Business View Magazine | March 2020

311 BUSINESS VIEW MAGAZINE MARCH 2020 BAYTOWN, TEXAS homes going in. So, it is exploding out there.” As for recreational facilities in Baytown, the longtime golf course at Evergreen Park has been transformed into a 118-acre park that offers championship-caliber disc golf, beautiful scenery, and walking trails, galore. Davis notes, “We still have the driving range and the putting green; we have urban fishing, and we’re rehabilitating the old water feature that’s out there. This last year, we actually held our employee appreciation day at Evergreen, and I think it was the best employee appreciation day we’ve had since I’ve been with the city. The Evergreen Clubhouse is complete and has become one of the most demanded public meeting spaces in our city. I think it’s busy about every day. It is very elegant and it’s become very successful.” Davis mentions two other recent city projects: In an incentive deal with Enterprise Products, a leading North American provider of midstream energy services to producers and consumers of natural gas, NGLs, crude oil, refined products and petrochemicals, Baytown will receive a pretax payment of $66 million to be put to the construction of a new 100,000-sq.-ft. Public Safety facility that will house the administrative functions of the city’s fire and police departments. And, finally, the city has funded, and is now in the design phase of creating, a new animal control and adoption facility. “One big concern of the citizens of Baytown over the last year-and-a-half has been the treatment of animals and how well we take care of our stray animals,” says Davis. “So, that’s going to be a $7.5-million facility that will include veterinary services and provide the capability to present education programs.”