Landscape architecture students' design concepts are informing improvements to Montgomery's historic downtown.

Major improvements to Montgomery’s historic downtown, based in part on design concepts presented by landscape architecture students to the town’s residents in December 2019, are in the early stages of development.

The concepts were created in a class led by landscape architecture faculty Ryun Jung Lee and Dongying Li.

Students created the concepts with input from Montgomery County residents, who expressed what sort of improvements they were looking for in five public meetings.

The effort was part of a partnership between Texas Target Communities, a College of Architecture outreach unit whose urban planning students assist small communities that lack full time urban planning staff, and Texas Sea Grant, which unites federal, state, and higher education resources to create knowledge, tools, products and services that benefit Texas.