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Matthew Lewis

Thursday, September 26th, 2013

Meeks withdraws application for mid-rise near river [PRO]

Averting a pitched battle in the weeks leading up to a city council election, a development partnership has withdrawn an application that laid the groundwork for a mid-rise apartment or condominium building on property adjoining city greenspace alongside the San Marcos River.

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

Franks retiring as Main Street manager

Kelly Franks, who has administrated the city's Main Street program for 25 years and co-founded the annual Sights and Sounds of Christmas festival, is retiring.

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013

Weeks after unanimous OK, council tables H-E-B proposal

Ignoring a developer’s plea that delay could endanger his deal to sell land to H-E-B for a new store on McCarty Lane, the San Marcos City Council on Tuesday voted to table an ordinance that they approved...

Wednesday, November 21st, 2012

Video: Lively debate over San Marcos comprehensive plan

San Marcos business people on Nov. 20 called on the city council to reject a recommendation to further limit development in the Edwards Aquifer Recharge Zone and to seek input from the private sector in crafting the...

Tuesday, November 20th, 2012

Business leaders line up against tightening density regs

San Marcos business leaders are rallying against a proposed addition to the city's comprehensive plan that would cut in half the number of new homes that could be built in western parts of the city that sit...

Friday, April 20th, 2012

Saturday workshops will help shape San Marcos’ masterplan

How will we keep San Marcos a vibrant and livable city? How do you want San Marcos to grow?

Monday, February 27th, 2012

City may come to buyer’s table for downtown properties

The San Marcos City Council has its eyes on five prime downtown properties, four of which are owned by Hays County and one by the United States Postal Service.

Wednesday, January 18th, 2012

City sets sessions on downtown architectural standards

The City of San Marcos will hold public meetings to discuss adding architectural standards to the downtown development code on Wednesday, Jan. 25 from 1:30-2:30 p.m. and from 7-8 p.m. in the new second floor meeting room...

Wednesday, January 4th, 2012

City commits downtown tax revenue to redevelopment

The city of San Marcos and Hays County have laid the groundwork to redevelop the former Hays County Justice Center and pay for other big-ticket capital projects anticipated downtown, including a planned commuter rail station.

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.

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