City of San Marcos, California

Population (Year): 94926  (2021)

The City of San Marcos faces several key infrastructure challenges, including maintaining and upgrading its aging transportation infrastructure, improving access to public transit and other transportation options, addressing stormwater management and flood protection issues, ensuring reliable and sustainable water supply and treatment infrastructure, upgrading public facilities such as parks, community centers, and libraries, and managing the impacts of natural disasters such as wildfires and floods. Additionally, the city must balance the need for infrastructure improvements with the cost of these projects, while also ensuring that residents and businesses have access to safe and reliable infrastructure services that support economic growth and quality of life in the community. The city also faces challenges in providing affordable housing, addressing homelessness, and promoting economic development and job growth, particularly in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

City of San Marcos

Sample Highlights from the Capital Improvement Plan

Project ID

Project Title

Project Start Year

Project Description

Project Spend Total

Page Ref

Project Satus


“Airport Water/Wastewater Main Re-routing”


“Construct new 10-inch/12-inch wastewater mains, to convey municipal airport
flows into the existing City owned 18-inch wastewater main near the railroad.
WWMP#19. Rerouting of existing services from airport facilities are included to
facilitate future development and replacing ageing service lines. Extend 12” water
main from dead end at the Airport to the railroad tracks near LS#46 WMP#30”



Not Started


Belvin Street Improvementsn


“Belvin Street improvements to include waterline and wastewater
upsize/replacement from Johnson to Southside of Scott street, and on
streets/alleys between Belvin to Hopkins. Stormwater improvements will be
added on Belvin and connect to 6’x4’ box culvert on Travis Street. Belvin will be
receive a full depth reconstruction with sidewalks to accommodate stormwater
improvements. Sidewalk gaps will be closed on Mitchell and Endicott.”



Not Started


“Downtown Alley Reconstruction Ph 2”


“Reconstruct the remaining Kissing Alley between Guadalupe and LBJ from
Hutchison to University Dr, approx. 400 LF. The alley will be constructed in 2027,
with possible concrete pavement. All utilities will be replaced and overhead electric
and telecom will be converted to underground along Kissing Alley between
Hutchison and University Dr including UG conversion along University Dr to the riser
pole just northwest of University/LBJ intersection . Possible TIRZ funding. May
include green infrastructure.”



Not Started


“East Guadalupe Neighborhood Improvements”


“Area between Cheatham Street/IH 35 and Guadalupe Street/CM Allen. Replace
water and wastewater that is not PVC to 8” or larger, depending on what is
required by the Master Plans. Drainage improvement per the Master Plan. Replace
sidewalks as needed to meet current ADA requirements. Convert overhead electric
to underground. Include 3” fiber conduit per IT master plans.”



Not Started


“Gary Job Corp Lift Station (LS #46) Decommissioning and Water main extension”


“This project consists of decommissioning Lift Station #46, located along Railroad
Ave. south of Arnold Ave. by constructing a new 18-inch, 21-inch, and 24-inch
wastewater main to reroute flow to the Highway 80 Lift Station. Depending on the
schedule of the SMART Terminal this will be a developer driven project with City
participation. WWMP#30. Extend 12” water main from LS#46 to the proposed
Highway 80 Lift Station. WMP#30”



Not Started

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  1. A listing of the capital projects or equipment to be purchased
  2. The projects ranked in order of preference
  3. The plan for financing the projects
  4. A timetable for the construction or completion of the project
  5. Justification for the project
  6. Explanation of expenses for the project
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