San Marcos Development Code
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the actual shoreline. Boundaries shown as approximately following the centerlines of streams, rivers, creeks, canals, bodies of water, or drainage ways shall be construed to follow the centerlines, and in the event of change in any such centerlines shall be construed to move with the centerlines. 6. Boundaries shown as parallel to, or extensions of, features described in subsections “1” through “5” above shall be so construed. Distances not specifically indicated on the map shall be determined by the scale of the map. 7. Whenever any street, alley or other public way is vacated by official action of the City Council, or whenever such area is franchised for building purposes, the district line adjoining each side of the street, alley or other public way shall be automatically extended to the centerline of the vacated street, alley or public way (or to the new property ownership boundary line, if it is not determined to be at the former centerline) and all areas so involved shall then and henceforth be subject to all regulations of the districts so extended. 8. The zoning or district classification applied to a tract of land adjacent to a street or thoroughfare shall extend to the centerline of the street or thoroughfare unless, as a condition of approval, it is stated that the classification shall not apply to the street or thoroughfare. 9. Where physical features on the ground are at variance with information shown on the Zoning Map, or if there arises a question as to the zone or district designation of a parcel of property and such question cannot be resolved by the application of Section 22.214.171.124(a)(1)-(8) above, then the City Council shall interpret any such zoning or district boundaries.
Division 3: ZONING DISTRICT MAP
Section 126.96.36.199 The Official Zoning District Map
A. Official Map. The Zoning Map shall be maintained in the Office of the Planning and Development Services Director and labeled as “Official Zoning Map of the City of San Marcos, Texas”. In case of any question, this version of the map shall be controlling. B. Amendment of Zoning Map. The official Zoning Map in effect may be amended from time to time upon initiative of the City or upon application by the owner of the parcel on which the zoning of which is proposed to be changed in accordance with Section 188.8.131.52. C. Maintenance of Official Map. The map shall be used for reference and shall be maintained up-to-date by incorporating all subsequent amendments enacted by official action of the City Council. The Planning and Developments Services Director shall use all reasonable means to protect the Official Zoning Map from damage, and to ensure the accurate restoration of the map file if damage or destruction of the original file occurs. Section 184.108.40.206 Zoning and District Boundaries A. Rules of Interpretation. The zoning and district boundary lines shown on the zoning map are usually along the centerline of streets, alleys, property lines, or extensions thereof. Where uncertainty exists as to any such boundaries, the following rules shall apply: 1. Boundaries shown as approximately following the centerlines of streets, highways or alleys shall be construed to follow the centerlines. 2. Boundaries shown as approximately following platted lot lines shall be construed as following the lot lines. 3. Boundaries shown as approximately following city limits shall be construed as following the city limits. 4. Boundaries shown as following railroad lines shall be construed to be located along the centerline of the railroad right-of-way lines. 5. Boundaries shown as following shorelines shall be construed to follow the shorelines, and in the event of change in the shoreline, shall be construed as moving with
10. If the zoning or district designation of property is invalidated by judgment of a court of competent
jurisdiction, the property shall be considered classified as “FD” (Future Development District) in the same manner as provided for newly annexed territory.
San Marcos Development Code Adopted April 17, 2018
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