Cape's Dam

On Oct. 4, 2018 the Historic Preservation Commission voted to recommend that Cape's Dam be designated a historical landmark as outlined in Chapter 2, Article 5, Division 4 of the San Marcos Development Code.

Next Steps

  • Discussion at Parks Board on Oct. 18, 2018 (as a formality, not required by Code, no legal bearing on the request)
  • P&Z – Nov. 13, 2018 for public hearing and recommendation
  • City Council – Dec. 4, 2018 for public hearing and consideration

The City had previously planned to remove the dam with full financial support from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. 

  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife was agency leading effort for Dam removal including obtaining all necessary permits
  • Permitting process for removal of the Dam is no longer occurring
  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife withdrew all financial support for project
  • City is reassessing options and coordinating with Hays County to explore options
  • City Council action – To be determined and scheduled

Studies & Resources

Permits & Applications