Gonzales council to discuss Downtown Mixed Use zoning, Lynn Theatre sale


The Gonzales City Council will meet for their next regularly scheduled meeting Thursday, Jan. 19 with huge agenda items to be discussed.

One of the big items in the upcoming meeting is a presentation regarding action to rezone for Downtown Mixed Use (DMU).

In February 2021 the council adopted an updated zoning ordinance; the updated zoning ordinance included a new zoning disitrict for downtown Gonzales called the DMU.

Since adopting the new DMU district, there have been properties who have requested to be changed, and were changed, to the new zoning designation.

“City staff feels that most of the commercially used properties in the downtown area would greatly benefit from rezoning to DMU,” City Manager Tim Crow stated in a notice to council members. “To help kick start the use of this district and continue to encourage the preservation of existing buildings, renovation, and revitalization of downtown, staff would like to provide an opportunity to property owners of downtown commercially used property to voluntarily rezone to DMU free of charge.”

In other big agenda items, the council will discuss alternative grants for a construction of a pedestrian trial along Church Street, and will make the final decision on the status of the Lynn Theatre.