San Marcos - Buda - Kyle Edition | March 2020

SANMARCOS BUDA KYLE EDITION

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Dual language is seen as an additive model because it adds a language instead of subtracting a language.

VACANCY RATE

MONICA VALADEZ, DIRECTOR OF BILINGUAL EDUCATION FOR SANMARCOS CISD

FOR 2019

Language, culture taught through bilingual program Classrooms in SanMarcos, Buda and Kyle have been implementing a two-way dual-language program that teaches native Spanish- and native English-speaking students to become bilingual and biliterate. The program is designed to enrich students’ native language through writing and reading but also helps them learn a new language at an early age. “[It] gives the opportunity to really do more purposeful integration of Spanish speakers and English speakers for the purposes of not only understanding a dierent language but also appreciating a dierent language,” said Monica Valadez, director of bilingual education for San Marcos CISD. Students in the two-way dual-language pro- gram still follow the required state academic CONTINUED ON 39 BY EVELIN GARCIA

UP FROM 2.9% IN 2018 SOURCE: COSTAR GROUPCOMMUNITY IMPACT NEWSPAPER

Cheer & Chow and Ginger Sushi + Poke shuttered in 2020 in the 200 block of North LBJ Drive. The buildings are up for lease, blocks from the Texas State University campus. (Joe Warner/Community Impact Newspaper)

SanMarcos retail market trending strongwith rising base rental rates, occasional vacancies

Against a gloomy national landscape, commercial retail has been comparatively strong in the Austin metro for years, including the rapidly growing city of San Marcos, according to area commercial real estate professionals and business owners. “In this market, retail has been incredibly healthy, compared to the dour national headlines that say retail is dead,” said Sam Tenenbaum, the director of BY TAYLOR JACKSON BUCHANAN AND JOE WARNER

analytics for the CoStar Group. But as wave after wave of national retailers close, the booming local market is constantly evolving to stay more than just relevant. A six-year look at the numbers in San Marcos shows lower vacancy rates overall between 2014-19. Inventory has seen a steady climb, as have base rent prices, up more than 20 per- cent since 2014. CONTINUED ON 36

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