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Station 2:
Hopkins Street/SH 80 and the City Government Complex

Click on the segments below to view concepts for transportation and mobility improvements for each street cross section.

Improvements to the Hopkins Street/SH 80 Corridor would include features that support biking, walking and transit use. The City Government Complex would create an iconic mixed-use urban gateway into downtown San Marcos and to Texas State University.

Scroll down to view the improvement ideas for each segment along the Hopkins Street/SH 80 Corridor and share your thoughts. Click here to skip to survey questions.

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Hopkins Street/SH80 Segment 1:
Downtown to the San Marcos River

The urban street section allows for four travel lanes, while also providing for a separated bike path and wide sidewalks.

Please note: draft corridor concepts for planning purposes only and subject to change.

Avenue Concept:

A) Wide sidewalks
B) Two lanes in each direction
C) Separation strip to protect bikes from cars
D) Two-way bike path


Hopkins Street/SH 80 Segment 2:
San Marcos River to Thorpe Ln.

The “Bio-Boulevard” section is a modified version of a typical boulevard, that accommodates four travel lanes with a wide median for turn lanes and landscaping. This provides opportunity for low-impact development facilities in the median such as planting strips, to absorb and filter large amounts of stormwater runoff. Other features in this section include multi-use paths, sidewalks, and two-way bike paths.

Please note: draft corridor concepts for planning purposes only and subject to change.

“Bio-boulevard” Concept:

A) Wide sidewalks protected from roadway
B) Planting strip to separate bike lanes from sidewalks
C) Two-way protected bike lane
D) Planting strip to protect pedestrians and cyclists from traffic
E) Two lanes in each direction
F) Landscaped median to improve safety, add tree cover, and capture stormwater runoff
G) Multi-use path for bike and pedestrian connectivity


Hopkins Street/SH80 Segment 3:
Thorpe Ln. to River Rd.

The suburban street section provides four travel lanes, a median for landscaping and turn lanes, a multi-use path, a sidewalk, and planting strips for street trees.

Please note: draft corridor concepts for planning purposes only and subject to change.

Boulevard Concept:

A) Multi-use path for bike and pedestrian connectivity
B) Planting strip for protection from traffic
C) Two lanes in each direction
D) Landscaped median to improve safety, add tree cover, and capture stormwater runoff
E) Wide sidewalk protected from roadway


Hopkins Street/SH80 Segment 4:
River Rd. to SH 110

This street section provides for four travel lanes with shoulders on both sides, a multi-use path on one side, and a wide median and planting strips to absorb and filter large amounts of stormwater runoff.

Please note: draft corridor concepts for planning purposes only and subject to change.

Boulevard Concept:

A) Planting strip for protection from traffic
B) Road shoulders to improve safety
C) Two lanes in each direction
D) Landscaped median to improve safety, add tree cover, and capture stormwater runoff
E) Multi-use path for bike and pedestrian connectivity


Activity Center – City Government Complex Option A

Option A includes an upgraded City Hall building that combines the City’s current administrative offices into a modern three-story building. The new development would surround a welcoming central plaza with ample green space for gathering or for small events.

Other public buildings are replaced by a mix of flexible office and retail space (in red), and urban townhomes.

Safe, protected paths for pedestrians and cyclists are included along Hopkins Street/SH 80.

Please note: draft activity center concepts for planning purposes only and subject to change.

Features:

A) New three-story City Hall Complex
B) Mix of flexible office and retail space to replace existing municipal buildings
C) Urban townhomes for families and young professionals
D) Structured parking
E) Keep current park features north of Hopkins Street
F) Realign Charles Austin Drive for new gateway to downtown
G) Central plaza with green space
H) “Bio-Boulevard” offers medians along travel lanes to ease excess burden of stormwater runoff on water treatment systems.
I) Pedestrian crossing
J) Signalized intersection to slow traffic and create better pedestrian access to downtown


Activity Center – City Government Complex Option B

Option B includes a new City Hall Complex that is relocated north of Hopkins Street. The dog park is relocated to the property across from Thorpe Lane and incorporates the skate park into an urban plaza.

Current public buildings are replaced with mixed-use development which features commercial, office, and residential space south of Hopkins Street.

Safe, protected paths for pedestrians and cyclists are included along Hopkins Street/SH 80.

Please note: draft activity center concepts for planning purposes only and subject to change.

Features:

A) City government offices and new City Hall north of Hopkins Street
B) Mixed-use development
C) Urban townhomes to attract families and young professionals
D) Structured parking
E) Dog park moved across from Thorpe Lane and updated skate park with outdoor plaza connected to library
F) Green space with shaded areas to sit, dine, or gather
G) Realigned Charles Austin Drive for new gateway to downtown
H) “Bio-Boulevard” offers medians along travel lanes to ease excess burden of stormwater runoff on water treatment systems
I) Pedestrian crossing
J) Signalized crossing to slow traffic and create better pedestrian access to downtown

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