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Katy Mills Mall Announces Plans for Dramatic Transformation

Simon, a global leader in retail real estate, today announced a significant interior renovation of Katy Mills Mall.


March 8, 2018

Ashley Lancaster & Simon Malls

Home to more than 175 stores, Katy Mills has a reputation for providing a dynamic mix of sought-after brands, in addition to family-friendly dining and entertainment. With the transformation, Katy Mills will offer an enhanced shopping experience for the entire family.

A Refined Shopping Experience

“Katy Mills’ renovation is a highly-anticipated project and an investment in the local market,” said James Ross, general manager for Katy Mills. “These improvements are designed with our shoppers and retailers in mind, and we look forward to sharing this new and refined shopping experience with the community.”

"To me, the renovation of Katy Mills shows the community that the City of Katy and Simon Property group are committed to this community. Katy Mills remains the economic engine for the City of Katy and now it is time for both groups to reinvest in this center. I am proud to have been the chief negotiator of the Economic Development Agreement that is bringing this project to fruition. Congratulations to Katy Mills and the City of Katy on this great announcement," says Don Massey, former general manager at Katy Mills.

Scheduled to begin in March, work will be substantially complete by holiday 2018. The updates will create a brighter, more inviting atmosphere inside the center. Katy Mills will be modernized throughout with a complete interior renovation featuring a timeless color palette and clean architectural lines. Additional plans include:

Scheduled Renovations:

  • Food Court will be completely updated and redesigned into a new Dining Pavilion which will include a fresh color palette; new furniture; family-style seating; new porcelain tile flooring, and LED lighting.

  • New lounge areas with soft seating, giving shoppers the opportunity to relax and recharge during shopping breaks.

  • Improved lighting throughout the center with illuminated ceiling fixtures featuring state-of-the-art LED lighting.

  • A refreshed children’s play area.

  • Fresh, neutral paint throughout the center.

  • New porcelain tile flooring.

  • Updated way-finding signage to further assist shoppers in locating stores, restaurants, and entertainment.

“Katy Mills is a financial engine for the City of Katy, and we appreciate Simon investing in renovations and the reimaging of the mall. The City of Katy is honored to be partnering with Simon to ensure Katy Mills continues to be successful into the future,” says Byron Hebert, City Administrator for the City of Katy.

Katy Mills and its retailers will remain open and operating throughout the project.


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