On July 8, 2019, La Marque Economic Development Corporation brought a preliminary construction budget and proposed streetscape layout for the intersection of Laurel and 1st Street in La Marque's downtown Renaissance District to City Council for consideration. Council approved the plan.
This is the next step in placemaking for downtown according to the Revitalization Plan developed by Texas A&M Coastal Watershed. The street improvements at the intersection of Laurel and 1st Street will help make downtown more pedestrian-friendly. The goal is for downtown to continue to be an economic driver and gathering place for generations to come.