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Friday, July 30th, 2010

Paso Robles developer seeks city tax incentive

MERCURY PRO | Arguing that the city is responsible for up to $30 million in infrastructure improvements for the proposed Paso Robles project, CARMA development wants the City of San Marcos to foot the bill with a tax increment financing zone. However, city staff said the developer is responsible for the improvements.

Sunday, May 2nd, 2010

Austin partnership purchases Springtown Target building [PRO]

The partnership that purchased the abandoned Target building at Springtown Center includes John Lewis, a partner in the Lamy-Springtown group that went into foreclosure on other portions of the Springtown property.

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009

Residential, 3 floors added to Concho Commons plan

A developer has cut retail and office space and added three floors of residential units to the Concho Commons building planned for a prime commercial tract situated between Texas State University and downtown San Marcos.

Thursday, November 5th, 2009

Kyle officials say they don’t need Seton employee housing program [PRO]

Kyle officials appear unlikely to copy a new city of San Marcos program that offers homebuyers' down payment assistance to employees of Seton Medical Center Hays who relocate here from elsewhere.

Monday, November 2nd, 2009

San Marcos expands home loan program to Seton employees [PRO]

Seeking to capitalize on Seton Medical Center Hays' opening last month in Kyle, San Marcos city leaders have expanded a forgivable home loan program to include employees of the hospital who earn at least $40,000 a year.

Tuesday, September 29th, 2009

Kyle celebrates Seton Hospital opening [PRO]

In the midst of difficult times for Kyle, the city celebrated its hope for the future on Sept. 20 with the opening ceremony for the new Seton Medical Center.

Monday, June 22nd, 2009

Council approves $49 million in bonding

The San Marcos City Council approved $49 million in bond issues last week, mostly to address infrastructure projects throughout the city.

Thursday, December 18th, 2008

San Marcos awards incentives for HEB warehouse expansion [PRO]

STAFF REPORT The San Marcos City Council has approved economic development incentives of $1.35 million over a 20 year period in support of a multi-million dollar expansion of HEB’s distribution warehouse facilities and the creation of 320...

Thursday, September 18th, 2008

Major retail project approved for prime downtown tract

City leaders have given conceptual approval to a commercial development at Guadalupe and Concho streets in what could be the first new downtown construction in decades.

Tuesday, April 29th, 2008

City, county hammer out deal to widen McCarty [PRO]

McCarty Lane -- the narrow, rutted main approach to a new high school that opened last year -- will be widened to four- and five- lanes within 21 months with a deal reached today between Hays County...

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