A healthy balance of community dynamics, a rebounding national economy and a steady flow of funding are allowing the City to make substantial progress in the fight against blight and promote restoration efforts in some of La Marque’s most historic neighborhoods. Residential revitalization isn’t a new concept - City Council, La Marque Economic Development Corporation and City staff have been working on revitalization efforts for more than a decade.
The difference is that now, La Marque’s landscape is changing. It is changing for the better. Historic downtowns across America have been witnessing a revival of sorts. Many generations, both young and old, are becoming increasingly attracted to walkable, urban environments in which to live, shop, work, interact and be entertained.
The La Marque Economic Development Corporation in conjunction with the La Marque City Council took the bold step in 2015 to undertake a comprehensive assessment of their community and the creation of a strategic plan to direct their future development and redevelopment efforts. The Downtown Project answers the call for several priority issues, including infrastructure improvements, blight reduction, expanded tax base strategy and economic development. The renewal of La Marque's historic business hub will have a direct, lasting impact on community image, quality of life and business retention. For information, email the economic development corporation or call 409-938-9255.