On May 5, 2020, the City of San Marcos has adopted a temporary parklet program in downtown San Marcos, allowing businesses to temporarily convert on-street parking spaces into outdoor seating. This program aims to reactivate downtown business engagement by providing businesses with an additional visible service area which enhances the aesthetic appeal of the downtown streetscape.
Interested businesses must meet certain location and design criteria that provide a creative, safe and accessible temporary parklet. In addition, each parklet shall be no more than two parking spaces in size and no more than two parklets are allowed per block face. Participating businesses are required to follow all protocols, practices and guidelines specified in the Governor’s Report to Open Texas.Temporary parklets will be permitted through August 14, 2020.
Move SM - Park(ing) Day Installation 2019
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Apply for a Temporary Parklet
It is strongly recommended that interested businesses set up a pre-development meeting with staff prior to formally submitting their complete application. To sign-up for a meeting, please email email@example.com.
If an interested business is ready to submit a complete application, please follow the below steps: