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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.

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010

P&Z delays 'SmartCode' approval until late July

After two dozen San Marcos residents spoke against quick adoption of form-based development codes Tuesday night, the Planning and Zoning Commission agreed to postpone advancing the issue to the city council until July 27.

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010

P&Z approves $122M plan for capital improvements

The Planning and Zoning Commission in San Marcos has approved a three-year capital improvement plan that would cost $122 million. To this point, the city has $44 million to cover the costs.

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

P&Z revisits Buie zoning, again approves change

A 12.88-acre portion of the Buie Tract development proposal, sent back to the planning and zoning commission Tuesday night, won approval from that body. Opponents of the change are counting on legal action to stop it.

Friday, April 30th, 2010

San Marcos council to consider Buie changes

A number of zoning changes on the Buie Tract will go before the San Marcos City Council next Tuesday night as the property owners seek to build multi-family housing over environmentally sensitive property.

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009

Armed Forces center going up in San Marcos

Houston-based construction firm Satterfield & Pontikes has begun building a United States military complex on 19 acres on the south side of Clovis Barker Road in San Marcos, less than a mile from Interstate-35. The San Marcos...

Thursday, July 16th, 2009

San Marcos P&Z keeps AA house open

Against advice from city staff, the San Marcos Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z) granted a conditional use permit allowing a house to stay open for regular and frequent Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meetings.

Tuesday, December 9th, 2008

Carma to try again in San Marcos

Carma Texas, which developed the ill-fated Blanco Vista residential project on the north end of San Marcos, has come back with an even more ambitious project for the south end.

Thursday, October 16th, 2008

New city planning arm emerges from staff changes, P&Z purge

It remains to be seen how the city will change the way it handles development, but the people making those calls are changing rapidly as City Manager Rick Menchaca shuffles the city staff while the Planning and...

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