Projects & Programs
The City of San Marcos completed a Needs Assessment and Action Plan for the Community Development Block Grant - Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) program. This process, which included citizen input helped the City create a list of eligible, sustainable projects and programs for the CDBG-DR program.
CDBG-DR Projects (through Amendment 13)
Single Family Owner Occupied Reconstruction
Single Family Owner Occupied New Construction
Public Housing Authority Reimbursement
For homes that were damaged by the 2015 floods: 1) Rehabilitation of single family owner occupied homes. 2) Reconstruction on owner's lot of single family owner occupied homes 3) This activity was also used for the 2017-2019 "Reconstruction on City Owned Property" program that provided for new construction of homes on City owned lots for cases in which the homeowners owned the house but not the lot on which it was located. Home constructed in 2023 under that program are now contained in the new "SFOO New Construction" activity.
SFOO New Construction
Construction of 4 new homes for applicants affected by the 2015 Floods. Applicants reside in mobile homes and do not own the land the mobile homes are located. New homes will be placed on City-owned property that will be deeded to the homeowners.
Demolition and clearance of the 4 mobile homes owned by applicants who are receiving new homes in 2023 through the SFOO New Construction activity.
Public Housing Authority Reimbursement
The CDBG-DR grant will reimburse the San Marcos Public Housing Authority for the cost of eligible 2015 flood-related repairs located at C.M. Allen Homes, 795 River Road, San Marcos, Texas 78666.
Midtown/Aquarena Springs Drainage Improvements Project:
The Midtown/Aquarena Springs Drainage Improvements project consists of intersection improvements at Aquarena Springs and northbound IH-35 that include curb cuts, sidewalk and inlet improvements adjacent to a low point location combined with an inlet to send water from the north side of the intersection. A detention pond will be constructed on city-owned property south of Davis Lane to minimize storm water from affecting properties downstream. The TxDOT ditch vegetation that is currently overgrown will be cleaned out to restore the ditch to the original design capacity and to convey the necessary storm water in major and minor rainfall events for the area. The bank at the intersection of River Road and Union Pacific Railroad will be stabilized adjacent to the Blanco River to help prevent erosion.
Blanco Gardens Neighborhood Flood Mitigation:
Adding a new central storm drainage system to Conway & Barbara Drives connecting them to the existing storm drainage system, and providing a new 60-inch outfall to the San Marcos River.
This project includes:
- Addition of new storm sewer systems along Conway Street, Barbara Drive, and River Road.
- Install new inlets along River Road that connect to an existing channel parallel to the Red Point Apartments to relieve the existing storm system and tie into existing water quality treatment methods.
- Install concrete channels within the alleyways parallel to Barbara and Conway to connect to storm water pipes in River Road
- Replace adjacent outdated Water and Wastewater Infrastructure.
- Regrade and crown a portion of River Road.
- Repave areas of major underground utility upgrades.
- New diversion channel along River Road at Animal Shelter Road.
CDBG-DR pays only for the storm water portions of the project and road work resulting from the storm water infrastructure installations.
Uhland Road Infrastructure Improvements:
This project will address nuisance drainage issue along County Road, Uhland Road and parts of River Road. A storm water drainage system will be installed along County Road and Uhland Roads between IH-35 and approximately 200 feet south of the Aquarena Springs Drive intersection, with a new outfall to the Blanco River. CDBG-DR funds only the storm water portion of the project.
Blanco Riverine Regional Flood Mitigation:
Acquisition of 15 parcels and associated relocation costs related to a major regional storm water project. Engineering design was funded by the Texas Water Development Board, and construction is funded by CDBG-MIT. See CDBG-MIT for project description.
Creation of the Action Plan and feasibility analysis. Capital Improvements Planning related to Infrastructure Projects.
The administration of the CDBG-DR grant.