The City of San Marcos is currently in the process of reviewing the San Marcos Development Code for potential updates. Information on Development Code updates as they are proposed will be posted on this page. If you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Proposed Updates: There are no current on-going updates.
November 3, 2021 Historic Preservation Updates (Ord. 2021-88): The City Council approved updates to the Development Code regarding several topics as follows:
Posted Notice for Certificate of Appropriateness Requests: related to requiring posted notice of public hearings for Certificates of Appropriateness
Demolition by Neglect: related to removal of the requirement allowing these types of cases once a quarter and requiring Certified Mail be sent to the property owner notifying them of the Demolition by Neglect findings
For details on the adoption, please utilize the below links:
March 16, 2021 Turfgrass (Ord. 2021-05) and Irrigation (Ord. 2021-06) Requirements: The City Council approved updates to the Development Code and City Code regarding water conservation enhancements related to limiting the amount of turfgrass in new development and revising the irrigation requirements. For additional information, please contact Jan Klein, Conservation Coordinator.
View City Council Meetings and Videos (11.4.2020; 1.19.2021; 3.16.2021)
March 16, 2021 Downtown Design (Ord. 2021-16): The City Council approved updates to the Development Code and Design Manual regarding downtown architectural design standards and guidelines. View information regarding the project and adopted redlines on the project webpage.