Renovations to Katy’s historic town square continue with an upcoming project to enhance the city’s Visitors Center, located at 5718 Second St.

At a June 26 meeting, City Council members approved a $61,000 grant application for the Katy Convention & Tourism Bureau to fund the basic architecture and engineering design of 1,200-1,500 square feet of space at the Visitors Center. The CTB approved the action June 21.

According to the application, the design will encompass a storyline that showcases both Katy’s history and future. VLK Architects will execute this work in six phases:
  • Programming
  • Schematic design
  • Design development
  • Construction documents
  • Bidding and permitting
  • Construction administration
VLK Architects has also worked with Katy ISD to design the school district's Gerald D. Young Agricultural Sciences Center, Legacy Stadium and Bethke Elementary School.

The exhibit will be composed of both physical and digital elements, such as display cases, media experiences and other graphic components, according to project documents.