Galveston Livable Centers Planning Study

Study Summary and Goals

The Galveston Study provides analysis and recommendations for infill development, land use, and infrastructure investments to revitalize a 15-block segment of Downtown Galveston. Specifically, the study recommends:

  • Encouraging neighborhood character and walkability with a wayfinding program, redesigned streets, a neighborhood grocery store, and a new civic plaza.
  • Investing in connectivity with a high-frequency streetcar network, streetscape improvements between Downtown and UTMB, and bike infrastructure that connects to the Seawall.
  • Rezoning the area to enable mixed-use development and create a new economic development entity to implement the plan recommendations.

Download the Galveston Livable Centers Study.

Study Area Map

The Galveston study area is located between the Strand and University of Texas Medical Branch and is bounded by 14th Street and 19th Street.


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Local Partners

Galveston Housing Authority
Historic Downtown Strand Seaport Partnership

Lead Consultant

Morris Architects