San Marcos City Council postpones Code SMTX public hearing, vote

San Marcos City Council has postponed a public hearing and vote on Code SMTX.

San Marcos City Council has postponed a public hearing and vote on Code SMTX.

Citing the need for additional information on the proposed new land development code, San Marcos City Council has postponed a public hearing and vote for Code SMTX.

The public hearing and vote on the first reading were originally scheduled for Jan. 16. A work session open to the public is instead scheduled for Jan. 19. According to a news release, the work session will provide information on the following:

  • Neighborhood Districts

  • Addition of existing Neighborhood Regulating Plans

  • Single-family reservation buffers

  • Flag sign regulations

  • Affordable housing

  • Neighborhood character studies

"This additional work session will allow our team to focus on outstanding topics and to provide options and recommendations to council as they move forward with a decision on Code SMTX,” City Manager Bert Lumbreras said in the release.

The first public hearing on Code SMTX in December drew a crowd that urged council to think about removing Neighborhood Districts, a controversial suite of residential zoning districts that are intended for infill or redevelopment in areas that have a mix of residential and commercial properties.

The work session will be held at 1:30 p.m. Jan. 19 in the City Hall conference room at City Hall, 630 E. Hopkins St., San Marcos.


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