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A Vision Plan for the Alamo, Texas, Downtown District

A Vision Plan for the Alamo, Texas, Downtown District

Alamo, Texas
Project Sponsor: Alamo Economic Development Corporation
Completed: 2010

The first chapter of the report defines the regional context, history, architecture, and strategic planning efforts undertaken by the City of Alamo. It also discusses the importance of Main Street architecture and style. The second chapter offers recommendations for the future redevelopment of the downtown district and possible alternative adaptive building reuses. The establishment of new plazas, revitalized streetscape and building façade improvements are reviewed in terms of their cultural and economic impact. The third chapter reviews the background of the Vision Plan with discussions of demographics, economic conditions, education, and traffic circulation. The City of Alamo is located in the Rio Grande Valley east and south of McAllen on U.S. Highway 83.

Vision Concept for Downtown Pecos, Texas

Vision Concept for Downtown Pecos, Texas

Pecos, Texas
Project Sponsor: Pecos Economic Development Corporation
Collaborator: Rural Business Program – Institute for Economic Development
Completed: August 2010

This study is a Vision Plan for the redevelopment of the Pecos, Texas Downtown Business District. The Plan examines how to bring in new businesses and set the stage for a more comprehensive planning effort to restore the downtown district. Specific recommendations include new Main Street initiatives; a museum pavilion and plaza, community playhouse, transportation and rodeo museum and an improved streetscape.

A 2010 Vision Plan for Encinal, Texas

A 2010 Vision Plan for Encinal, Texas

Encinal, Texas
Project Sponsor: City of Encinal, Texas
Collaborator: Rural Business Program – Institute for Economic Development
Completed: 2010

This study develops a community vision plan that assists the City of Encinal in defining a location for a new civic center and helps set the stage for additional business and economic growth. Recommendations include a preliminary vision for an expanded city hall, civic center complex and plaza, and renovation of the historic James Mercantile Building. Also included in the study is a comprehensive community business and economic assessment, and a long-range strategy designed to expand economic and business development in the community.