Abbeville Downtown Strategic Plan: Abbeville, LA

Client: City of Abbeville

Summary: Extensive research, a comprehensive audit, public outreach, and thorough analysis led to the creation of a strategic plan focused on improving the quality of life and fostering economic prosperity for the citizens of Abbeville. The project’s main challenge was to preserve its rich cultural history and minimize negative impacts from new development while simultaneously stimulating economic growth.

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Services:

  • A walking tour of Downtown Abbeville Historic District and the Abbeville Residential Historic District aided the process of assessing the existing conditions and attributes. Existing conditions and unique characteristics of Abbeville were explored and mapped for further analysis.
  • A variety of methods were used to engage public and stakeholder participation, including benchmarking surveys, a walking tour with community leaders, and public open houses.
  • A strategic plan was created to serve as a framework for future development that preserves the city’s assets and improves quality of life. The plan encouraged healthy growth and ease of access across the larger regional context of the city.
  • Developed several schematic designs for key city components recognized in the strategic plan to create a unified vision for future development.
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