San Marcos City Council to hold annexation votes, hearings

One proposed annexation in San Marcos will move to a final vote while another begins the annexation process. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
One proposed annexation in San Marcos will move to a final vote while another begins the annexation process. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)

One proposed annexation in San Marcos will move to a final vote while another begins the annexation process. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)

On Nov. 17, San Marcos City Council voted to move two annexation proposals forward.

A 31.59-acre plot up for annexation will proceed to a final vote at City Council's next meeting—Dec. 2.

Shannon Mattingly, San Marcos' director of planning and development services, said the applicant has proposed a multifamily development on the property, which runs along the 2400 block of Hwy. 123 near the Wonder World Drive intersection.

The city would provide water and wastewater utilities to the development, but utility extensions to the property would be the developer's responsibility, according to Mattingly. Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative would be the electric utility provider.

Proposed zoning for the property is CD-5 and will also go to a final council vote Dec. 2.


Place 5 Council Member Joca Marquez cast the sole dissenting vote to the proposed CD-5 zoning after voicing concerns of gentrification and the loss of green spaces and agricultural land.

The second proposed annexation—a 73.412-acre plot at 2811 Harris Hill Road—received approval from council for a public hearing, which was scheduled for Jan. 5.

Zoning will also be voted on during that meeting but will first be discussed at a public meeting of the San Marcos Planning and Zoning Commission on Dec. 8.

City documents show the Harris Hill applicant intends to build a manufactured home community and will seek the corresponding zoning.

The plot is adjacent to the Saddlebrook manufactured home community and is across from the Harris Hill Raceway.
By Warren Brown
Warren joined Community Impact at the beginning of 2020 as the editor of its New Braunfels paper and now reports the news in San Marcos, Buda and Kyle. Warren previously wrote for the Dallas Observer and Fort Worth Weekly and he brings a passion for truth and equality to his reporting.


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