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Baytown, TX 77520

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The purpose of this document is to illustrate the overall vision of Downtown Baytown to the community and enable the City, property owners and citizens tomake informed decisions about future developments and enhancements. The Downtown Master Plan: Area One was developed to address issues of an aging downtown infrastructure, dilapidated structures and lack of a current market for Downtown. The streetscape improvement plan capitalizes on the existing assets of the area while providing a framework for future development. The plan will use public investment to increase the economic vitality of downtown and create a new image and sense of identity for Downtown Baytown. The changes and improvements outlined in this document will require careful coordination so that the City can invigorate the center of the city and enhance the quality of life for residents and visitors.  Click here (PDF 20MB) to view/download the plan in PDF format.

Arts, Cultural and Entertainment District (ACE)

On March 24, 2011, the City Council created a new zoning category that promotes the vision set forth in the Downtown Master Plan.  The ordinance amends Chapter 130 "Zoning" of the Code of Ordinances, Baytown, Texas, to create the Arts, Cultural and Entertainment (ACE) District and to establish regulations for the district.  The ordinance includes the following items:
1.    Permitted uses;
2.    Definitions; and
3.    Setback standards.
In applying the new ACE zoning district to land, a mistake was made in notifying the affected land owners.  Now, the Planning and Zoning Commission and the City Council will hold public hearings on September 21 and October 11, 2011, respectively to correct any notice issues.  These hearings specifically address the proposed application of the ACE district to land as shown on the map below.
Click here for the ACE District boundary map.



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