Lindsey Kerr, executive assistant to the City Administrator, said City Council will vote to annex land from Houston's extraterritorial jurisdiction, or ETJ, so The Home Depot is officially within Katy boundaries, on May 8. Officials anticipate the reshuffling of land will be finalized by May 22.
City Administrator Byron Hebert said The Home Depot entered into a utility agreement with the city and an economic agreement with the Katy Development Authority after a year of working with the City Administrator's office. The plat purchased by the retailer is located at Kingsland Boulevard, west of Cane Island Parkway and near I-10.
Hebert said he expects a summer 2024 opening of The Home Depot. The retailer has more than 2,300 stores across North America, and sells tools, construction products and appliances, as well as services such as fuel and transportation rentals.
Mayor William “Dusty” Thiele said these economic agreements align with the goals he set at the beginning of his term. During the April 27 meeting, Thiele said he was grateful to city officials for orchestrating the deal.
“When I first became mayor ... City Administrator Hebert asked me if I had any goals or anything else to work on,” Thiele said. “There were several, but one of the main ones was smart economic development. I think this is what this is.”