The Sealy City Council granted initial approval for the Medrano Project during their meeting on July 2, 2024, at the Sealy City Hall Council Chambers. Katherine Ellis, Sealy EDC Deputy Executive Director, presented the project that is aimed at revitalizing a key area of the city with enhancements to local business infrastructure.

The Medrano Project, located at 416 Hwy 90W, Sealy, Texas 77474, plans include façade improvements to existing storage units and the construction of an ADA-compliant public bathroom. These upgrades are not just cosmetic but aim to boost the functional and aesthetic appeal of the area. According to the terms of the performance agreement approved by the council, these improvements must be completed within six months from the start date of the project.



Under the agreement, the city and the Economic Development Corporation (EDC) will review all work receipts and the improvement work carried out. The project’s completion will be officially marked by the issuance of a Certificate of Occupancy for the revamped storage units and the new bathroom.

Additionally, the project stipulates economic conditions to ensure sustained benefits for the community. The building owners are required to maintain at least four full-time employees for a year following the issuance of the occupancy certificate and must retain ownership and keep the business operational for two years from the execution of the agreement.



Funding for the project will be handled in stages, with the EDC overseeing the disbursement. The project, with an estimated cost of $72,000 for property improvements, fits into the EDC’s budget, where $71,000 has been allocated for such community enhancement initiatives. The EDC will cover up to 50% of the costs, not exceeding $11,000, with reimbursements scheduled for February 2025 upon successful inspection of the completed work.

The Medrano Project will require a second council reading scheduled for July 16, 2024, to confirm final approval. If all goes as planned, construction will commence shortly after on July 23, following a 60-day waiting period mandated after the project’s public announcement on May 23, 2024.


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