San Marcos industrial park would endanger river, local group says

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SAN MARCOS, Texas (KXAN) — The San Marcos City Council is set to decide on annexing land for the construction of the San Marcos Air Rail and Truck Terminal industrial park — but a local group says the project would be too close to the San Marcos River, posing an environmental threat.

The developers of the 900+ acre park have said it will bring in approximately 2,500 jobs to San Marcos, but environmental concerns have risen. 

SMARTER — a group created that directly opposes SMART — has said that the park will be too close to the San Marcos River. 

Plans shared by the developers show that the southernmost portion of the industrial park will be about 1250 feet away from the river. SMARTER says that is too close and industrial activity could be a danger to the ecosystem in the river. 

The city council will discuss all options at council at 5 p.m. on Monday at San Marcos City Hall.

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