San Marcos: 216-Unit Affordable Apartment Complex Eyed Near San Marcos HS
Featured Illustration (above): One of the conceptual site plans for Lantana on Bastrop, also known as Rattler Road Apartments. Image: B&A Architects
By Edmond Ortiz
San Marcos (Hays County)—A San Antonio developer plans to build 216 affordable apartments near San Marcos High School.
Mission Development Group, using the shell company name Rattler Road Land Partners LLC, proposes construction of a new multifamily residential community on a 10-acre agricultural tract at the northern corner of South Old Bastrop Road and Rattler Road.
Lantana on Bastrop (Rattler Road) Apartments will be located near San Marcos High School and multiple undeveloped parcels. Image: City of San Marcos
The city’s Planning and Zoning Commission on June 23 recommended approving a request to rezone the property from Future Development to Character District.
The rezoning request calls the project Lantana on Bastrop, but a conceptual site plan calls it Rattler Road Luxury Apartment Homes.
Lantana on Bastrop will feature one-, two- and three-bedroom units, restricted to people with incomes from 30% to 70% of area Median Family Income (MFI).
Eleven of the units will be accessible to disabled individuals. Three of these units will be allocated for people earning at or below 30% MFI.
The apartment complex will include a fitness center, playscape, swimming pool, two dog parks, community garden, gazebo, pavilion, barbecue grills, picnic tables, business center, furnished community/dining room, bicycle parking and surface parking.
San Antonio firm B&A Architects is the project designer. There is no estimated construction cost, schedule or delivery method.
VBX members may track this project using ID number 2020-4B97.
City Council in February passed a resolution, stating no objection to the developer’s application for low-income housing tax credits.
Aside from being located close to a federal credit union, small residential neighborhood and two churches, the new apartments would largely be surrounded by vacant farmland.
Mission Development Group has built or is currently building more than 2,614 multifamily and mixed-use units. One of their works in progress, The St. John, will redevelop the former St. John’s Seminary campus in San Antonio’s Southtown.
Edmond Ortiz is a lifelong San Antonian and a 20-plus-year veteran in local journalism, He previously worked full-time at the San Antonio Express-News, and has been freelancing for outlets such as the Rivard Report.