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City staff prepares to update land development code

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A work session to discuss Code SMTX, the process to update land development in San Marcos, is set for Jan. 19 at 1:30 p.m. at City Hall, 630 E. Hopkins St.
The Code contains San Marcos rules for development and regulates the use of land. It is being revised so that new developments fit the community’s vision for the future, as detailed in the Vision San Marcos Comprehensive Master Plan, adopted in 2013.
Following the Jan. 19 workshop, City Council will set a new date for public hearing and the first reading of Code SMTX.
City Manager Bert Lumbreras said the work session gives city staff an opportunity to review the recommendations.
“This additional work session will allow our team to focus on outstanding topics,” Lumbreras said. “To provide options and recommendations to council as they move forward with a decision on Code SMTX.”
Topics for discussion will include neighborhood districts, the addition of existing neighborhood regulating plans, single-family preservation buffer, regulation of flag signs, affordable housing, and neighborhood character studies.
“Outreach for Code SMTX has included almost 120 meetings,” stated on the city of San Marcos website. “Additional correspondence has included more than 2,000 mailers, 40 e-newsletters and the receipt of almost 2,500 comments from respondents.”

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