San Marcos Development Code

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Section General


This Development Code was adopted for the purposes of promoting the public health, safety, morals and general welfare, and protecting and preserving places and areas of environmental, historical, cultural and/or architectural importance and significance within the city limits. Section Zoning Districts The districts established under and pursuant to this Development Code have been designed to lessen the congestion in the streets, to secure safety from fire, panic and other dangers, to ensure adequate light and air, to prevent the overcrowding of land and thus avoid undue concentration of population, and to facilitate the adequate provision of transportation, water supply, wastewater treatment, schools, parks and other public requirements, and are established with reasonable consideration for, among other things, the character of each district and its suitability for the particular uses specified, conserving the value of buildings and environmentally sensitive features, and encouraging the most appropriate use of land throughout the City.

Section Official Name

This Subpart B of the San Marcos, Texas, City Code, as may be amended, shall be officially known and cited as the “Land Development Code of San Marcos, Texas”. It may be referred to as the “Development Code” or herein simply, “this Development Code.” Section Authority This Development Code is adopted pursuant to the statutory authority conferred by and pursuant to the Texas Local Government Code, as amended, and pursuant to and in accordance with the City’s Comprehensive Plan entitled “Vision San Marcos - A River Runs Through Us,” adopted April 16, 2013, as amended (“Comprehensive Plan”). This Development Code implements the Comprehensive Plan. Section Consistency with Comprehensive Plan The City Council has determined that this Development Code is consistent with the Comprehensive Plan. Section Effective Date This Development Code, as may be amended, shall take effect on _________. Section Amendment & Restatement of Previous Land Development Code and Smartcode As of the effective date, this Development Code shall supersede, amend and restate in its entirety the Land Development Code previously adopted as Subpart B on December 13, 2004, as amended, and the San Marcos Smartcode previously adopted as Subpart C, of the San Marcos, Texas, City Code on May 3, 2011, as amended.


San Marcos Development Code Adopted April 17, 2018

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