Focus Group Kickoff Meetings

April 2020 Focus Group Meetings

As part of the update to the downtown design guidelines and standards, the city and consultants, Winter and Company, hosted three focus group meetings to discuss the vision for future design in the downtown area. For the safety of all residents amidst COVID-19, these meetings were hosted as an online interactive virtual meetings with the following groups:

  • Historic Preservation Commission and Heritage Association Officers
  • Main Street Advisory Board
  • Downtown Association Board
Zoom Photos

Big Ideas / Key Take-Aways

After a short presentation of the project background and objectives, each group discussed a series of questions regarding strengths of and issues raised by recent development, the downtown design contexts, and the existing standards and guidelines documents. Historic preservation questions and questions regarding the public realm were addressed by the appropriate groups. All questions focused on downtown San Marcos, defined by the design contexts map stretching from I-35 to the University.

Check out an overview of big ideas and key points from the focus group meetings.

Focus Group - Key Points

Focus Group - Key Points
Downtown Design Stakeholder Meeting: Historic Preservation Commission and Heritage Association Officers
Wednesday, April 15, 2020 from 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. hosted online via ZOOM.
Downtown Design Stakeholder Meeting: Main Street Advisory Board
Thursday, April 16, 2020 from 10 a.m. - 11 a.m., hosted online via ZOOM.
Downtown Design Stakeholder Meeting: Downtown Association Board
Thursday, April 16, 2020 from 2 p.m. – 3 p.m., hosted online via ZOOM.