Mayor’s Message

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What you thought about Baytown is nothing like what we are becoming. 2019 is not only a new year for the third largest city in Harris County, it is a rebirth of business, infrastructure coupled with maintaining our petrochemical hub for Fortune 500 companies like ExxonMobil, Covestro and Chevron Phillips making Baytown a destination to not only work, but to live and raise your family.

New Shopping Mall

We are about to welcome a new major shopping center in the space that is currently San Jacinto Mall off of Interstate 10. A brand new indoor/outdoor shopping area will include 1.1 million square feet of new stores, 80 thousand square feet of office space located above those stores, possibly 20 new restaurants and a festival and concert area totaling the size of two football fields.

Ode to our History

You should stop and see this! You know that huge statue of Sam Houston on Interstate 45? We just unveiled our very first traffic round-a-bout with General Sam featured on his horse in the middle of San Jacinto Boulevard and Hunt Road. In fact, the same artist who crafted the giant highway statue created this work of art as well. The statue is located near the mall ushering in a new phase of redevelopment in the region. It also points in the direction of the San Jacinto Monument honoring our great Texas History with the birthplace of Texas nearby.

Downtown Revival

What’s old is truly new again in Downtown Baytown. We are rejuvenating our Downtown district with the renovation of the historic Brunson Theater. Set to open this spring, the Brunson will be the new home to our Baytown Welcome Center. Also downtown, stop for a selfie or a family photo at one of our many colorful murals completed by local artists including our award-winning Umbrella Alley.

Locals Stay

As a native of Baytown, I am passionate in the significant growth happening in my hometown. I grew up here and chose to stay and raise my own family. Baytown has a become a place that demands better. Our local Houston Methodist Baytown Hospital is expanding to offer world renowned cancer treatments previously only available at the Texas Medical Center. Overall, our great city is becoming better because of the people who choose to call Baytown home. Thanks for visiting!

Brandon Capetillo
Mayor, City of Baytown