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August report shows an uptick

Anita Miller - Managing Editor

There’s good news for the local housing market in the August market report compiled by the Four Rivers Association of Realtors. 

“San Marcos’ market is strong,” Amy Dubose of the association said.

The number of homes for sale in San Marcos was up 55.9 percent compared to August 2015 and last month saw 53 listings close.

Demand for homes remains strong, the association said, driving a continued increase in home value. Compared to August 2015, the median home price in San Marcos had risen by 20 percent to $196,205.

The future of the downtown lot i still up in the air. DAILY RECORD PHOTO BY RUSSELL WILDE

Decision looming on vacant downtown lot

Russell Wilde - Staff Reporter

Right now it doesn’t look like much more than gravel and weeds surounded by stone blocks, but the city-owned lot at 214 E. Hutchison could make a big impact on downtown. What that impact should be depends on who you ask.

City staff presented four different options to the city council ranging from a 13 spot parking lot to a multimodal transportation hub with electronic device charging and stage for performances.

The options divided the council which sent staff back to the drawing board to create a hybrid mockup of the ideas presented.

A car speeds through the intersection where a roundabout is planned. DAILY RECORD PHOTO BY RUSSELL WILDE

Neighbors give input on plans for new roundabout

Russell Wilde - Staff Reporter

Thousands of students, cars, buses and bikes are coming to a head on the eastside of the Texas State University campus.

The three-way intersection where Academy Street and Sessom Drive meet has been identified for improvements. Right now the city and university are considering working together to add a roundabout because it accomplishes three goals; reduces speed, improves safety and doesn’t create a congestion issues.

“People treat Sessom like the autobahn,” said Dianne Wassenich, San Marcos River Foundation program director.  

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