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Posted on: September 12, 2021

SMFD Remembers 9/11/21

911 Stair climb (1)

On Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021, the City of San Marcos and the San Marcos Fire Department hosted two events commemorating the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. The events include a public flag raising ceremony, followed by a memorial stair clim...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: April 22, 2021

Dirt was Turned at the Station #6 Groundbreaking

Sta 6 Dirt Turn

It's not a secret that San Marcos is a growing community. San Marcos Fire Department is proud to be adding Station #6 in order to provide fire services and staffing to help us cover this growth. This new station will be part of the TRACE communit...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: April 21, 2021

Station #2 Grand Opening & Engine #2 Push-In Ceremony was fun for all!

Uncoupling the Hose

Thank you to all that joined us as we celebrated the opening of the City’s newest fire station. This new station is located at 205 Flint Ridge Rd. Fire Station #2 replaced the existing Fire Station #2, located at the corner of Academy and Holland...

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Posted on: April 16, 2021

Texas Fire Chiefs Association Honors SMFD Members

NF- SMFD Awards

Two members of the San Marcos Fire Department were honored with awards from the Texas Fire Chiefs Association. The awards were presented on April 6, 2021, as part of the Texas Fire Chiefs Association Annual Conference in College Station, TX.

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Texas Fire Chiefs Association Fire Department News
Posted on: March 9, 2021

City Fire Marshal Receives Designation from Commission on Professional Credentialing

Kistner

Last month, City of San Marcos Fire Marshal Kelly Kistner became one of only 198 people worldwide to receive the official Fire Marshal designation from the Commission on Professional Credentialing.

 

The designation program recognizes career excell...

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Posted on: January 22, 2021

Assistant Chief Rick Rowell Retires

Chief Rowell Retires 01-22-21

Rick joined the San Marcos Fire Department in August 1986 as a firefighter trainee and has promoted thru the ranks of Engineer in 1989, Lieutenant in 1994, Captain in 2005, Battalion Chief in 2007 to his current position, Assistant Chief, which he has hel...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: January 21, 2021

SMFD held a soft Grand Opening for Station #2

Full Station 1

San Marcos Fire Department hosted a small, socially-distanced grand opening ceremony on Wednesday, December 30, 2020. This ceremonially marked the opening of its newest fire station #2.  This station is located off Ranch Road 12 in the La Cima ne...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: December 20, 2019

Turning Dirt for new Station #2

Shovel Ceremony

The City of San Marcos and San Marcos Fire Department is moving forward on replacing and relocating Fire Station 2.

The current station #2 was built in the 1950s and is located at Academy Street. The new station will move to Wonder World Drive and Ranch Ro...

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KXAN News Story on the Groundbreaking Fire Department News

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Posted on: December 29, 2021

JANUARY VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

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Join Keep San Marcos Beautiful at one (or a few) of the volunteer events happening in January!

EVERY Wednesday: Downtown Clean Up

                Where: meet at the San Marcos Chamber of Commerce (202 CM Allen at Hutchison)

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Learn more about #KeepSMTXBeautiful... Garbage / Recycling

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Posted on: March 11, 2021

SEEKING PUBLIC COMMENTS ON CDBG -MITIGATION ACTION PLAN UPDATE 2021

A proposed amendment to the CDBG-MIT Action Plan is scheduled for April 2021.  The proposed amendment focuses on designation of specific projects and budgets for a portion of the overall $24 million in funding. Community engagement activities rel...

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Planning & Development Services
Posted on: August 30, 2019

Notice of Demolition Review - 221 North Street

The Planning & Development Services Office received a demolition application for the carport at 221 North Street (Permit 2019-29699). The application is subject to the emergency demolition delay ordinance (Ordinance 2019-19) as the carport is part of ...

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Planning & Development Services
Posted on: June 28, 2018

New Accessory Dwelling Unit Guide Posted Online

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The City’s Planning and Development Services Department has developed a comprehensive guide on Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs), or secondary living spaces constructed on single family lots, that is available online at www.sanmarcostx.gov/adu.

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Planning & Development Services
Posted on: April 19, 2018

City Council Approves New San Marcos Development Code

San Marcos Planning and Development

“This is a day of celebration! Our new code has been in the works for four years, combining the efforts of City planners, citizens and stakeholders in a collaborative and transparent process involving numerous public meetings and presentations,” said Mayo...

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Planning & Development Services
Posted on: November 15, 2017

2018 Preferred Scenario Amendment Schedule Available

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The schedule for the 2018 Spring Preferred Scenario Amendment Process may be found HERE. The application deadline for this twice-per-year process is January 8, 2018. All applications for amendment to the Preferred Scenario Map may be made online at www.my...

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Posted on: January 6, 2022

AN-22-01 (1601 E McCarty Annexation)

Annexation of a 105.41 +/- acre tract of land out of the Cyrus Wickson Survey, Abstract 474, in Hays County, Texas, generally located due north of the Rattler Rd and E McCarty Ln intersection and commonly known as 1601 E McCarty Ln. To track this case, cl...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: December 15, 2021

ZC-22-02 (1601 E McCarty FD to LI)

The Planning and Zoning Commission will hold a public hearing via hybrid, in-person / virtual, meeting at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 11, 2022, and the City Council will hold a public hearing via hybrid, in-person / virtual, meeting at 6:00 p.m. on Tues...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: December 15, 2021

ZC-22-01 (1601 E McCarty FD to CD-1)

The Planning and Zoning Commission will hold a public hearing via hybrid, in-person / virtual, meeting at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 11, 2022, and the City Council will hold a public hearing via hybrid, in-person / virtual, meeting at 6:00 p.m. on Tues...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: December 7, 2021

AN-22-05 (Centerpoint Commons Annexation)

Annexation of a 2.57 acre +/- acre tract of land out of the Edward Burleson Survey, Abstract 63, in San Marcos, Hays County, Texas, generally located on Centerpoint Rd approximately 340' northwest of the intersection between Centerpoint Rd and Gr...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: November 22, 2021

ZC-21-27 Lockhart Infill Project (Updated Neighborhood Meeting Date)

A Zoning Change Application from  Duplex "D" to  Neighborhood Density - 3 "ND-3" has been submitted by A. Nance on behalf of Ryan Bragg, for approximately 0.294 acres, described as Lot 46 in the AM Ramsay Subdivision,...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: November 22, 2021

ZC-21-26 (Centerpoint Commons)

A Zoning Change Application from “PA” Planning Area and “FD” Future Development to “CD-5” Character District-5 has been submitted by Centerpoint Commons, LLC, for approximately 70.89 acres, more ...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: November 19, 2021

140 South Guadalupe Street Demolition Request (#2021-38575)

The Planning & Development Services Office received a demolition application for the building located at 140 South Guadalupe Street; see photos below. The building was evaluated with a Medium preservation priority in the My Historic SMTX historic reso...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: November 17, 2021

ZC-21-21 (3030 and 3036 Hwy 123 / Hwy 123 Retail Center)

The Planning and Zoning Commission will hold a public hearing via hybrid, in-person / virtual, meeting at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 14, 2021, and the City Council will hold a public hearing via hybrid, in-person / virtual, meeting at 6:00 p.m. on Tue...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: November 17, 2021

AN-21-10 (HWY 123 Retail Annexation)

Annexation of a 3.60 acre +/- acre tract of land out of the Cyrus Wickson Survey, Abstract 474, in Hays County, Texas, generally located at the northwest corner of the Hwy 123 and Clovis Barker Rd intersection and commonly known as 3030 and 3036 Hwy 123. ...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: November 16, 2021

AN-21-06 (5900 Block S IH-35 Annexation)

Annexation of a 2.1 acre +/- tract of land out of the Samuel Craft League, Abstract No. 89 in Hays County, Texas, generally located in the 5900 Block of South IH-35. To track this case, click the following link: AN-21-06. The annexation schedule for the a...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: October 25, 2021

ZC-21-21 (3030 and 3036 Hwy 123 / Hwy 123 Retail Center)

The Planning and Zoning Commission will hold a public hearing via hybrid, in-person / virtual, meeting at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 9, 2021, and the City Council will hold a public hearing via hybrid, in-person / virtual, meeting at 6:00 p.m. on Tues...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: October 11, 2021

PDD-16-01(A) HEB Planned Development District Extension (THIS APPLICATION HAS BEEN WITHDRAWN)

A Planned Development District (PDD) amendment request application has been submitted to extend the development rights time period within the HEB Planned Development District, by Taylor Dawson, Pape-Dawson Engineers, on behalf of Kathy Strimple, HEB, for ...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: October 6, 2021

1250 Wonder World Drive GC to CD-5 (ZC-21-22)

A Zoning Change Application from  "General Commercial"  (GC) to  "Character District-5" (CD-5)  has been submitted by Long View Equity, LLC, on behalf of Texas Cinema Corp for approximately 12.75 acr...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: October 1, 2021

AN-21-08 (La Cima Multifamily Annexation)

Annexation of a 21.31 acre +/- acre tract of land out of the John Williams Survey, Abstract 490, in Hays County, Texas, generally located at the northwest corner of the W. Centerpoint Rd and Flint Ridge Rd intersection. To track this case, click the follo...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: September 30, 2021

TMP-21-01 (City Initiated Transportation Plan Amendments)

The City of San Marcos is initiating various modifications to Thoroughfare Plan road alignments and Bicycle facilities classifications within the Transportation Master Plan. The request will be presented as a discussion item to the City Council on October...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: September 23, 2021

ZC-21-17 (5900 Block S IH-35 Zoning: FD and AR to HC)

The Planning and Zoning Commission will hold a public hearing via hybrid, in-person / virtual, meeting at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 9, 2021, and the City Council will hold a public hearing via hybrid, in-person / virtual, meeting at 6:00 p.m. on Tues...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: September 23, 2021

AN-21-06 (5900 Block S IH-35 Annexation)

Annexation of a 2.1 acre +/- tract of land out of the Samuel Craft League, Abstract No. 89 in Hays County, Texas, generally located in the 5900 Block of South IH-35. To track this case, click the following link: AN-21-06. The annexation schedule for the a...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: September 8, 2021

ZC-21-18 (La Cima Multifamily)

The Planning and Zoning Commission will hold a public hearing via hybrid, in-person / virtual, meeting at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 28, 2021, and the City Council will hold a public hearing via hybrid, in-person / virtual, meeting at 6:00 p.m. on Tu...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: September 8, 2021

Proposed Land Development Code Amendments

The San Marcos Planning and Zoning Commission will conduct a public hearing via a hybrid in person and virtual meeting to consider a recommendation to the City Council regarding text amendments to the San Marcos Development Code, that would implement chan...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: September 8, 2021

ZC-21-20 (San Marcos Commerce Center Zoning)

A Zoning Change Application from “FD” Future Development to “LI” Light Industrial has been submitted by Killen, Griffin & Farrimond, LLC on behalf of Jaster Edmund Hays County Partnership and Julian Perez & ...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: September 7, 2021

AN-21-07 (SH 123 & WW Annexation)

Annexation of a 22.58 acre +/- acre tract of land out of the Barnett O. Kane Survey, Abstract 281 and the Juan M. Veramendi Survey, Abstract 17, in Hays County, Texas, generally located at the northwest corner of the Wonder World Dr and Hwy 123 intersecti...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: August 23, 2021

AN-21-04 (La Cima Amenity Center Annexation)

Annexation of an 8.704 acre +/- acre tract of land out of the J. Williams Survey, Abstract 490 and the W. Smithson Survey, Abstract 419, in Hays County, Texas, generally located at the northwest corner of the W. Centerpoint Rd. and Central Park Loop inter...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: August 20, 2021

133 South LBJ Drive Partial Demolition Request (#2021-37357)

The Planning & Development Services Office received an application for a partial demolition of a portion of the building at the rear of the building, the removal of the aluminum slipcover on the front façade of the building, and the demolit...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: August 19, 2021

ZC-21-19 Smith Lane (THIS APPLICATION HAS BEEN WITHDRAWN)

A Zoning Change Application from “SF-6” Single Family-6 to “ND-3.5”  Neighborhood Density - 3.5 has been submitted by Keepers Land Planning for approximately 2 acres, more or less, out of the J.M Veramendi ...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: August 5, 2021

ZC-21-16 (SH 123 & Wonder World Zoning)

A Zoning Change Application from “FD” Future Development to “EC” Employment Center has been submitted by C&G Development, for approximately 22.58 acres, more or less, out of the Barnett O. Kane Survey, ...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: July 23, 2021

ZC-21-10 (La Cima Amenity Center Zoning)

A Zoning Change Application from “FD” Future Development to “SF-4.5” Single-Family - 4.5 has been submitted by LCSM Ph 3, LLC for approximately 7.77 acres, more or less, described as Lot 1, Block A, La Cima Amenity ...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: June 30, 2021

AN-21-05 (Whisper South Annexation)

Annexation of a 390.25 +/-  acre tract of land out of the J. Miner Survey, Abstract 321, the J. Veramendi Survey, Abstract 17, and  the T.G. McGehee Survey, Abstract 11 , Hays County, Texas, generally located between Harris Hill Road and ...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: June 17, 2021

ZC-21-11 (Lively Ln CD-4)

A Zoning Change Application from “GC” General Commercial to “CD-4” Character District 4 has been submitted by John David Carson, on behalf of LVLYLN, LLC, for approximately 0.98 acres, more or less, out of ...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: June 14, 2021

Whisper South FD to EC (East of Harris Hill Rd) (ZC-21-15)

A Zoning Change Application from  Future Development “FD” to Employment Center "EC”  has been submitted by Harris Hill Commercial Land Holdings Ltd, for approximately 16.09 acres, more or less, out of t...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: June 14, 2021

Whisper South FD to EC (West of Harris Hill Rd) (ZC-21-14)

A Zoning Change Application from  Future Development “FD” to Employment “EC” has been submitted by Harris Hill Commercial Land  Holdings Ltd, for approximately 72.06 acres, more or less, out of the...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: June 14, 2021

Whisper South FD to CD-4 (ZC-21-13)

A Zoning Change Application from  Future Development “FD” to Character District 3 “CD-4” has been submitted by Harris Hill Commercial Land Holdings Ltd, for approximately 34.13 acres, more or less, out of t...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: June 14, 2021

Whisper South FD to CD-3 (ZC-21-12)

A Zoning Change Application from  Future Development “FD” to Character District 3   “CD-3” has been submitted by Harris Hill Residential Land  Holdings Ltd, for approximately 363.72 acres,...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: May 20, 2021

CUP-21-15 (North Street Student Housing)

A Conditional Use Permit request for Purpose-Built Student Housing has been submitted by Michele Rogerson Lynch, on behalf of the Hutchison Family Trust and 410 North Street LLC for for 410 North Street and 420 North Street. This property is located withi...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: May 20, 2021

ZC-21-09 (North Street Student Housing)

A Zoning Change Application from Multifamily “MR-24” to Character District 5 Downtown“CD-5D” has been submitted by Michele Rogerson Lynch, on behalf of the Hutchison Family Trust, for approximately 0.328 acres consi...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: May 17, 2021

AN-21-03 (parcHAUS)

Annexation of a 21.73+/- acre tract of land out of the Edward Burleson Survey, Abstract No. 63, in Hays County, Texas, generally located 1,500’ west of the Centerpoint Rd. and Center Point Ct. intersection. To track this case, click the followin...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: May 5, 2021

Proposed Land Development Code Amendments

The San Marcos Planning and Zoning Commission and will conduct a virtual public hearing and consider a recommendation to the City Council regarding text amendments to the San Marcos Development Code, that, among other things, would address typographical a...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: April 20, 2021

ZC-21-08 (parcHAUS at Centerpoint CD-4)

A Zoning Change Application from General Commercial “GC” and Future Development “FD” to Character District 5 “CD-4” has been submitted by LJA Engineering, Inc, on behalf of Lowman Ranch, Ltd, for...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: April 20, 2021

ZC-21-07 (parcHAUS at Centerpoint CD-5)

A Zoning Change Application from General Commercial “GC” and Future Development “FD” to Character District 5 “CD-5” has been submitted by LJA Engineering, Inc, on behalf of Lowman Ranch,...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: April 20, 2021

ZC-21-06 (parcHAUS at Centerpoint CD-1)

A Zoning Change Application from Future Development “FD” to Character District 1 “CD-1” has been submitted by LJA Engineering, Inc, on behalf of Lowman Ranch, Ltd, for approximately 10.19 acres, more or less, out of the Edward Burleson Survey, Abstract No...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: April 16, 2021

AN-20-10 (Legacy Square Annexation)

Annexation of a 23.2 +/- acre tract of land out of the Barnett O. Kane Survey, Abstract No. 281, in Hays County, Texas, generally located at the northeast corner of Redwood Road and South Old Bastrop Highway. To track this case, click the following link: ...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: April 14, 2021

AN-21-01 (La Cima Fire Station Subdivision)

Annexation of a 7.024 +/- acres of John Williams Survey, Abstract 490, generally located at the intersection of West Centerpoint Road and Flint Ridge Road, described as Lot 1 and Lot 2, La Cima Fire Station Subdivision. To track this case, click the follo...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: March 12, 2021

ZC-20-25 (Legacy Square Senior Living FD to CD-5 Zoning)

A Zoning Change Application from Future Development “FD” to Character District-5 “CD-5” has been submitted by Jeffrey L. Kittle, Kittle Property Group, Inc., on behalf of James Smith Jr., Smithco Redwood, LLC, for a...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: February 26, 2021

ZC-21-03 (Blanco Riverwalk Multifamily MU to CD-5)

A Zoning Change Application from Mixed Use “MU” to Character District 5 “CD-5” has been submitted by Cuatro Consultants, Ltd, on behalf of BR 2020 Land Bk, LLC, for approximately 21.22 acres described as Lot 1B, Blo...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: February 25, 2021

AN-20-09 (Rattler Storage Annexation)

Annexation of a 3.62 +/- acre tract of land out of the Rebecca Brown Survey, Abstract No. 46, Hays County, Texas, generally located on Rattler Road between Old Bastrop Highway and Highway 123 at 2835 Rattler Road. To track this case click on the following...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: February 9, 2021

PDD-16-02(A) Holt Tract PDD Extension

A PDD amendment request application has been submitted to extend the development rights time period within the Holt Tract, comprised of 4.78 acres, more or less, out of the J.M. Veramendi Survey No. 2, Abstract No. 17, Hays County, Texas, generally locate...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: January 13, 2021

ZC-21-01 (Sendero at Centerpoint CD-5) - POSTPONED BY THE APPLICANT UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

A Zoning Change Application from Future Development “FD” to Character District 5 “CD-5” has been submitted by Teresa A. Shell, on behalf of Mark B. Randolph, for approximately 6.698 acres, more or less, out of the E...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: January 7, 2021

Proposed Land Development Code and Design Manual Amendments

The San Marcos Planning and Zoning Commission and will conduct a virtual public hearing and consider a recommendation to the City Council regarding text amendments to Chapters 3 and 4 of the San Marcos Development Code and to Appendix A, Article 1 of the ...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: December 16, 2020

3603 Hunter Road (#2020-34068)

The Planning & Development Services Office received a demolition application for buildings located at 3603 Hunter Road (#2020-34068). It appears that many of the buildings are older than 80 years of age. Therefore, the application is subject to the de...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: December 15, 2020

ZC-20-26 (Blanco Riverwalk CC to HC Zoning Change)

A Zoning Change Application from Community Commercial “CC” to Heavy Commercial “HC” has been submitted by Hermann Vigil, on behalf of Robert W. McDonald, for approximately 15.2331 acres, more or less, out of Lot 1, ...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: November 23, 2020

Proposed Land Development Code amendments to LDC 7.2.4 (Landscaping Installation and Maintenance) an

The San Marcos Planning and Zoning Commission will conduct a virtual public hearing on proposed Land Development Code amendments to sections 7.2.4 (Landscaping Installation and Maintenance) and 8.1 (Definitions) to include the following: limitations on tu...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: November 4, 2020

AN-20-12 (Picoma Annexation)

Annexation of a 33 +/- acre tract of land out of the Barnett O. Kane Survey, Abstract No. 281, in Hays County, Texas, and being Lot 1, of the R&R Subdivision, Section 2, generally located in the 2400 Block of Hwy 123. To track this case, click the fol...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: September 23, 2020

ZC-20-23

A Zoning Change Application from Future Development “FD” to Character District-2.5 “CD-2.5” has been submitted by Chris Weigand on behalf of Vantage San Marcos, for approximately 12.43 acres, more or less, out of th...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: September 22, 2020

ZC-20-24 (Picoma)

A Zoning Change Application from Future Development “FD” to Character District-5 “CD-5” has been submitted by Ed Theriot, Doucet and Associates, Inc., on behalf of Jaime J. Russek Martinez, for approximately 31.24 a...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: August 26, 2020

ZC-20-12 (Steen Road)

A Zoning Change Application from Future Development (FD) to Single Family (SF-6) has been submitted by Mike Siefert, on behalf of Lookout Partners, L.P., for approximately 12.99 acres out of the J.W. Berry Survey, located near the intersection of N LBJ Dr...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: August 10, 2020

AN-20-08 (La Cima, Phase 2)

Annexation of a 89.694 +/- acres of John Williams Survey, Abstract 490, and William Smithson Survey, Abstract 419, Hays County, generally located west of the intersection of Old Ranch Road 12 and Wonder World Drive. To track this case, click the following...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: July 20, 2020

ZC-20-20 (The Mayan, Character District-3)

A Zoning Change Application from Future Development “FD” to Character District-3 “CD-3” has been submitted by Todd Burek, on behalf of The Mayan at San Marcos River LLC, for approximately 220.023 acres, more or less...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: July 20, 2020

ZC-20-19 (The Mayan, Character District-4)

A Zoning Change Application from Future Development “FD” to Character District-4 “CD-4” has been submitted by Todd Burek, on behalf of The Mayan at San Marcos River LLC, for approximately 73.853 acres, more or less,...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: July 20, 2020

ZC-20-18 (The Mayan, Character District-5)

A Zoning Change Application from Future Development “FD” to Character District-5 “CD-5” has been submitted by Todd Burek, on behalf of The Mayan at San Marcos River LLC, for approximately 42.872 acres, more or less,...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: July 20, 2020

ZC-20-17 (The Mayan, Light Industrial)

A Zoning Change Application from Future Development “FD” to Light Industrial “LI” has been submitted by Todd Burek, on behalf of The Mayan at San Marcos River LLC, for approximately 38.019 acres, more or less, out o...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: July 16, 2020

AN-20-06 (Lantana on Bastrop) and AN-20-07 (Redwood 3)

  • AN-20-06 (Lantana on Bastrop) Annexation of 10.1073 +/- acres out of the Cyrus Wickson Survey, Abstract No. 474, Hays County, generally located at South Old Bastrop Highway and Rattler Road. To track this case, click the following link: AN-20-06
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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: June 30, 2020

ZC-20-14 (101 & 103 Lockhart Street)

A Zoning Change Application from Duplex (D) to Neighborhood Density 3 (ND-3) has been submitted by Andrew Nance, on behalf of Ryan Bragg, for approximately .2938 acres consisting of lot 46 of the A.M. Ramsay Subdivision, Located at 101 & 103 Lockhart ...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: June 16, 2020

ZC-20-15 (La Cima, Phase 2)

A Zoning Change Application from Future Development “FD” to Single Family – 4.5 “SF-4.5” has been submitted by Natural Development Austin, LLC  on behalf of LCSM Ph 2, LLC for approximately 89.694...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: June 3, 2020

ZC-20-10

A Zoning Change Application from Future Development (FD)” to Medium Intensity Planning Area has been submitted by Ed Theriot on behalf of McCoy Family Partnership One and Two, for approximately 109 acres out of the Barnett O. Kane, Cyrus Wickson...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: May 15, 2020

ZC-20-11 (Lantana on Bastrop)

A Zoning Change Application from Future Development “FD” to Character District-5 “CD-5” has been submitted by David Richardson, on behalf of Mark Tolley, Rattler Road Land Partners LLC, for approximately 10 acres, m...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: May 15, 2020

ZC-20-13 (Redwood 3)

A Zoning Change Application from Future Development “FD” to Single Family-6 “SF-6” has been submitted by James Ingalls, on behalf of Jim Smith, Smith Co. Redwood LLC, for approximately 80 acres, more or less, out of...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: May 1, 2020

AN-20-04 (Centerpoint) and AN-20-05 (Palace Way)

  • AN-20-04 (Centerpoint Annexation) Annexation of 9.160 +/- acres out of the Edward Burleson Survey No. 18, Abstract No. 63, Hays County, generally located generally located in the 400 Block of Centerpoint Road. To track this case, click the following link:...
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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: April 6, 2020

ZC-20-04 (Mystic Canyon Update)

A Zoning Change Application from “FD” Future Development, “CC” Community Commercial, and “P” Public and Institutional to “SF-6” Single Family has been submitted by Bill E. Cou...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: March 30, 2020

ZC-20-09 (724 Valley St.)

A Zoning Change Application from Single Family – 6 “SF-6” to Neighborhood District 3 (ND-3) has been submitted by Al Carroll on behalf of Marel and Rosa Alvarado, for approximately .34 acres out of the B. W. Breeding Addition...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: March 25, 2020

PSA-20-02 (River Bend Ranch PSA)

A Preferred Scenario Map Amendment application from “Area of Stability-Low Intensity” to “Growth Area-Medium Intensity” has been submitted for approximately 1,142 acres, more or less, out of the William West Survey ...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: March 24, 2020

ZC-20-08 (Palace Way MH Zoning)

A Zoning Change Application from Future Development “FD” to Manufactured Home “MH” has been submitted by Jim Glasgow on behalf of Palace Way Partners LLC for approximately 44.69 acres, more or less, out of the Thoma...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: March 24, 2020

ZC-20-07 (Palace Way LI Zoning)

A Zoning Change Application from Future Development “FD” to Light Industrial “LI” has been submitted by Jim Glasgow on behalf of Palace Way Partners LLC for approximately 14.90 acres, more or less, out of the Thomas...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: March 24, 2020

AN-20-05 (Palace Way Annexation)

Annexation of 59.59 +/- acres out of the Thomas G. McGehee Survey, Abstract No. 11, Hays County, located at 4087 Hwy 21. To track this case, click the following link: AN-20-05.  The annexation schedule for the above case is as follows:

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: March 20, 2020

Notice of Proposed Demolition - 627 McKie Street (Permit 2020-31314) (Schedule Change)

The Planning & Development Services Office received a demolition application for the building at 627 McKie Street; see photos below. The building was identified in the historic resources survey, My Historic SMTX, with a high preservation priority. The...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: March 18, 2020

ZC-20-06 (Centerpoint HC Zoning)

A Zoning Change Application from Future Development “FD” to Heavy Commercial “HC” has been submitted by Benjamin Green on behalf of Outlet West Investors Limited for approximately 8.973 acres, more or less, out of t...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: March 18, 2020

AN-20-04 (Centerpoint Annexation)

Annexation of 8.973 +/- acres out of the Edward Burleson Survey No. 18, Abstract No. 63, Hays County, generally located generally located in the 400 Block of Centerpoint Road. To track this case, click the following link: AN-20-04. The annexation schedule...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: March 4, 2020

Land Development Code Amendments (Schedule Update)

Land Development Code Amendments have been proposed to address recommendations from the Alcohol Conditional Use Permit Committee, the Housing Task Force, the Historic Preservation Commission, and recommendations from City staff concerning application proc...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: February 7, 2020

PDD-15-01(B)

A PDD amendment request application has been submitted to modify standards within the Highpoint Trace Planned Development District comprised of 417.63 acres, more or less, out of the William H. Van Horn Survey, Abstract No. 464, Hays County, Texas, genera...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: January 28, 2020

AN-20-01 (La Cima, Phase 1, Section 2)

AN-20-01 (La Cima, Phase 1, Section 2) Annexation of a 56.923 +/- acres of John Williams Survey, Abstract 490, Hays County, generally located west of the intersection of Old Ranch Road 12 and Wonder World Drive. To track this case, click the following lin...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: January 15, 2020

ZC-20-05

A Zoning Change Application from Extraterritorial Jurisdiction (ETJ) to Character District – 4 (CD-4) has been submitted by Vantage at San Marcos, on behalf of Mohnke Poor Farm, LLC, for a zoning change from ETJ to “CD-4” Cha...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: January 15, 2020

ZC-20-02

A Zoning Change Application from Extraterritorial Jurisdiction (ETJ) to Character District – 3 (CD-3) has been submitted by Vantage at San Marcos, on behalf of Mohnke Poor Farm, LLC, for a zoning change from ETJ to “CD-3” Cha...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: December 18, 2019

ZC-20-01 (La Cima, Phase 1, Section 2)

A Zoning Change Application from Future Development “FD” to Single Family – 4.5 “SF-4.5” has been submitted by Natural Development Austin, LLC on behalf of LCSM Ph 1-2, LLC for approximately 56.923 acres, ...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: December 18, 2019

AN-19-03 (Old Bastrop / Rattler Road)

AN-19-03 (Old Bastrop / Rattler Road) Annexation of a 39.4 +/- acre tract of land out of the Cyrus Wickson Survey, Abstract 474, Hays County, corner of South Old Bastrop Highway and Rattler Road. To track this case, click the following link: AN-19-03. The...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: November 5, 2019

ZC-19-11 (Old Bastrop/Rattler CD-5 Zoning)

A Zoning Change Application from Future Development “FD” to Character District-5 “CD-5” has been submitted by Doucet and Associates on behalf of SHC Holdings, LLC for approximately 6 acres, more or less, out of the ...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: November 5, 2019

ZC-19-10 (Old Bastrop/Rattler CD-3 Zoning)

A Zoning Change Application from Future Development “FD” to Character District-3 “CD-3” has been submitted by Doucet and Associates on behalf of SHC Holdings, LLC for approximately 29.4 acres, more or less, out of t...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: November 5, 2019

AN-19-03 (Old Bastrop/Rattler Annexation)

The San Marcos City Council will conduct a public hearing on the proposed voluntary annexation submitted by Doucet and Associates on behalf of SHC Holdings, LLC for a 35.40 +/- acre tract of land out of the Cyrus Wickson Survey, Abstract 474, Hays County ...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: October 31, 2019

Application Notice for Development Code Amendments

Land Development Code Amendments have been proposed to address typographical and technical errors, Historic Preservation Commission Resolutions, and to implement changes related to the 2019 Legislative Session. The Planning and Zoning Commission will hear...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: October 3, 2019

PDD-15-01(A) (Trace PDD Amendment #1)

A PDD amendment request application has been submitted to allow for two story multifamily apartment buildings as the only required elevations without three and four-story requirements for MF-24 and P zoned tracts within a 417.63-acre tract, more or less, ...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: September 12, 2019

Notice of Demolition Review - 213 & 215 Pat Garrison Street

The Planning & Development Services Office received a demolition application for the building at 213 Pat Garrison Street and 215 Pat Garrison Street, respectively; Permit 2019-29751. Both buildings are located on the same parcel. The application is su...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: September 12, 2019

Notice of Demolition Review - 209 Pat Garrison Street

The Planning & Development Services Office received a demolition application for the building at 209 Pat Garrison Street; Permit 2019-29750. The application is subject to the emergency demolition delay ordinance (Ordinance 2019-19) as the building was...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: August 30, 2019

Notice of Demolition Review - 221 North Street

The Planning & Development Services Office received a demolition application for the carport at 221 North Street (Permit 2019-29699). The application is subject to the emergency demolition delay ordinance (Ordinance 2019-19) as the carport is part of ...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: August 27, 2019

LDC-19-03 (Demolition Review for Historic Age Resources)

A Land Development Code Amendment has been proposed to amend the Development Code to include a demolition review period for historic age resources. The purpose of the ordinance is to provide criteria to prevent or minimize unnecessary damage to the qualit...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: August 12, 2019

ZC-19-09

A zoning change application from General Commercial (GC) to Character District 4 (CD-4) has been submitted for approximately .72 acres, more or less, located at 1909 Dutton Drive. This property is located within a Medium Intensity Zoning District on the C...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: July 16, 2019

AN-18-03 (Redwood 1) and AN-18-04 (Redwood 2)

  • AN-18-03 (Redwood 1) Annexation of a 92.787 +/- acre tract of land out of the Barnette O. Kane Survey, Abstract No. 281, generally located within the 1900 Block of Redwood Road between SH 123 and Old Bastrop Highway. To track this case, click the followin...
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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: April 8, 2019

ZC-19-07

A zoning change application from SmartCode (SC) to Light Industrial (LI) has been submitted for approximately 414 acres, more or less, located near the intersection of Centerpoint Road and Old Bastrop Highway. This property is located within a Medium Inte...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: March 15, 2019

ZC-19-04 (2821 Leah Avenue)

A zoning change application from Future Development (“FD” ) to Light Industrial (“LI”) has been submitted for approximately 8.1 acres, more or less, located at 2821 Leah Avenue. This property is located within an Em...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: February 22, 2019

ZC-19-06 (524 W Hopkins St)

A zoning change application from Single Family (“SF-6” ) to Single Family (“ND-3.5”) has been submitted for approximately 0.26 acres, more or less, located at 524 W Hopkins Street. The San Marcos Development Code re...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: February 22, 2019

ZC-19-05 (510 W Hopkins St)

A zoning change application from Single Family (“SF-6” ) to Single Family (“ND-3.5”) has been submitted for approximately 0.2551 acres, more or less, located at 510 W Hopkins Street. The San Marcos Development Code ...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: May 14, 2019

MODIFIED: ZC-18-18 (Redwood 2)

A Zoning Change Application from Future Development “FD” to Character District-4 “CD-4” has been submitted for approximately 8.534 acres, more or less, located within the 1600 Block of Redwood Road. This property is...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: May 14, 2019

MODIFIED: ZC-18-17 (Redwood 1)

A Zoning Change Application from Future Development “FD” and Character District-4 (CD-4) to Single Family-6 “SF-6” has been submitted for approximately 192.951 acres, more or less, located within the 1600 Block of R...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: January 18, 2019

PDD-06-02(B)

A PDD amendment request application has been submitted to allow multifamily apartments with a limit of 24 units per acre for an approximately 16.7 acre tract, more or less, within the limits of the Stone Creek PDD, known as Lot 9-B, Block 3, Stonecreek Cr...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: January 15, 2019

ZC-19-02 (1850 Old RR 12)

A Zoning Change Application from Future Development “FD” to Heavy Commercial “HC” has been submitted for approximately 1.108 acres, more or less, located at 1850 Old Ranch Road 12. This property is located within a ...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: December 20, 2018

ZC-19-01 (102 W. Holland St.)

ZC-19-01 (102 W. Holland St.) A zoning change application from Single Family (“SF-6” ) to Single Family (“SF-4.5”) has been submitted for approximately 7.82 acres, more or less, located at 102 West Holland Street. T...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: November 9, 2018

ZC-18-21 (Smart Terminal)

A Zoning Change Application from Future Development “FD” to Heavy Industrial “HI” has been submitted for approximately 933.081 acres, more or less located near the intersection of State Highway 80 and FM 1984. This ...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: December 4, 2018

ZC-18-20 (Thompson/Cape Dam and Ditch Engineering Structure) Historic Landmark Designation

An Application for Historic Landmark Designation has been submitted for Thompson/Cape Dam and Ditch Engineering Structure . This property is located within an Existing Neighborhood on the Comprehensive Plan and a neighborhood presentation meeting is not r...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: September 19, 2018

ZC-18-16

ZC-18-16 (1407, 1411, 1413, and 1415 Earle Street) A zoning change application from Single Family (“SF-6” ) to Neighborhood Density – 3 (“ND-3”) has been submitted for approximately 1.206 acres, more or le...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: September 12, 2018

LDC-18-02

A Land Development Code Amendment Application has been submitted requesting to amend the Land Development Code to add standards for neighborhood meetings required by Table 2.1. The Planning and Zoning Commission will hear this request at the September 25,...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: September 12, 2018

LDC-18-01

A Land Development Code Amendment Application has been submitted requesting to amend the Land Development Code to remove the limit to the number of times Preferred Scenario Amendments can be requested, which is currently limited to twice a year. The Plann...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: September 7, 2018

ZC-18-19 (219 West MLK Drive) Historic Landmark Designation

An Application for Historic Landmark Designation has been submitted for the property located at 219 West MLK Drive. This property is located within an Existing Neighborhood on the Comprehensive Plan and a neighborhood presentation meeting is not required ...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: July 18, 2018

ZC-18-14 (1520 Old RR 12) Zoning Change Request

A Zoning Change Application from “Office Professional District (OP)” to “Neighborhood Main Street (NMS)” has been submitted for approximately 0.41 acres, being lot 1-D, Highcrest Addition Subdivision. The San Marcos...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: July 11, 2018

ZC-18-13 (128 Spring Road)

A Zoning Change Application from Future Development “FD” to Character District-3 “CD-3” has been submitted for approximately 4.851 acres, more or less, out of the J.M. Veramendi Survey No. 2, located at 128 Spring R...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: July 5, 2018

PSA-18-04 (Lindsey Hill PSA) - Change of Location

A Preferred Scenario Map Amendment application from “Area of Stability – Redevelopment Infill” to “High Intensity – Redevelopment Infill” has been submitted for approximately 4.8275 acres, more o...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: July 20, 2018

ZC-18-12 Zoning Change (Withdrawn by the applicant)

ZC-18-12 Zoning Change (Withdrawn by the applicant)

Planning Application Notices
Posted on: July 20, 2018

ZC-18-11 Zoning Change (Withdrawn by the applicant)

ZC-18-11 Zoning Change (Withdrawn by the applicant)

Planning Application Notices
Posted on: June 19, 2018

ZC-18-10 (Windmill Addition) - Revised

A zoning change application from Duplex (D) to Neighborhood Density – 3.5 (ND-3.5) has been submitted for approximately 0.78 acres, more or less, known as Windmill Addition Lot 2, located at 128 Windmill Drive. This property is located in an Exi...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: June 19, 2018

ZC-18-09 (Beyond Grooming)

A zoning change application from Neighborhood Commercial (NC) to Neighborhood – Main Street (N-MS) has been submitted for approximately 0.997 acres, more or less, out of the Juan M Veramendi Survey, Tract 31, located at 1200 Old Martindale Road....

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: June 14, 2018

ZC-18-08 Zoning Change

A zoning change application from Light Industrial (LI) to Heavy Commercial (HC) has been submitted for approximately 9.61 acres, more or less, known as Lot 1A, Block 1, International Electric Corporation Addition, located at 2809 IH-35.  This pro...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: June 5, 2018

ZC-18-07 Application Notice

A zoning change application from Single Family (“SF-6” ) to Neighborhood Density – 3 (“ND-3”) has been submitted for approximately 0.197 acres, more or less, legally known as the Westover Addition, Block 27, Lot 329, located at 1012 North Bishop Street. T...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: May 11, 2018

ZC-18-06 Application Notice

A zoning change application from Future Development (“FD” ) to Character District – 5 (“CD-5”) has been submitted for approximately 14.14 acres, more or less, out of the Barnette O. Kane Survey, Abstract No. 281, located along the 1600 Block of Redwood Ro...

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Planning Application Notices

News Flash

News Flash

Posted on: January 20, 2022

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter Pets of the Week

Pets of the week - Jan 20

Dog of the Week: Lola (48012839)

Lola has been in and out of the shelter since June 16, 2021. Lola is a sweet 8-year-old gal with medium-to-low energy. She likes playing with other dogs at SMRAS and is in a playgroup with three other dogs her size, but it&...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 18, 2022

CARTS Interurban Service Changes

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CARTS is experiencing a severe driver shortage due to the pandemic and will need to combine the 1510 Yellow and 1517 Gold Interurban Routes until further notice. The Interurban will depart from Texas State (7:50 AM, 10:05 AM, 12:55 PM, 4:10 PM, 5:00 PM an...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 14, 2022

Meet the Finalists: Animal Services Manager

SMRAS Meet and Greet

The City of San Marcos will host a meet and greet to introduce the finalists for the Animal Services Manager. The event will be held on Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022, at the San Marcos Rec Hall, 170 Charles Austin Drive, from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Community me...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 13, 2022

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter Pets of the Week

Pets of the Week - January 13, 2022.

Dog of the Week: Gobber (48475465)

Gobber is super cuddly, very energetic, is as smart as a whip, and loves food! This 3-year-old Rhodesian Ridgeback/Shepherd mix needs an adopter with a lot of patience and the time to properly train him. Since he has such...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 13, 2022

City to Distribute Free COVID-19 Take-Home Test Kits

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On Monday, Jan. 17, 2022, the City of San Marcos, with assistance from the Community Organizations Active in Disaster (COAD), will host a distribution of free take-home COVID-19 test kits. The distribution will be held at San Marcos High School, 2601 Ratt...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 12, 2022

Police Release New Photos of Truck Involved in Fatal Crash, Request Assistance Identifying Driver

INVESTIGATION UPDATE

San Marcos Police have obtained surveillance photos of a box truck involved in a fatal crash on Jan. 3, 2022, which resulted in the death of 18-year-old Iliana Velez of Houston, TX. The box truck collided with Velez’s vehicle on northbound I-35 ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 11, 2022

COVID-19 Community Discussion Jan 14

COVID Community Discussion

Have COVID-19 related questions? Get answers from local experts and members of our community. The City of San Marcos is hosting a live COVID-19 Community Discussion this Friday, January 14, 2022, at 12 noon on the City of San Marcos Facebook page. Submit ...

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City of San Marcos Facebook Page Press Releases
Posted on: January 10, 2022

Holiday Schedule for City Offices

4th Of July City Closures

City of San Marcos offices, including the Public Library, Animal Shelter, and Utility Offices will be closed Monday, Jan. 17, in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
 
All CARTS routes will not be operating on Monday and operations will r...
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Press Releases
Posted on: January 6, 2022

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter Pets of the Week

Pets of the week - January 2, 2022

Dog of the Week: Giggles (49285192)

Giggles is such a hoot! She loves laying on her bed to take a snooze or chew a bone. This 2-year-old Retriever mix LOVES toys; she will try to put two in her mouth because it's just too hard to choose one! She w...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 5, 2022

Open House Planned for Kissing Alley Reconstruction

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The City of San Marcos will host an open house on Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2022, for a project that will transform Kissing Alley, 121 E Hopkins St., into a downtown San Marcos destination. The open house will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., with live musi...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 28, 2021

Two Pedestrians Hit, Killed in Early Morning Crash

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On Sunday, December 26, 2021, at approximately 2:47 a.m., San Marcos Police responded to the 2300 block of State Highway 123, south of the Wonder World Drive intersection, for a major accident. The caller told officers they had struck two pedestrians who ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 22, 2021

Argument Results in Man's Death, Suspect Arrested

INVESTIGATION UPDATE

On Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2021, the Hays County Sheriff’s Office arrested Milton Heyliger (DOB 11/17/1996) for Manslaughter following a San Marcos Police Department investigation into an assault that resulted in the death of 24-year-old Emmett Wors...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 16, 2021

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter Pets of the Week

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Dog of the Week: Opal (49066726)

Are you looking for a farm dog? Well, look no further because Opal is the best helper! She's nine months old and eager to learn some new tricks, even though she already knows a few things. She likes to play a littl...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 14, 2021

Holiday Schedule for City Offices

City Hall Offices Closed for Holidays

City of San Marcos offices, including City Hall, Animal Shelter, Public Library, and Utility Offices will be closed on Thursday and Friday, Dec. 23 and 24, for the Christmas holiday and Friday, Dec. 31 for the New Year’s holiday.
 
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Press Releases
Posted on: December 10, 2021

Interurban 1517 Winter Break Schedule

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Beginning Monday, Dec. 13, 2021, through Friday, Jan. 7, 2022, CARTS Interurban 1517 will not be in service as part of its winter break schedule. Interurban 1517 service will resume on Monday, Jan. 10, 2022, and will operate on a reduced schedule through ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 9, 2021

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter Pets of the Week

News Flash Pets of the week - December 9, 2021.

Dog of the Week: Lina (48234616)

Lina has been at SMRAS since July 16, 2021, with little adoption interest. She's a high-energy dog and can be hard to walk on a leash at times, but shelter staff has been working with her on some of her behaviors. ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 9, 2021

Arts Commission Seeks Artist for Traffic Box Murals

Call for Artists

The San Marcos Arts Commission has issued two calls for artists to provide original artwork to be applied as “mini murals” on traffic signal control boxes on Hopkins Street and Sessom Drive. 

Both calls close Thursday, Dec. 30 at 5 p.m. and must b...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 8, 2021

Two Suspects Arrested in Homicide Investigation

INVESTIGATION UPDATE

The San Marcos Police Department’s investigation into the homicide of 19-year-old Lavonte Craig Benford has resulted in the arrest of two suspects. 

Lukas Javier Perez (DOB 08/16/2004) of San Antonio, TX, was booked into the Hays County ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 7, 2021

City Seeks Volunteers for Boards, Commissions

Boards and Commissions Vacancies Open for Applications

The City of San Marcos seeks to fill vacancies on City boards and commissions with volunteers from throughout the community.

Citizens must fill out volunteer interest applications online by Friday, January 7, 2022, to be considered for appointment. The app...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 1, 2021

Stephanie Reyes to be Named Interim City Manager

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After Executive Session Tuesday night, San Marcos City Council members provided direction to staff to add an action item to the next City Council meeting to name Stephanie Reyes Interim City Manager.

If approved during their regular meeting on December 7, ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 29, 2021

Police Investigating Homicide at Apartment Complex

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At approximately 2:22 p.m. on Sunday, November 28, 2021, the San Marcos Police Department responded to The Cottages at San Marcos, 1415 Craddock Avenue, in reference to a subject with a gunshot wound. Officers located one victim, 19-year-old Lavonte Craig...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 24, 2021

City Awarded Texas Planning Achievement Awards

City Awarded Texas Planning Achievement Awards

The City received a General Plan Award through the APA Central Texas Chapter and a Best Practice Award - Silver through the APA Texas Chapter. These awards are given to a specific planning tool, practice, program, project, or process that emphasizes resul...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 18, 2021

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter Pets of the Week

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Dog of the Week: Frankenweenie (48807166)

Frankenweenie is the smartest dog you may ever meet! This boy knows how to give a high five, shake with BOTH paws, he knows sit, and he hops right in the car. He's polite when taking treats, walks right be...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 15, 2021

Holiday Camp Registration Now Open

Holiday Camp

The City of San Marcos Parks and Recreation Department encourages everyone register their children for Holiday Camp this upcoming holiday break. This year the camp will run December 27-30, 2021, and January 3, 2022, from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Dunb...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 12, 2021

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter Pets of the Week

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Dog of the Week: Fargo (48001446)

Fargo has been at the shelter since June 15, 2021. He has the sweetest face and the softest fur! For being 6 years old, he still has lots of energy and is very playful. If you have another pup at home, staff recommend the ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 4, 2021

Applications Available for SMPD’s Blue Santa Program

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The San Marcos Police Department is now accepting applications for its 2021 Blue Santa Program. Completed applications must be submitted no later than Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021 at 5 p.m.

Applications are available in English and Spanish and may be picked up ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 3, 2021

City Names Directors of Utilities, Public Works

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On Friday, Oct. 29, the City of San Marcos selected Tyler Hjorth as the Director of Utilities and Sabas Avila as the Director of Public Works. In May, Hjorth and Avila were named interim directors of their respective departments.  

“We a...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 2, 2021

COSM Statement on Behalf of City Manager Bert Lumbreras

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City of San MarcosOn Behalf of City Manager Bert LumbrerasNovember 2, 2021

Over the weekend an updated story related to a pending lawsuit against the City and multiple City officials regarding an incident in late October 2020 was released. The City denies ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 1, 2021

City Seeks Input on Five-Year Sidewalk Maintenance Program

Five-Year Survey

The City of San Marcos’ Public Works Department developed an online survey to gather feedback on the City’s Five-Year Sidewalk Maintenance and Gap Infill Program. The department is seeking ideas and comments on sidewalk areas to includ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 29, 2021

San Marcos Ends Water Restriction on October 31

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The City of San Marcos will end Stage 1 drought water restrictions effective Sunday, October 31 and will return to year-round water conservation rules. 

When the 10-day average Edwards Aquifer index well level rises 660 feet above mean sea level (...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 29, 2021

San Marcos Activity Center Closed Due to Water Damage

Activity Center Closed

The San Marcos Activity Center, 501 E Hopkins Street, will be closed indefinitely due to water damage that occurred inside the building in the early morning hours of Friday, Oct. 29, 2021. Initial reports indicate that the flooding appears to be the resul...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 28, 2021

City of San Marcos to Honor Veterans with Month of Service, Veterans Day Parade

Month of Service

The City of San Marcos Parks and Recreation Department, with assistance from the Veterans Affairs Advisory Committee, will host a month of community service opportunities in honor of Veterans Day. Residents are encouraged to decorate their home, vehicle, ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 28, 2021

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter Pets of the Week

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Dog of the Week: Fang (48820652)

Fang is an American Staffordshire Terrier with gorgeous fur and stunning golden eyes. He came into the shelter with his buddy Fog, who has already found her furever home. Fang may enjoy another low-energy dog at home that h...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 21, 2021

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter Pets of the Week

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Dog of the Week: Bon Bon (48262821)

Brace yourself to fall in love! Bon Bon is a 7-year-old Red Australian Cattle Dog/Moutain Cur mix. He's a mellow senior looking for his retirement home. Bon Bon had a rough life before coming to SMRAS, but he do...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 1, 2018

San Marcos Residents Can Text Emergency Info to 9-1-1

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With storm season in full swing, the City of San Marcos is reminding residents that in an emergency they can send text messages to 9-1-1 in the Central Texas area.

The Capital Area Council of Governments deployed Text to 9-1-1 service region wide in Octobe...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 18, 2018

City Council Approves New San Marcos Development Code

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The San Marcos City Council approved Code SMTX, a new 434-page development code that aligns with the City’s comprehensive plan and will guide how the City grows in the coming years.

“This is a day of celebration! Our new code has been in the works for four...

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Posted on: December 13, 2021

Interurban 1517 Winter Break Schedule Beginning Monday, Dec. 13, 2021, through Friday, Jan. 7, 202

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Interurban 1517 Winter Break Schedule 

 

Beginning Monday, Dec. 13, 2021, through Friday, Jan. 7, 2022, CARTS Interurban 1517 will not be in service as part of its winter break schedule. Interurban 1517 service will resume on Monday, Jan. ...

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Posted on: September 13, 2021

San Marcos Transit Delays on Bus Route 1

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Due to a shortage in regional bus drivers caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, some CARTS routes may not be able to maintain the current 30-minute pickup frequency. The City of San Marcos and CARTS are working to maintain the 30-minute frequency for Route 1, ...

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Posted on: August 18, 2021

CARTS Stops in Austin to Move During Construction

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CARTS Stops in Austin to Move During Construction

Beginning August 16, 2021, the stop located at Plaza Saltillo for CARTS Interurban 1510 and 1517 will temporarily move to E. Seventh and Comal Streets (far side stop). The detour will remain in place for th...

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Posted on: May 17, 2021

CARTS Transit Route Changes to Route

CARTS route changes

The Capital Area Rural Transportation System (CARTS) interurban 1517 route has paused operations through Monday, May 31.  The route will resume under a modified schedule in June. 

Between June 1 and August 5, the interurban 1517 route wil...

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Posted on: April 22, 2021

Celebrate Earth Day with Free CARTS Rides

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The Capital Area Rural Transportation System (CARTS) will celebrate Earth Day 2021 by offering free rides on all services Thursday, Apr. 22, 2021. Rides on the Interurban Regional Intercity bus services, Metro Connectors, and Municipal Bus services in the...

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Posted on: April 7, 2021

City Awarded $1.16 Million for Transit Operations

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The City of San Marcos has been awarded $1.16 million in federal funding to support transit operations during the COVID-19 pandemic. The funding will be allocated by the Federal Transit Administration as part of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, signe...

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Posted on: March 25, 2021

Uhland Road Improvements project Begins March 15th

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Beginning Monday, Mar. 15, the Engineering & Capital Improvements Department will begin construction on the Uhland Road Improvement Project. Work is expected to be complete by late 2022, weather permitting.

The project will correct drainage issues alon...

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Posted on: December 14, 2020

Local Transit Holiday Schedule Begins Dec. 14

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CARTS interurban and local San Marcos "The Bus" services will be on a modified holiday schedule starting Monday, December 14, 2020. 

The last day for the extended service schedule for the 1517 Interurban route will be Friday, December 11...

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