Do you think Wonder World Park should have been granted the CUP with conditions?

After more than two hours of presentations, public comments and discussions, the San Marcos City Council voted 5-2 Tuesday night to deny a permit to sell beer and wine at Wonder World Park.

On Oct. 10, the city’s planning and zoning commission approved a conditional use permit (CUP) for the sale of beer and wine at the popular tourist attraction, with a slew of conditions and the understanding that the permit would be for one year. The commission’s requirements included the construction of an overlapping board fence, an agreement that no amplified outdoor live music would be permitted, that business hours would end at 9 p.m., that any new outdoor speakers would direct sound away from single-family residences, that non-amplified live music and amplified music would be allowed but only until 9 p.m.
 
The CUP is part of Williams’ attempt to use the park as an events center and offer a restaurant-type menu to allow visitors to have a wider range of options at Wonder World.
 
Those in favor of the Wonder World CUP, cited the importance of the tourism industry in San Marcos, Wonder World’s status as a legacy and the many conditions put on the permit to help prevent noise and other problems.
 
Those against the granting of the CUP, said that Wonder World Park sits in the midwt of a neighborhood and that the location is not an appropriate for the sale of beer and wine and does not align with the city's desire to protect neighborhoods.
Yes, Wonder World Park is a legacy business in San Marcos and should be able to sell alcohol.
62% (69 votes)
No, it sits in the middle of a residential neighborhood and a CUP is not appropriate for the area.
38% (43 votes)
Total votes: 112

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