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Do you think the Planning and Zoning Commission should reconsider the development?

A proposed industrial park on 934 acres of land that was originally denied by the Planning and Zoning Commission in December will be back on the  P&Z Commission's agenda Tuesday.

The acreage is located near State Highway 80 and Farm to Market Road 1984 and would be developed into an industrial rail park – called SMART Terminal that would stand for San Marcos Air, Rail and Truck – and a manufacturing facility, if approved. 

Commissioners voiced concerns about the development in their original denial, particularly about two creeks that run through the property and the fact that High Industrial zoned areas can have as much as 80 percent impervious cover.

The City Manager placed the matter back on the Commission’s agenda for reconsideration based upon a request from the Commission chair and a review of additional information provided by the developer and City staff regarding the Smart Terminal Rail Park and Katerra economic development projects proposed for the subject property.  

If the Commission votes in favor of this reconsideration item, then a public hearing would be conducted and action on the original zoning request would be taken.

No, the same concerns they cited originally are still present.
53% (26 votes)
Yes, more information is available this time around.
47% (23 votes)
Total votes: 49