Development: Updates to 5 Katy-area commercial real estate projects

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Here is the latest on five developments in the Katy area, including a Dominos supply chain center and an American Furniture Warehouse. (Courtesy Fotolia)

Here is the latest on five developments in the Katy area, including a Dominos supply chain center and an American Furniture Warehouse. (Courtesy Fotolia)



A new Domino’s supply chain center in Katy is slated for completion in late 2020, according to a press release. The 59,000-square-foot facility will be located at 900 Igloo Road, Katy, and will create about 85 jobs in the Katy area. The cost for construction has not been released, but developer National Property Holdings and Dominos are funding the project. The project has been in the works for a year, and construction is estimated to take place over nine or 10 months and to open by the end of 2020.

Fulshear City Council approved a new development agreement in November between the city of Fulshear and WSS-15 Fulshear Marketplace LLC. The property includes 33.3 acres divided into four areas. Areas 1 and 2 are being considered for commercial development and include roughly 12 total acres. Area 3 is to be used for drainage and trail improvements by the city and includes about 6 acres and right of way on Huggins Road. Area 4 includes about 16 acres and is to be used for residential development, but the specifics have yet to be determined. The city will invest between $100,000 and $2.5 million for the project, but the project timelines are still to be determined.

District West is a forthcoming 100-acre mixed-use development located at the southwest corner of Westpark Tollway and Peek Road, Katy. About 77,000 square feet of restaurants and businesses still need to be preleased. The completed project will also include a retail building in front of the existing Star Cinema Grill, said Robert Ferguson Jr., a partner with real estate developer Ferguson Family Partners. He added that construction for Park Westheimer Boulevard to access to the south side of District West was completed in early January, but construction for interior infrastructure has not started. District West is expected to be completed by early 2021.

Located at I-10 and Pin Oak Road, the Village at Katy is an 84-acre mixed-use development project anchored by American Furniture Warehouse. The 500,000-square-foot project, which is being built on 29 acres, could create over 400 jobs when it opens in the first quarter of 2020. All structural steel is done, and concrete is poured, said Nolan Morrison, the regional manager at American Furniture Warehouse. Construction is expected to be completed around the end of April. Morrison added that the roof on the showroom, some exterior painting, the front and side entrances, and about 10% more paving all still need to be be completed before AFW's opening date around early June.


The Katy Boardwalk, a mixed-use development, will be located on Kingsland Boulevard across from Katy Mills mall. Construction for the Boardwalk Lofts, a 319-unit apartment complex, started construction in mid-2019, and construction for the 304-room Hyatt Regency hotel and the 43,000-square-foot conference center is expected to begin in early 2020. A soft opening is planned for summer 2021 with a grand opening in that fall, said Kayce Reina, tourism and marketing director for the city of Katy. Phase 1 of the trails along the property’s 90-acre lake is complete, and the city is working on Phase 2.
By Nola Valente
A native Texan, Nola serves as reporter for the Katy edition of Community Impact Newspaper. She studied print journalism at the University of Houston and French at the University of Paris-Sorbonne in France. Nola was previously a foreign correspondent in Jerusalem, Israel covering Middle East news through an internship with an American news outlet.


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