with neighborhood opponents of his proposed luxury student apartments on Sessom Drive in an effort to negotiate a compromise to win some former foes' blessings.

Monday, July 23rd, 2012

Canadian developer has big plans for Centerpoint Road acreage

A Canadian company is asking the San Marcos City Council to create a public improvement district to help fund development of 495 acres on Centerpoint Road near the outlet malls.

Friday, April 13th, 2012

McDonald plans Wonder World Drive developments

Austin developer Robert McDonald plans to break ground within a month or so on more than 72,000 square feet of Class A retail and office space spread between two developments in San Marcos' Wonder World Drive medical...

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

Thorntons envision apartment development for Cape’s Camp

The owner of Cape's Camp, one of the largest San Marcos River-front properties in the city limits remaining in private owners' hands, is seeking to rezone part of his land from commercial to medium-density multi-family residential and...

Monday, February 27th, 2012

City may come to buyer’s table for downtown properties

The San Marcos City Council has its eyes on five prime downtown properties, four of which are owned by Hays County and one by the United States Postal Service.

Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

Council declines apartment moratorium in favor of redevelopment

Despite heightened unease about the number of apartments being built, the San Marcos City Council on Tuesday was cool toward the idea of a temporary moratorium being pushed by a residents' petition.

Monday, January 16th, 2012

Brad Rollins’ Blog: Introducing the Development Map

With the Development Map we are launching today, we hope to provide a resource that will be equally useful to those who develop, those who oppose development and everyone in between. The map as you see it...

Sunday, January 15th, 2012

Morris: No games to undermine petition opposing development

Backers of a controversial apartment and retail project between Sessom Drive and Sessom Creek say they will not take a page from other developers' playbook to thwart the will of neighboring property owners who have signed a...

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