The City of San Marcos is conducting a historic resources survey in efforts to identify and document historic-age resources (50 years of age and older) and help develop recommendations to help the City make decisions about historic resources for future planning and development initiatives. Beginning November 2018, surveyors will begin work within designated areas.
Historic resources can be districts, sites, buildings, structures and objects that are significant in American history, architecture, archeology, engineering and culture.
A historic resources survey is:
Source: Texas Historical Commission
Historic resources surveys have been conducted in San Marcos the past. Previously surveyed areas are documented in three prior survey reports: the 1992 City of San Marcos Historic District Survey, the 1996 Historic Resources Survey of the Dunbar and East Guadalupe Neighborhoods and the 1997 San Marcos Heritage Resources Survey.
A historic resources survey will provide guidance on historically and culturally significant resources in the City that can be used for future policy making. A historic resources survey does not:
The City of San Marcos has contracted Hicks & Company Environmental, Archeological, and Planning Consultants of Austin, Texas, to complete a historic resources survey for the City. A sub-consultant on the project will be Terracon.