Despite push back, San Marcos council keeps Cape’s Camp vote
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San Marcos residents against a student apartment complex near the river say they will continue their fight despite the city council's approval of the plan Tuesday night.
More than 100 people filled city hall to ask the council to reconsider its approval of what will become a 1,000 bed student-centered complex on Cape's Camp.
After dozens of residents spoke against the development, the council discussed the item for more than an hour.
In the end, no changes were made. Opponents say the issue isn't over yet.
"People are just not going to stop. This is too close to the heart,” resident Melissa Derrick said. “This just really stabs at the heart of San Marcos and people will do whatever it takes to keep this land."
The land in question has been in the same family for generations. In addition to apartments, the city will receive 20 acres of river front property for a city park.
After the project passed last week, some residents talked about recalling the five council members who supported the project.