On January 7th, Council members Daniel Guerrero, Ryan Thomason, Wayne Becak, Kim Porterfield and Shane Scott voted to allow a 1000 bed student apt complex to be built at Cape's Camp. John Thomaides and Jude Prather were the only ones to stand with the voters and vote against the development.
Proposition 1 - Vote Yes
Prop 1 "Authorizes the city to acquire the 70 acres, more or less, for parks and recreation purposes, at a price not to exceed fair market value as determined by an appraisal."
Read about Proposition 2 & 3
Vote YES on Prop 1 on November 6! Find out if you are registered to vote now.
The last piece of land needed to connect San Marcos riverside parks with Stokes Park on the east side of IH 35
Losing this beautiful land now means it’s lost forever.
Buildings can be built elsewhere, but riverside parkland at this spot would connect the existing river parks with the east side of IH 35
Everyone benefits by having a good place for residents, visitors, families and friends to exercise and relax
The city can acquire this land now for a reasonable cost
Our river parks are part of the San Marcos identity, this park will be our legacy for many generations to come…
A river park is the highest value and best use for this property.
about cape's camp
Privately owned land around Cape's Camp is 98 acres. Many kayakers regard this piece of the river as the gem of the San Marcos River as can be seen in this video. Click to view
Most of the property is located in the floodway and in a flood plain. The City of San Marcos has the ability to purchase some or all of the property, click to read how.
development proposed for cape's camp
Apartments. Part of the land may be sold before citizens have a chance to buy it for parkland, if the city council gives the apartment developer a zoning change. Click here for more info
# OF UNITS - 306
# OF RESIDENTS - Dovetail Development has not stated