Who Benefits from Lindsey Hill?  Everyone.


·         Front-line neighbors, who enjoy dramatic enhancement of the residential character of their immediate neighborhood by the addition of high-end apartment homes

·         Extended neighbors, who enjoy stabilization of their neighborhoods by proximity to a graceful transition zone dedicated primarily to high-end residential use

·         Nearby property owners who historically may have leased their rental home properties to students, but who now—because of rising property values triggered by the Lindsey Hill project—have compelling new economic opportunities to sell those same properties to people seeking to make their permanent homes out of those properties

·         Downtown merchants, who acquire new permanent, year-round customers (not just students) for their goods and services

·         Environmentalists, who celebrate and encourage growth and development that does not require sprawl, disturbance of previously undeveloped areas, or generation of new impervious areas

·         Art galleries and art organizations, who depend on close proximity to and frequency of patronage by people who appreciate and support the arts

·         The community at large, through the creation of a very significant new tax ratable and the creation of Poet’s Corner, a park and community gathering space available to the public

·         Faculty members at Texas State University, less than 40% of whom currently live in San Marcos because of the absence of attractive, flexible living opportunities in close proximity to campus

·         Economic development  officials, who now have a unique competitive asset to present to 21st Century, “new economy” employers who want to locate where their employees most want to be: walkable, connected, environmentally responsible, high quality of life communities

·         City staff and elected officials, who seek to avoid costly and inefficient expansion of municipal services (police, fire, and utilities and roads) into far-flung areas of the City

·         The City as a whole, who can realize the stated goals of the City’s Master Plan: Vision San Marcos to achieve high-quality, intelligent, economically efficient growth without sprawl

·         All of San Marcos, who can enjoy the distinction, prestige, and bragging rights that come from showing the Central Texas corridor how high quality small city life and economic growth can be managed simultaneously, and who, in the process, can create meaningful career and employment opportunities for the residents of San Marcos now and in the future