Comprehensive Plan - Vision San Marcos

Vision San Marcos: A River Runs Through Us was adopted by the City of San Marcos City Council on April 16, 2013 following over a year of public outreach and involvement. The Adopting Ordinance (PDF) included interim guides for immediate use of the plan and comparison table which linked the Plan to the City's existing codes. 

Vision San Marcos differs in style and content from other Comprehensive Plans. The Plan (PDF) itself is a concise document created for every day users with summaries of technical reports and maps (PDF). Full technical reports and other background information is found in the Addendum (PDF).
Adopting Ordinance Details
Comprehensive Plan Details
Figures Appendix Details
Addendum Details

Preferred Scenario Map


The Preferred Scenario Map (PDF) is a graphic representation of the compilation of responses received during a series of public workshops including the design rodeo. (Vision page 68)







The plan uses a framework of Vision, Goals and Objectives. The Vision Statements within the plan are a result of extensive outreach and are meant to paint a picture of the future of San Marcos. They are a statement of community values and aspirations for the future. The Goal Statements outline the general needs to achieve the visions. The Committees outlined objectives are specific, measurable and achievable actions required to reach the goals. (Vision page 33)
City of San Marcos Preferred Scenario Map
Economic Development Goals and Objectives Details

Economic Development


Economic Development Goals and Objectives (PDF): "We envision San Marcos with economic, educational and cultural opportunities that develop a stronger middle class and grow our local economy. We foresee a vibrant community that strategically leverages the University and all available community assets to support environmentally sustainable industry, technological excellence, local business development and the arts."

Environment & Resource Protection


Environment and Resource Protection Goals and Objectives (PDF): "We envision San Marcos to be a community of outstanding stewards of our irreplaceable unique natural environment. We value our resource and energy efficiency and our community's health, well being and prosperity."
Environment and Resource Protection Goals and Objectives Details
Land Use Goals and Objectives Details

Land Use


Land Use Goals and Objectives (PDF): "We envision San Marcos as a community with balanced and diverse land uses that expand our lifestyle choices while protecting and enriching our historical, cultural and natural resources."

Neighborhoods & Housing


Neighborhoods and Housing Goals and Objectives (PDF): "We envision San Marcos to have a strong, more comprehensive foundation of safe stable neighborhoods while preserving and protecting the historical, cultural and natural identities of those neighborhoods."
Neighborhoods and Housing Goals and Objectives Details
Parks, Public Spaces and Facilities Goals and Objectives Details

Parks, Public Spaces & Facilities


Parks, Public Spaces and Facilities Goals and Objectives (PDF): "We envision San Marcos with safe and attractive parks, public spaces and facilities which provide a range of amenities and experiences. We envision a connected system of parks and natural areas that focus on our unique cultural and environmental heritage."

Transportation


Transportation Goals and Objectives (PDF): "We envision San Marcos to have a connected network of efficient, safe and convenient multimodal transportation options while protecting the environment."
Transportation Goals and Objectives Details