The Crestwood Center is located at 1904 Old RR 12, San Marcos. (Zara Flores/Community Impact)

Crestwood Heart granted extension by way of March 31 to tie into San Marcos sewer system

Enterprise homeowners and workers of 10 native companies on the Crestwood Heart on Previous RR 12 in San Marcos face an unsure future as closure may very well be on the horizon because of water shutoff by town.

Initially set to close off March 18, town has granted the Crestwood Heart an extension by way of March 31.

The companies are:

  • AJ’s Ranch Street Grill;
  • Grey Horse Saloon;
  • Iglesia Cristiana Vida Nueva;
  • Meadows Insurance coverage Company;
  • The Pita Store;
  • Peachy Clear/Cabana Clear;
  • Shaolin-Do College of Martial Arts;
  • Steger’s Chiffonade;
  • Studio San Martian; and
  • Three Six Common.


The buying heart just isn’t related to town of San Marcos water system and runs off a septic system for wastewater, which is out of compliance and poses a well being and security danger to the neighborhood, San Marcos Director of Communications Lauren Surley advised Neighborhood Influence in an electronic mail.

“In response to the continuing well being and security danger the failed septic system poses to the neighborhood, there’s a potential that town of San Marcos can be pressured to chop off water service to the buying heart, however that call remains to be pending motion on the a part of the property homeowners,” Surley mentioned.

In March 2022, Tom Holman, one of many property homeowners of the land and enterprise subsequent to the Crestwood Heart, went earlier than the Metropolis Council to request annexation into town.

“We’re asking for annexation as a result of we have now an settlement that I didn’t understand after we purchased the property with the adjoining property proprietor, and we have now to course of all their sewer on-site. It’s turn into an issue; the septic system is out of date, and it is overflowing,” Holman mentioned. “By annexing, we’ll be capable to tie into town sewer line. … At that time, we’ll be capable to drive the adjoining property proprietor to desert our septic system as properly, and we’ll be capable to shut it down.”

James Umstattd and Thomas Umstattd are the homeowners of the Crestwood Heart, filed underneath the enterprise identify UC2 LTD, in keeping with documentation from town of San Marcos and the Hays County Appraisal District.

On March 18, 2022, the Umstattd’s had been notified by attorneys representing Holman’s firm, Holman Farrar Holdings LLC, that they would want to make preparations for the Crestwood Heart’s water and wastewater companies.

“As a part of our consumer’s settlement with town of San Marcos, they’re required to terminate the easement settlement with you,” the assertion learn. “We are attempting to provide you as a lot discover as doable concerning the modifications which are occurring. Town of San Marcos is keen to offer water and sewer companies to your property on the identical time they start to service our consumer’s property.”

Within the months that adopted, tenants of the Crestwood Heart obtained a letter from the Hays County Improvement Providers Division notifying them of the septic system situation.

“This present septic system is failing and is deliberate to be discontinued and deserted as of March 18, 2023,” signed off by the county’s Chief Environmental Well being Specialist Eric Van Gaasbeek.

Van Gaasbeek was not out there for remark as of press time.

Mattison Payments, proprietor of Three Six Common within the Crestwood Heart, wrote a press release concerning the ongoing state of affairs to her enterprise’s web site.

“After getting two quotes from engineers, it is sure to price $1 million to connect with town sewer. Town is keen to pay $500K and no extra. Crestwood has secured $210K they usually’ve managed to get written affirmation from Hollman to pay $100K,” Payments wrote.

Christian Umstattd, property supervisor of the Crestwood Heart, advised Neighborhood Influence that they’re working to lift the remaining close to $200,000 to be able to hook up with town’s sewer system and maintain the middle in enterprise.

“We are attempting the whole lot we are able to to maintain the companies working,” Umstattd mentioned. “We do not need it to go down.”

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