Kingsville, Texas: A Vision for the Future of the Downtown District

Project Sponsor: City of Kingsville, Texas (Kleberg County)
Project Team: Richard Tangum (PI), Bert Moyer, Ernest Gerlach
Collaborator: Rural Business Program – IED/UTSA
Completed: March 2017

This study centered on redeveloping and revitalizing Kingsville’s Downtown District by increasing its visitor and tourism development potential. To accomplish this the study presented a Vision Plan focused on street parking and building improvements in the historic Downtown District; creating a special events center; developing a museum cluster in the downtown area; rebranding the Downtown District; improving the district’s streetscape and signage; and, encouraging infill development strategies for new housing in the area. The study also included an Implementation Plan to provide a framework for long-term development in the Downtown District.