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Friday, January 3rd, 2014

‘Citizen extraordinaire’ Pat Murdock honored for tireless volunteerism

Pat Murdock — dubbed San Marcos’ “citizen extraordinaire” — is honored by Mayor Daniel Guerrero and friends from the many civic organizations to which she contributes as a volunteer and mentor.

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, 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 15th, 2010

City council tries to pass building height ordinance

The San Marcos City Council couldn't pass an emergency ordinance Tuesday night that would immediately restrict building heights downtown to 45 feet or four stories. When a temporary ordinance calling for those limits expired in 2008, no...

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...

Friday, October 1st, 2010

P&Z again votes to postpone decision on Blanco Vista concept plan

For the second time in September, the San Marcos Planning and Zoning Commission voted to postpone a vote on changes to the Blanco Vista master plan, which would give developer Carma Texas more latitude for multi-family uses.

Thursday, August 12th, 2010

P&Z gives approval to Paso Robles community

Despite disapproval expressed by citizens and Planning and Zoning Chair Sherwood Bishop, the proposed Paso Robles community received a go-ahead from the San Marcos Planning and Zoning Commission on Tuesday night.

Wednesday, August 11th, 2010

P&Z approves Paso Robles development agreement with TIRZ provisions

MERCURY PRO | The San Marcos Planning and Zoning Commission approved a development agreement for Carma Development to build its proposed Paso Robles project Tuesday night. The development now moves on to the San Marcos City Council,...

Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010

SmartCode still in the air as P&Z holds out for time

San Marcos city staffers continue to defend the proposed SmartCode for downtown in the face of skepticism from developers and citizens. Meanwhile, the Planning and Zoning Commission, caught in the middle, wants to wait until the agenda...

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