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Wednesday, February 17th, 2016

Construction resumes on San Marcos mid-rise deserted by developer

More than a year after cascading problems brought the project to a standstill, construction has resumed on a 76-unit, 230-bedroom residential mid-rise on the northern edge of Texas State University.

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014

First shot fired in San Marcos mayoral election

More than two months before candidates can file for a place on the ballot, nursing home business manager Jonathan Sorenson said today he will run for mayor on a “smart growth” platform.

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

City looks to raise the bar with proposed apartment design standards

The city’s Planning and Development Services department will host an open house on Wednesday, April 30 on proposed design standards for new multi-family development in San Marcos.

Tuesday, June 18th, 2013

Sessom Drive development is DOA at San Marcos council

Darren Casey needs six of seven San Marcos City Council votes to approve a luxury shopping and housing complex he wants to build on Sessom Drive across from Texas State University. He doesn't have them.

Tuesday, August 28th, 2012

Updated: On eve of P&Z vote, Casey withdraws Sessom request

On the eve of what was to be a final drive for City Hall approval, San Antonio developer Darren Casey abruptly withdrew a package of requests related to the luxury student apartment complex he wanted to build...

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...

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.

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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