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Wednesday, January 7th, 2015

Deadlocked San Marcos council throws 15-floor Concho Commons into uncertainty

Unable to muster a city council majority, developer Darren Casey was rebuffed Tuesday night in his request to add two floors to a residential high-rise he proposes to build between Texas State University and downtown San Marcos.

Wednesday, May 15th, 2013

Casey’s Sessom Drive landmark survives first P&Z hearing

Darren Casey’s latest attempt to win city support for a bar-raising luxury retail and residential complex on the northern edge of Texas State University averted sudden death at the San Marcos Planning & Zoning Commission on Tuesday.

Tuesday, May 14th, 2013

Video: Former mayor candidate arrested at City Hall

Former San Marcos mayor candidate Thom Prentice was arrested at San Marcos City Hall this evening after twice creating disturbances that forced Planning & Zoning commission to recess their meeting.

Thursday, November 29th, 2012

Feuding bar, B&B reach settlement agreement

The owners of Zelick's Icehouse have reached a settlement agreement with neighboring Crystal River Inn, bringing apparent closure to a dispute that threatened to shut down one of the city's most popular watering holes.

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...

Wednesday, December 14th, 2011

Facing angry citizens, P&Z deadlocks on Casey project

Facing droves of opposition, a split Planning & Zoning Commission late Tuesday night declined 4-4 to recommend approval of a zoning change a developer needs to build a $63 million luxury apartment complex across the street from...

Monday, November 7th, 2011

Five-story apartment building planned for Thorpe Lane

A developer says he will build a five-floor 174-unit apartment building on Thorpe Lane on the site of an abandoned nursing home in San Marcos.

Wednesday, May 19th, 2010

Controversial Hopkins Street rezoning fails to pass council on second try

In an encore appearance before the San Marcos City Council, a controversial rezoning request in the Heritage Historical District gained one vote and lost one vote, thus failing to pass by the same 4-3 margin it garnered...