Pilot parking program in San Marcos seeks to aid downtown businesses

The program will last through Jan. 11 and then be evaluated by city officials regarding its continuance. (Courtesy city of San Marcos)
The program will last through Jan. 11 and then be evaluated by city officials regarding its continuance. (Courtesy city of San Marcos)

The program will last through Jan. 11 and then be evaluated by city officials regarding its continuance. (Courtesy city of San Marcos)

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A new pilot program designed to help San Marcos businesses recover from the effects of COVID-19 will begin Oct. 12.

A press release from the city of San Marcos states the 90-Day Curbside Parking Pilot Program, a project from the city’s Main Street Program, will create 15-minute curbside parking spaces in areas of downtown where businesses are already providing curbside service.

“We created temporary curbside parking signage at the start of the pandemic, and both businesses and their customers appreciated this,” said Josie Falletta, downtown coordinator for Main Street, in the release. “This pilot will support businesses as they continue to make sales via curbside services, a strategy that has allowed many stores to weather this pandemic.”

The program will last through Jan. 11 and then be evaluated by city officials regarding its continuance. Seven signs and 14 parking spaces will be allocated throughout downtown San Marcos for the program.

A map from the city shows the signs and parking spaces will be along South LBJ Drive, North Guadalupe Street and West San Antonio Street.


Those seeking more information on the program may email [email protected].
By Brian Rash
Brian has been a reporter and editor since 2012. He wrote about the music scene in Dallas-Fort Worth before becoming managing editor for the Graham Leader in Graham, Texas, in 2013. He relocated to Austin, Texas, in 2015 to work for Gatehouse Media's large design hub. He became the editor for the Lake Travis-Westlake publication of Community Impact in August 2018. From there he became a dual-market editor for Community Impact's New Braunfels and San Marcos-Buda-Kyle editions. Brian is now a senior editor for the company's flagship papers, the Round Rock and Pflugerville-Hutto editions.


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