Two distinct phases. One community. Zero problems for growth.
Freese and Nichols created a Land Development Code for the City of San Marcos, the first update to the City’s development regulations in more than 20 years. A two-phase strategic planning approach was utilized to prepare the Land Development Code.
Phase I included planning, engineering, legal analysis and diagnosis of San Marcos’ existing ordinances; interrelationships between different components of the overall regulatory system; administrative review procedures; the City’s sector plans; and future growth patterns.
Phase II included the production and adoption of the new Land Development Code and Zoning Map. The code was organized into major divisions that followed the City’s general land use powers such as zoning regulations, subdivision regulations, environmental regulations and new administrative procedures that comply with State laws. Notably, the code also included the necessary elements to properly prepare and implement the new code.