Design of infrastructure projects to improve flood resiliency in the city of San Marcos could begin this year, after the City Council provided direction to staff to move forward with the five projects recommended by the city’s disaster recovery consultant, AECOM, Monday night.
The council will have to formally adopt an amendment to its action plan, a document required by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, which provided a $25.08 million disaster recovery grant to the city last year. Once the amended action plan is accepted by HUD, design work can begin.
AECOM ranked the various projects using a matrix that took into account project cost, the number of structures benefited and permitting requirements. The details, including cost and schedule, for the top five projects are as follows: