The historic building, which was completed in 1912, was the third incarnation of the Katy Depot for the
"Many communities have lost their depots, but we have kept ours,"
"Some of these windows are over 100 years old and original," said Robinson.
Robinson plans to replace the windows and frames with modern, energy-efficient panes and insulated frames. Due to the size and shape of the windows, most would have to be custom made, he said.
Outside of the improvements to the windows, Robinson said he plans on rebuilding a temporary courtesy fence on the property. In addition, new lighting will be added to the historic monument outside the building, powered by solar panels.
This is the most recent step that Robinson has taken in renovating and improving the building. In recent months, the awning on the north side has been replaced, and improvements were made to the kitchen of the restaurant that resides inside the building.
In previous years, Robinson replaced and renovated the windows on the north side of the building, where some of the frames had deteriorated to the point that they had fallen in, he said. In addition to the work on the front of the building, Robinson also put a new roof on the depot.
"It is a very sturdy building," he said.
In other matters, the Board approved a request to do emergency repairs and mortar work to the exterior of a building, located at
The Board also approved a request by a new business to add signage to a building at
In another action, the Board also approved a request from a business owner to add window lettering to his new business, located at
In its last action, the Board approved a request from a business owner to paint the wooden walks and surfaces of his business, located at 201 S. Mirick.
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