What do you want San Marcos look like in 2035?
San Marcos residents are invited to show city planners where they would like to see the community grow in the coming decades at two sessions on Wednesday, Aug. 29 at Dunbar Community Center, 801 W. MLK Drive from 1-4 p.m. and 5:30-8:30 p.m.
“This is an important step in developing our comprehensive master plan,” said Matthew Lewis, director of Planning and Development Services. “Through this exercise, residents will determine where growth and preservation should occur.
At the growth/preservation allocation (GPA) exercise, participants will place blocks representing 33,000 people and the associated commercial space on large maps showing where they would like to see future growth in the city. Different sized blocks will represent high- and low- density development.
Transportation corridors, new commercial areas, and major centers of activity will also be identified during the exercise.
“We have, among other things, a growing university and unique physical environment to work with when we’re planning for our future population,” Lewis said. “We want this to be a fun and challenging exercise that will show us how the public wants to accommodate our projected growth while protecting our natural resources, preserving our city’s unique character and vibrant neighborhoods, and encouraging economic prosperity.”
The outcome of the GPA will be used to develop alternative growth scenarios that will be tested against one another during the Design Rodeo Sept. 10 – 14 at the San Marcos Activity Center. They will be refined and narrowed to one preferred scenario that will be the heart of the new comprehensive plan.
For more information on the GPA exercise, Design Rodeo, or the comprehensive plan call 393-8230, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.sanmarcostx.gov/dream.
— FROM THE CITY OF SAN MARCOS