The Town of South Padre Island is currently undertaking a redevelopment initiative to transform Padre Boulevard and the Entertainment District. Approximately 2 months ago, the Gateway Planning Team was engaged by the Board of Aldermen to create a master plan and form-based code to encourage redevelopment of both areas. The goal of the initiative is to establish a vibrant vision for the corridor and the Entertainment District as destinations in the community and the region.

In addition to encouraging sustainable economic development, this initiative will lead to streamlining development standards to implement the vision. Over the next few months, the Design Team will engage the community in creating a vision plan and recommend implementation tools. The first step in creating this vision is the Community Design Workshop that has been scheduled from June 9 - 16, 2010.

The Gateway Planning Team has been on the ground since March and has presented its preliminary findings to a joint worksession of the Form-Based Code Commission and the Padre Boulevard Implentation Committee. The links to this and other presentations are located to the right. Please check back periodically for more information on this page.


Reference Documents

TxDOT Project Development Process Manual

TxDOT Urban Thoroughfares Committee Status Report

Texas Transportation Commission Minute Order

South Padre Form-Based Codes Ordinance


April 27, 2010 presentation
to the joint work session of the Form-based Code Commission & Padre Boulevard Implementation Committee (pdf, 4.5 mb)

April 29, 2010 presentation
to the South Padre Chamber of Commerce (pdf, 7 mb)