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Matthew Lewis

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010

P&Z delays 'SmartCode' approval until late July

After two dozen San Marcos residents spoke against quick adoption of form-based development codes Tuesday night, the Planning and Zoning Commission agreed to postpone advancing the issue to the city council until July 27.

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010

P&Z approves $122M plan for capital improvements

The Planning and Zoning Commission in San Marcos has approved a three-year capital improvement plan that would cost $122 million. To this point, the city has $44 million to cover the costs.

Tuesday, June 15th, 2010

City nears adopting form-based downtown development codes

The San Marcos City Council will soon consider an ordinance to adopt form-based development codes for downtown and the surrounding neighborhoods. The city has released a draft form of the codes.

Thursday, June 3rd, 2010

Buie Tract development gets second council nod

A piece of the Buie Tract development that had to go through the re-zoning process for a second time received its second approval from the San Marcos City Council Tuesday night, after the developers scaled down their...

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010

Council again approves Buie tract rezoning amid petition intrigue

Good to the last drop, debate over development of the Buie tract roiled through another dramatic chapter on Tuesday night as the San Marcos City Council voted again to rezone a portion of the property. This followed...

Thursday, May 6th, 2010

Council gives rezoning approval for Buie tract

Developers who want to build a mixed-use project that includes 456 residential units on a forthcoming extension of Craddock Avenue cleared another hurdle on Tuesday when the San Marcos City Council approved a package of controversial rezoning...

Thursday, May 6th, 2010

City council approves Buie Tract changes

A standing-room crowd packed the San Marcos City Council chamber Tuesday night in opposition to proposed zoning changes to allow mixed use development on the Buie Tract. But the council voted, 4-3, to approve the changes on...

Tuesday, March 9th, 2010

P&Z to bring back Buie question in April

Still waiting on a geological report by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, the San Marcos Planning and Zoning Commission has postponed consideration of a mixed-use plan for the Buie tract until April.

Tuesday, March 9th, 2010

P&Z to bring back Buie question in April

Still waiting on a geological report by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, the San Marcos Planning and Zoning Commission has postponed consideration of a mixed-use plan for the Buie tract until April.

Friday, January 1st, 2010

City council approves Concho change

Against objections from a downtown parking advisory board, the San Marcos City Council recently approved an amended plan for the Concho Commons project that now calls for 39 residential units on the north edge of downtown.

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