The Kingsland Boulevard Bridge opened on Tuesday, February 23, following a formal ribbon cutting ceremony. The completion of the bridge finalizes the connection between Barker Cypress Road and FM 1463, meaning improved access and quicker commute times for many Katy area residents. The bridge was a partnership of WoodCreek Development Company, the City of Katy and Fort Bend County.
The opening of the bridge also means quicker access to shopping and services for area residents. One example is Katy Main Street, a retail and business development at the southwest corner of the Katy Freeway and Pin Oak Road/Kingsland Boulevard, which is now underway. HEB has started construction at the site and expects to open the store in June. Walgreens is now open and the site, developed by WoodCreek Development Company and BPI Realty, is an 86-acre project that will also include restaurants, additional retail, office space and a hotel.
In addition to the new infrastructure and commercial development, WoodCreek Development has plans to develop three new sections in their WoodCreek Reserve residential development. The 500-acre master-planned community offers homes from the $250,000s to over $1 million and includes an exemplary-rated elementary school and exemplary-rated junior high school on-site. â€œThis area is doing tremendously well right now, and the opening of the Kingsland Boulevard Bridge and recent improvements to Interstate 10 makes it even more attractive for residents,â€ said WoodCreek Development Company President Troy Maxwell.
The Katy area is ranked nationally as a high-growth community despite the recent economic conditions.