Brawley Downtown Overlay District
City of Brawley
- Development code analysis and amendment
- Policy recommendations
- Urban design solutions and visualizations
This Demonstration Project enabled the development of a Downtown Brawley Specific Plan that evaluates development options in the City's new Downtown Overlay District.
In September 2008, the City of Brawley adopted a new General Plan, which includes the addition of a Downtown Overlay District to encourage the revitalization of Downtown Brawley. This Specific Plan will guide development and facilitate the redevelopment of approximately 110 acres of land into a more cohesive central business district generally around Plaza Park and along Main Street. In general, civic, commercial, office, and service uses are developed along Main Street; light industrial uses are adjacent to the railroad; and residential uses are developed in other locations. Several parcels remain vacant or are otherwise underutilized. In order to facilitate larger concentrations of development within Downtown, many projects will require the City’s assistance with land assembly.