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Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

Hughson, Stanfield, Olson land pivotal P&Z appointments

The city council last night appointed Amy Stanfield and Brian Olson, both small business owners, and former council member Jane Hughson to fill three vacant seats on the influential San Marcos Planning & Zoning Commission.

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

New appointments could tilt P&Z majority

Three upcoming vacancies on the San Marcos Planning & Zoning Commission have the potential to transform the body’s prevailing politics after more than a decade firmly in the hands of pro-growth appointees.

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...

Friday, November 18th, 2011

Council clears way for largest subdivision in city’s history

MERCURY PRO | The San Marcos City Council on Tuesday all but finalized a deal that lays the ground work for a 3,450 home gated community intertwined with an 18-hole golf course.

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...

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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