On Tuesday, the San Marcos Planning and Zoning Commission held a public hearing and approved a conditional use permit for an automotive body shop.
The request was submitted by Matthew Opuszenski on behalf of Charles. D Nash to build a new automotive body shop on the property where the Chuck Nash Dealership is located.
The property is currently zoned general commercial, which requires a CUP for the shop to be built.
Included with the construction of the shop was the addition of approximately 115 parking spaces.
Staff reviewed the application and recommended approval with the following conditions:
- The site is developed in a manner substantially similar to the provided site plan;
- The applicant provides a solid screen between the Auto Body Repair Shop parking area and the adjacent property; and
- The site is developed according to all other codes and ordinances.
The shop is proposed to be located on the southwest side of the property.
According to staff, general commercial zoning has a maximum impervious cover limit of 80%.
Commissioner Mathew Haverland noted the Chuck Nash dealership is not located in the 100-year floodplain, but it is in the 500-year flood plain.
Jarrett Davies, general manager of Chuck D. Nash, said the intention is to close the old auto body shop facility once the new one is operational.
The new facility will comply with the property’s current watershed protection plan, according to staff.
The CUP was approved unanimously by Commissioners.
Commissioner Mike Dillion said he felt good about the project as Chuck Nash had proven to be a good neighbor.