The city of Katy broke ground Jan. 30 on the much-anticipated revitalization project that will create the Katy Downtown Plaza. The project will install a new civic center, visitors center, outdoor walking museum, green space and public restrooms.

"Today is going to launch the revitalization of this area," Mayor Chuck Brawner said during his opening remarks to the ceremony.

Nash Industries will be building the site, which was designed by Turner Duran Architects.