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Commission to discuss demolition review

Historic Preservation Commission to discuss City Council's new demolition review process, consider establishing Office of Historic Preservation
Thursday, July 11, 2019

The San Marcos Historic Preservation Commission will meet Thursday to discuss recommendations to the San Marcos City Council for a historic demolition review process. 

Additionally, the commission is set to discuss the establishment of an Office of Historic Preservation as a standalone city department. The Office of Historic Preservation currently exists as part of the Planning and Development Services.

Thursday’s meeting follows the adoption of temporary ordinance 2019-19 by the City Council on June 27, which places a 90-day delay on historic building demolitions. At the council meeting, the council requested that the Historic Preservation Commission provide recommendations for historic demolition review processes following the commission’s July 11 meeting. The commission's purpose is to recommend, promote and approve “the appropriateness and integrity of the seven existing historical districts designed by the City of San Marcos.”

In other business, the commission will consider approving the My Historic SMTX Survey, a survey compiled by the City which identifies historic resources that are over 50 years in age. The survey began in 2018, and is intended to be used to help future planning and development initiatives, according to the My Historic SMTX website

The commission will meet Thursday at 5:45 p.m. in City Hall Council Chambers at 630 East Hopkins Street. 

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