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Matthew Lewis

Monday, October 24th, 2011

City permit center open house this week

The City of San Marcos will host a Development Open House for the public on Tuesday, Oct. 25 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the newly remodeled Permit Center.

Wednesday, October 12th, 2011

City seeks public input on SmartCode architectural standards

The City of San Marcos will hold the first of a series of public meetings to discuss adding architectural standards to the downtown development code on Tuesday, Oct. 18 from 1:30-2:30 p.m. and from 7-8 p.m. at...

Monday, August 29th, 2011

City wants master plan input through ‘crowdsourcing’ website

The city of San Marcos has rolled out an interactive website to gain input from residents for the creation of a new master plan for the city. The city will use this website to gather input.

Monday, February 7th, 2011

Public invited to nominate capital improvement projects

San Marcos residents will have an opportunity to comment on future major infrastructure projects during a public meeting for the 2012-2017 Capital Improvements Program at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 10 at the Activity Center, 501 E....

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...

Monday, December 6th, 2010

City studies new regs for residential wind, solar

San Marcos city officials are attempting to encourage the installation of private solar panels and wind turbines with new regulations. People who install such devices could sell surplus power back to the city and other electricity providers.

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...

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...

Wednesday, July 21st, 2010

Lewis to appear on Point/Counterpoint

Matthew Lewis, the City of San Marcos Assistant Developer of Development Services, will join Scott Gregson and Bill Peterson Wednesday on Point/Counterpoint San Marcos over The phone number to call into the show is (512) 754-0084.

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