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Downtown Revitalization Efforts
Why is League City's downtown important?
Downtown areas are the most recognizable part of any city.  It provides us with an opportunity to make a positive statement
about our community and often serves as a community gathering spot.  People choose a to live in a community because it's
the area they feel most at home and have a sense of belonging.  


Downtown areas serve as a pacesetter for the City's overall economy and culture.  Preserving League City's rich history,
community connections and making our City a tourist destination will play a crucial role as the City continues to grow.


Looking for details on the proposed downtown revitalization efforts?  Read below or download Revitalizing Historic League City.
 
What would the revitalization efforts consist of?
The conceptual plan for Phase 1 proposes downtown redevelopment within the boundaries of FM 518 from State Highway 3
to Iowa Avenue and on Park Avenue from East Wilkins Street to just north of 3rd Street.  Renderings of the proposed
redevelopments are included in the presentation provided to City Council on May 10, 2016.  Redevelopment plans include: 

  • Main Street (Highway 3 to Park Avenue)
     -  Downtown entryway with gateway sign, pedestrian plazas, key entry markers and new/redeveloped buildings
     -  Pedestrian crossings at intersections 
     -  Mixed-use development (e.g., lofts and retail) framing the roadway
     -  Parking improvements on public right-of-way and at rear or side of developed buildings
     -  Enhanced streetscaping
  • Main Street (Park Avenue to Iowa Avenue)
     -  Maintain Butler Oaks' health and vitality
     -  Improved streetscaping (i.e., period lighting, benches, bike racks, wayfinding signage)
     -  Tree canopy enhancement
     -  Pedestrian crossings
     -  Development framing roadway

  • Park Avenue
     -  Repavement and safety improvements of Park Avenue and Main Street Intersection; intersection renamed to
'Milby's Corner' after Milby Butler who was George W. Butler's son and a well-known longhorn breeder. 
     -  Street parking expansion includes angled and paralleled parking along Park Avenue
     -  Enhanced streetscaping (i.e., period lighting, trees, benches, bike facilities, and wayfinding signage)
     -  Retail/residential wrapped parking garage 

  • League Park
     -  Enhanced League Park that serves a destination and entertainment area (e.g., Farmer's Market, live performances, events, concerts, etc.)        -  Muldoon's Run named after Miguel Muldoon who was an Irish Catholic priest and one of the earliest land owners in League City
     -  Connection between League Park and Walding Station
     -  Trail connecting to trail head
     -  Basketball court relocation 
     -  Water plaza / splash pad 
     -  Redeveloped office space for restaurant use
     -  Protection of existing trees and gazebo
     -  Historic themed touchstone piece (Lucky Longhorn sculpture)
     -  Additional sprucing up and updating


DOWNTOWN REVITALIZATION PROPOSED RENDERINGS

Park Avenue 
Park Avenue Redevelopment Rendering


Main Street
Main Street Redevelopment Rendering


Main Street Enhanced Streetscape

Main Street Enhanced Streetscape Rendering


Entryway Sign
Entryway Sign Proposal


Fountain

Fountain Proposal


USEFUL LINKS
Downtown Revitalization Presentation
City Council Meeting Recording - May 10, 2016
City Council Meeting Agenda - May 10, 2016
Downtown Revitalization Public Meeting Presentation
League City 'Roadmap to the Future' 
Main Street Implementation Plan
Professional Services Agreement with Huitt-Zollars, Inc.