Austin asks residents to slow down, and San Marcos moves forward with deal with movie studio

The July 15 episode of the austin breakdown dives into Austin’s plan to lower speed limits and reduce local traffic fatalities, San Marcos City Council’s support for a film and production studio project and more news from the other side of the subway.


San Marcos City Council reconsiders deal with Hill Country Studios

In June, the San Marcos City Council voted in favor of a Chapter 380 agreement with Hill Country, LLC that provides financial incentives to build a film and video production facility in the La Cima development.

According to city documents, the capital investment in the 820,000 square foot project is estimated at $267 million, with the city expected to retain approximately $11.5 million in taxes over a decade.

However, the agreement was honored with environmental concerns regarding the location of the project on the Edwards Aquifer recharge area and the possibility of groundwater contamination.

Community Impact Journal editor Eric Weilbacher shares the latest on the studio’s proposal and its ongoing re-evaluation by members of the San Marcos City Council.

Also on this episode…

Pflugerville City Council is working on a long-term solution to provide emergency medical services to residents; Austin Public Health Provides Monkeypox Update; developers plan to rebuild a section of West Sixth Street; and more.