Following the public draft stage of the project in December, 2020, staff and consultants, Winter and Company, developed the final draft of recommended changes to our existing downtown architectural standards and guidelines. This final draft incorporated revisions based on community input in December. The final draft followed a series of public meetings and was considered by the Planning and Zoning Commission and City Council for final adoption.
View the Final Draft
The Final Draft includes changes to the Development Code (standards) and Design Manual (guidelines). The documents include applicable pages with changes and are in "redlined" form to clearly show what has changed. Blue underlined text indicates new added text or graphics, and red, strike-through text indicates what is proposed to be removed.
On Tuesday, February 9, 2021 at 6 p.m. the Planning and Zoning Commission held a Virtual Public Hearing and Considered the Final Draft. To view the meeting agenda, meeting materials, and video, please click the below links. The Planning and Zoning Commission recommended approval of the draft design standards and guidelines with 5 amendments. You can view an overview of amendments within the following Memo.
On Tuesday, March 2, 2021 at 6 p.m. the San Marcos City Council held a Virtual Public Hearing and 1st Reading of the Final Draft. The City Council held a Virtual Meeting and 2nd Reading of the Final Draft on March 16, 2021. The City Council recommended approval of the design standards and guidelines with amendments. The Final Adopted standards and guidelines are linked below. To view the meeting agenda, meeting materials, and video, please click the following links:
To view the final adopted redlined changes to the design standards and guidelines as adopted by the San Marcos City Council, please click the links below. All changes will be incorporated into the San Marcos Development Code and Design Manual found HERE.