If you missed the recent public land development code meeting, here’s a second chance. This is a meeting that is worth attending from the conservation, watershed protection perspective. The land development codes determine the amount of impervious cover a developer can have, management of karst features, buffer zones near tributaries and streams, bi-ped facilities, and more. At the meeting, staff members and commissioners will work with the attendees to discuss possible changes. Attendees will be asked to vote for or against changes. This is a great way to learn about the proposed changes and voice your opinion. These changes may impact not just natural areas but our quality of life. Here is an excerpt from a city press release:
Public Meeting Slated on Land Development Code
March 1 at Activity Center
The City of San Marcos Development Services Department and the Planning and Zoning Commission will hold a second public meeting to collect input into proposed changes to the Land Development Code on March 1, 2010 at 6:30 p.m. at the Activity Center, 501 E. Hopkins.
Interested residents and stakeholders are invited to attend. City staff seeks public participation in the workshop for discussion of revising the ordinances that govern development in San Marcos. Staff will recap the input received at previous public workshops and discuss possible amendments to the Land Development Code.
Sections under review include parking standards, tree preservation standards, mixed use zoning district, planned development districts, design standards for residential development, water quality standards and an I-35 overlay district ordinance.
The Land Development Code governs all development in the city limits and the three and a half- mile extraterritorial jurisdiction of San Marcos, including zoning, subdivision, watershed protection, site planning, and construction permitting.
For more information, contact Development Services at 393.8230 or [email protected]