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Several commercial permits filed in Texas, aiding economic development in San Marcos

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By Preethi Mangadu

Chief Editor of News

Under the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR), ten commercial projects have been filed in cities in central Texas. Out of the 10, four are located in San Marcos. 

 

The projects are either new construction, renovations, or alterations that will progress economic development in the San Marcos community. Current information about project details is subject to change. 

 

Tantra Brewhouse is set to continue an interior restaurant remodel with an estimated cost of $150,000 from private funds. The renovation start day was August 21, 2022, and will last until November 21, 2022. 

 

New construction in Live Oaks Barnes 35 will start on October 1, 2022, and last a year. The project is estimated to cost $1.12 million from private funds. 

 

Tapestry Senior Living Community, a new senior living facility, will begin receiving new construction on October 3, 2022, and is expected to be completed in June 2024. The build is estimated to cost $60 million from private funds.  

 

Lastly, Dutch Bros Coffee’s new construction will begin on March 1, 2023, and last until July 12, 2023. The new free-standing facility is estimated to cost $650,000 from private funds. 

 

Each project was registered with TDLR to comply with the Elimination of Architectural Barriers (EAB) law. EAB is “meant to ensure that buildings and facilities constructed or altered in Texas are accessible and functional for all persons with disabilities,” according to TDLR

 

“Projects with total estimated costs of $50,000 or more must be registered with TDLR,” Tela Goodwin Mage, TDLR’s Public Information Officer, said. “A full set of construction documents must be submitted to an independent Registered Accessibility Specialist (RAS) for review to ensure that the projects comply with the Texas Accessibility Standards and that facilities are accessible and functional for all persons with disabilities.”

 

These projects back San Marcos’s overall economic goals and city expansion. According to the San Marcos government’s 2022-2026 strategic plan, a goal for economic development is to “support diversified business activity, including local and emerging small businesses.”

 

Furthermore, new construction of businesses supports the Economic Development Department’s goal of “emerging markets and industry relationships that generate quality entrepreneurial and employment opportunities.”

 

Since they are in the early stages of the permits, the Planning and Development Services Department of the San Marcos government is unable to provide a comment at this time. 

 

For more information, visit the San Marcos Economic Development Department’s webpage

Image Credit: Carolina Garza

Written by: Preethi Mangadu

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