Environmental Workshops - March 2015

Purpose of the Environmental Workshop


The purpose of this workshop was to incorporate new and updated environmental standards that reflect the Vision set in the City's Comprehensive Plan Vision-San Marcos into Code SMTX. In coordination with the San Marcos Watershed Initiative and the Water Quality Protection Plan.

Workshop Events


  • Kick Off and Hands on Session: Tuesday, March 3, 2015
  • Hands on Session: Tuesday, March 3, 2015
  • Technical Meetings: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, March 3 to 5, 2015
  • Meetings and Pin-up: Thursday, March 5, 2015
Photos from the Hands on Session, Tuesday, March 3, 2015
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Big Ideas


  • Build While Decreasing Global Eco Footprint: Complete, compact, walkable mixed-use produces less carbon pollution
  • Incentivize Development Where City Wants it: "Preferred development areas," outside recharge area
  • Keep San Marcos Clear: Keep the river crystal clear, but add access to river, bicycle and walking paths
  • Not 1 Size Fits All With Environmental Regulations: Tailor regulations to place wider range of options, flexibility
  • Use Green Infrastructure: Green offsets grey, plants as infrastructure, cheaper than pipes