Carma Texas, Inc., the Texas based arm of Calgary, Canada-based Carma Developers, LP, owns two (2) master-planned developments in San Marcos.Blanco Vista is a beautiful 2,000 home community nestled in a hill country setting adjacent to the Blanco River west of IH-35 at Exit 210 on the north side of San Marcos.The community contains a large amenity center consisting of a kid splash pool, junior Olympic size adult swimming pool, two play-scapes and a magnificent pavilion.Adjacent to the amenity center at the center of the community is the Blanco Vista Elementary School.This 13 million dollar elementary school facility was constructed by the Hays Consolidated School District on approximately 11.5 acres of land donated by Carma.The first phases of development have been single family detached housing products constructed by Homes by AVI, Reytex Homes and Pacesetter Homes.The products offered are traditional young family starter products, mature single family product and an empty-nester patio home product appealing to families without children.
ETR has assisted Carma on several needs for the Blanco Vista community including approval of plats, conditional use permits, and zoning related issues.
Paso Robles isCarma’s newest development in San Marcos located in the Texas Hill country on the south boundary of the city of San Marcos, Paso Robles is expected to begin development in 2011 and open in 2012.The community is in southern San Marcos, west of Hunter Road, south of McCarty Lane at the extension of Centerpoint Road consisting of 1,340 acres of land with up to 3,450 single-family residences with a maximum density of 2.7 units per acre.The community will include 318 acres of recreation and open space with public parks, trail system, community centers and will be centered around an 18 hole Audubon Signature Certified golf course.
ETR has assisted Carma in processing the development agreement, annexation, amendment to the future land use map, and Planned Development District zoning for the property.The Development Agreement addressed annexation, utility services, transportation, development standards, parkland and other project amenities accompanied with duties and responsibilities of the Developer, City and Property Owners Association over the term of the Development Agreement.The annexation involved incorporating approximately 920 acres into the city limits.The future land use map amendment involved a change from High Density Residential (HDR), OS (Open Space), and I (Industrial) to C (Commercial) on approximately 60.The Planned Development District zoning was established with a base zoning of Mixed Use and General Commercial across the site.
The City Council met on October 5, 2010 and approved the development agreement, annexation, future land use map amendment, and zoning for the property.