City of Gonzales Downtown Revitalization Plan

EMC Planning Group prepared the urban design plan and design guidelines for downtown Gonzales. Part of an overall economic revitalization plan funded by a State Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), the urban design plan and guidelines focused on upgrading the downtown commercial district of Gonzales as a smart growth approach to expansion. Urban design improvements under implementation include street tree plantings, special paving, an entry gateway treatment, specific street furnishings and other enhancements for the two main downtown commercial streets. The design guidelines prepared provide recommendations for historic building façades and references for funding sources to help implement the recommendations.