New momentum for San Marcos Creek District |

New momentum for San Marcos Creek District

City secures $26M in grants; first project approved

— After years of inactivity because of the economy and the demise of redevelopment agencies, there’s new momentum this year behind plans to create a large shopping and housing district on a 217-acre flood plain in the heart of San Marcos.

City officials recently secured $26 million in federal and state grants needed for $47 million in infrastructure work aimed at making the mostly empty area more appealing to developers.

That work is expected to begin in fall 2016 and conclude two years later, said Mike Edwards, the city’s director of public works.

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