Appeals court deals setback to BudaFirst

TEXAS (February 8, 2010 - San Marcos News)—Buda residents wary of more industrial development than allowed by the city’s master plan and opposed to the construction of a 500,000-square-foot US Foodservice facility suffered a blow dealt by the Texas Third Court of Appeals Monday.

The court denied a rehearing for residents who want to have a city election to decide whether to repeal a city council land use change that allows light industrial uses within 95 acres of Buda extraterritorial jurisdiction (ETJ), a zone originally planned for only commercial, office and retail uses. The land use change makes possible the building of the US Foodservice facility in the Sunfield Municipal Utility District (MUD) located east of Buda.

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