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Tuesday, December 20th, 2011

Map: Planned Thorpe Lane development

Thorpe Lane may be on the cusp of reinvestment if developers follow through with plans for two new apartment projects totaling about 500 units with a touch of street-level retail. A third apartment development near Thorpe Lane, the 39-year-old Shalamar Apartments, is scheduled for a major renovation.

Tuesday, December 20th, 2011

Officials see hope for Thorpe Lane revival

Thorpe Lane, a once-bustling commercial corridor connecting Hopkins Street to Aquarena Springs Drive, has been on the decline for years with a nearly abandoned major shopping center on one end and a shuttered nursing home on the...

Monday, July 5th, 2010

County, city receive citation for joint parks

Hays County and the City of San Marcos have received recognition from the Texas Association of Counties and the Texas Municipal League for their cooperation in developing five jointly funded parks.

Sunday, May 2nd, 2010

Editorial: What's next for Springtown Center?

Despite attempts by City Hall to throw public funds at the re-development of Springtown Center, the process is playing out in the private sphere, like it's supposed to. We suggest that the city keep its hands off,...

Thursday, February 25th, 2010

Mayor plans session this Saturday on redevelopment, Alamo Drafthouse

San Marcos Mayor Susan Narvaiz will host a public forum on economic development, the redevelopment of Springtown Shopping Center and the Alamo Drafthouse proposal at 10 a.m. Saturday, February 27 a City Hall.

Monday, February 9th, 2009

Developers float plans for rebranding Springtown

The developers want to remake the property as Springtown Entertainment Center anchored by a movie theater with a bowling alley, sports bar and restaurants. The alternative is marketing the facility as a hub of second-tier discount retailers...