The city of Katy is seeking public input this weekend for a potential entertainment district near Katy’s historic rice dryers.

The overview

In the process of creating the city’s 2040 comprehensive plan, planning firm Kendig Keast Collaborative developed a future land use and character map in March 2023, which noted three potential mixed-use areas, including the KT Entertainment District Mixed Use area north of Hwy. 90 near the Katy rice dryers, Community Development Director Ian Clowes said in an email.

At a Jan. 8 meeting, Katy City Council signed an $85,000 agreement with KKC to create a plan for the proposed district, Community Impact reported.

Other suggested mixed-use areas include the Boardwalk District and the Main Street Mixed-Use area in south central Katy, according to the comprehensive plan.

Get involved

Residents are invited to stop by the city’s booth at Katy Market Day this Saturday, June 15 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. to share their thoughts and suggestions regarding the proposed entertainment district around the dryers, according to a Facebook post by the city.

Those unable to attend the Market Day event on Saturday are encouraged to send general questions and feedback to [email protected].

Next steps

The draft plan is expected to be complete by late summer and will go to City Council for final approval this fall, Clowes said.