Cy-Fair ISD makes progress on new, updated facilities from May 2019 bond

Several major construction projects are underway in Cy-Fair ISD with completion dates set throughout 2022. Elementary School No. 57 was included in the district’s 2014 bond, and the remaining following projects are part of the $1.76 billion bond program voters approved in May 2019. More than $258 million was dedicated to instructional and support facilities.

Exhibit Center renovations are underway. (Courtesy Cy-Fair ISD)

1. Exhibit Center renovations
: A nearly 9,000-square-foot addition will bring the facility’s capacity from 600 to 1,593, including stadium-style and floor seating. The expansion also includes more restrooms and meeting space.

Estimated completion: April

Cost: $8.98 million

The Brautigam Center is being expanded with a new career and technical education space. (Courtesy Cy-Fair ISD)

2. Brautigam Center addition
: A career and technical education expansion project is underway at the Brautigam Center. The 12,000-square-foot addition will include labs and shop spaces. This campus serves students ages 16-21 who are catching up on graduation credits or working to graduate in less than four years.

Estimated completion: July

Cost: $6.64 million

Elementary School No. 57 will open next year in Bridgeland. (Rendering courtesy Cy-Fair ISD)

3. Elementary School No. 57
: A new two-story elementary school is under construction on a 16.7-acre tract in the Bridgeland area. The campus will feed into Smith Middle School and Bridgeland High School.

Estimated completion: August

Cost: $32.6 million

A new transportation center is under construction near Cypress Woods High School. (Courtesy Cy-Fair ISD)

4. Transportation Center No. 6
: Cy-Fair ISD’s sixth transportation center is under construction next to Cypress Woods High School. The project includes a new facility with administrative space, vehicle service space, mechanical and support spaces, covered bus parking, a bus fueling station and a two-story training center.

Estimated completion: December

Cost: $28.48 million

An 85,000-square-foot facility will serve the district with a 1,500-seat auditorium. (Rendering courtesy Cy-Fair ISD)

5. Visual & Performing Arts Center
: An 85,000-square-foot facility will serve the district with a 1,500-seat auditorium, a small secondary theater, a dance studio and fine arts support spaces.

Estimated completion: December

Cost: $51.14 million

The new districtwide administration building and Visual & Performing Arts Center are located next to Cy-Fair High School (Courtesy Cy-Fair ISD)

Mark Henry, Ed.D. Administration Building
: Located on the same property as the new Visual & Performing Arts Center, the 220,000-square-foot project features a five-story office tower for district employees as well as a 250-seat board room, a conference center and a video production studio on the first floor.

Estimated completion: November

Cost: $58.79 million
By Danica Lloyd

Editor, Cy-Fair

Danica joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in 2016. As editor, she continues to cover local government, education, health care, real estate, development, business and transportation in Cy-Fair. Her experience prior to CI includes studying at the Washington Journalism Center and interning at a startup incubator in D.C., serving as editor-in-chief of Union University's student magazine and online newspaper, reporting for The Jackson Sun and freelancing for other publications in Arkansas and Tennessee.