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Vision SMTX Comprehensive Plan Rewrite
The 2020 comprehensive plan rewrite will update the current comprehensive plan, Vision San Marcos, to create a visionary policy document that guides long-term decision-making for key components in San Marcos such as housing, the environment, transportation, and land use. The update will include significant public engagement plan to obtain input from the public, stakeholders, and organizations in San Marcos throughout the planning process.
Comprehensive Plan - Vision San Marcos
Vision San Marcos: A River Runs Through Us was adopted by the City of San Marcos City Council on April 16, 2013 following over a year of public outreach and involvement. The Adopting Ordinance includes interim guides for immediate use of the plan and a comparison table which links the Plan to the City’s existing codes.
The Planning Department has been focused on implementing some of the major recommendations of the Downtown Master Plan.
SMTX 4 All
The purpose of the Housing Task Force is to assist the City Council's Committee on Workforce Housing in developing a strategic action plan aimed at addressing the continuum of housing needs in San Marcos.
Small Area Plan Program
The purpose of the San Marcos Small Area Plan Program is to help fulfill the Vision San Marcos, Comprehensive Plan recommendation to "Ensure that neighborhoods retain their existing character and follow development and re-development patterns desired by the residents."
Find out more about annexation and ETJ management, downtown planning, parklets, sidewalk cafes and more.
Click here to view data, presentations and reports about new development and building in San Marcos.
Codes and Ordinances