The City of San Marcos, the Greater San Marcos Partnership, and Texas State University partnered with the Austin District Council of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) to conduct a Technical Assistance Panel (TAP) to examine land use along the San Marcos River and offer recommendations for ways to unlock economic potential by making the river more connected to downtown and creating pedestrian-focused places that are more easily accessible to residents and visitors.
- Recommend strategies to activate the San Marcos River and adjacent land, making it more connected to downtown and creating pedestrian-focused places that are easily accessible to residents and visitors.
- Identify best practices and recommend innovative, sustainable and economically viable land-use solutions to leverage the river parks system for the economic benefit to the City.
- Identify best practices and recommend sustainable funding strategies for the maintenance and operation of the river parks system.
Special thanks to our panelists for their service as part of this TAP:
|TAP Chair||Allen Wise, IBC Bank (Local Citizen)|
|Land Planner||Chris Crawford, RVi Planning & Landscape Architecture|
|Local Environmentalist||Nick Dornak, The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment|
|Expert in Local Property Values||Mark Shields, Primus Real Estate (Local Citizen)|
|Expert on Land Development Finance||Rick Rosenberg, Development Planning & Financing Group, Inc. (DPFG)|
TAP’s at ULI Austin
Please contact Paulette Gibbins with any ideas for additional Technical Assistance Panels in the greater Austin area. ULI expertise can provide an unbiased view of land use and real estate issues. We have the ability to garner advice and participation from around the country to apply to local challenges.