City of Kyle's 180-acre Spooner Tract primed for large-scale residential, commercial development

Kyle City Council voted during its Sept. 15 meeting to change the nearly 180 acres of undeveloped Spooner Tract's zoning. (Screen Shot courtesy city of Kyle)
Kyle City Council voted during its Sept. 15 meeting to change the nearly 180 acres of undeveloped Spooner Tract's zoning. (Screen Shot courtesy city of Kyle)

Kyle City Council voted during its Sept. 15 meeting to change the nearly 180 acres of undeveloped Spooner Tract's zoning. (Screen Shot courtesy city of Kyle)

A large, rectangular plot of land in Kyle known as the Spooner Tract is primed for a massive overhaul toward residential and commercial uses.

Kyle City Council voted during its Sept. 15 meeting to change the nearly 180 acres of undeveloped land's zoning from agriculture to 20.3 acres of commercial, 128.5 acres of single-family residential and 30.3 acres of residential townhouse zoning.

The land runs along East Post Road and is located just north of the Quail Ridge community and west of land in San Marcos' extraterritorial jurisdiction.

The rezoning application shows the owner of the land to be the John H. Spooner Revocable Trust.

City information states the single-family zoning will allow for detached residences capped at 5.5 houses per buildable acre, and the townhouse zoning will allow for structures with four or more dwelling units each capped at 10 units per buildable acre.


The commercial zoning will allow for what the city calls quality retail establishments and service facilities.

There is not yet a timeline for any development project, nor has the city named any potential developers for the land.
By Brian Rash
Brian has been a reporter and editor since 2012. He wrote about the music scene in Dallas-Fort Worth before becoming managing editor for the Graham Leader in Graham, Texas, in 2013. He relocated to Austin, Texas, in 2015 to work for Gatehouse Media's large design hub. He became the editor for the Lake Travis-Westlake publication of Community Impact in August 2018. From there he became a dual-market editor for Community Impact's New Braunfels and San Marcos-Buda-Kyle editions. Brian is now a senior editor for the company's flagship papers, the Round Rock and Pflugerville-Hutto editions.