Fort Bend County officials to host grand opening of historic Landmark Community Center June 5

Fort Bend County officials are hosting a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Landmark Community Center June 5. (Courtesy Teal Construction Company)
Fort Bend County officials are hosting a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Landmark Community Center June 5. (Courtesy Teal Construction Company)

Fort Bend County officials are hosting a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Landmark Community Center June 5. (Courtesy Teal Construction Company)

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Renovations to the historic Missouri City gym included the creation of a new lobby, basketball rims, a fitness center, a game center, a juice and coffee bar, a meeting space, and a museum. (Courtesy Teal Construction Company)
Fort Bend County Commissioners Court is holding a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Landmark Community Center on June 5. Following the ceremony, guest will be able to tour the recently-renovated facility.

Located at 100 Louisiana Street, Missouri City, the gymnasium was originally built in 1935 as part of the former Missouri City High School.


Fort Bend County acquired the gym from Fort Bend ISD in 2016, and the $4.6 million restoration—which included the creation of a new lobby, basketball rims, a fitness center, a game center, a juice and coffee bar, a meeting space, and a museum—was funded in part through the county's 2015 facilities bond.

“We felt this was a unique opportunity to save a piece of local history, and our plans are to turn this building into a community center,” Precinct 2 Commissioner Grady Prestage said in a press release.
By Laura Aebi
Laura Aebi is the editor of the Katy and Sugar Land/Missouri City editions of Community Impact Newspaper. She graduated from Texas State University in 2016 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism. Originally from North Texas, Laura relocated to Houston after spending three years in Pacific Northwest. Previously, she interned with two radio stations in Central Texas and held the role of features editor at the San Marcos Daily Record.
By Claire Shoop
Claire joined Community Impact Newspaper in September 2019 as the reporter for the Sugar Land/Missouri City edition. She graduated from The University of Texas at Austin in May 2019 where she studied journalism, government and Arabic. While in school, Claire was a fellow for The Texas Tribune, worked for the student newspaper, The Daily Texan, and spent a semester in Washington, D.C. She enjoys playing cards with her family and listening to the Boss, Bruce Springsteen.


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