Possible new developments in Kyle advanced by string of City Council rezoning approvals

Kyle City Council held a regular meeting April 6. (Brian Rash/Community Impact Newspaper)
Kyle City Council held a regular meeting April 6. (Brian Rash/Community Impact Newspaper)

Kyle City Council held a regular meeting April 6. (Brian Rash/Community Impact Newspaper)

During the April 6 Kyle City Council meeting, the body approved three rezonings that will likely advance several development projects. Though no details pertaining to construction deadlines, cost estimates or other timelines are yet available, the rezones serve as the first step toward new projects. All three ordinances to rezone the properties will come back to council at an upcoming meeting for second readings before official approval.

From agricultural to warehouse district

A 66-acre plot of land known as the Coleman Tract in Kyle is in the process of being rezoned from agricultural to warehouse district status.

The first reading of an ordinance to effect the rezoning took place during Kyle City Council’s April 6 meeting, and city information states the warehouse district status primarily allows for commercial and industrial uses.

Kyle's Community Development Director Howard Koontz said during the April 6 meeting the property would abut land already zoned as a warehouse district, and the move would be consistent with the city's comprehensive plan.


The Coleman Tract is owned by Edward Coleman of FM 158 Land Ltd. and is located at 24801 I-35.

From single family to townhome district

A 14-acre tract in Kyle is on its way to becoming a townhome district.

The site, located at the north corner of Live Oak Street and St. Anthony’s Drive, is zoned for single-family residences, but a unanimous vote following a first reading of the rezoning ordinance during Kyle City Council’s April 6 meeting has put the plot on the path to becoming a townhome district.

The city defines a townhome district as allowing attached, single-family structures with four or more dwelling units at a minimum of 1,000 square feet per unit.

Koontz said the property is ideal for the townhome zoning, and the applicant would need to arrange for road connections in the neighborhood and improvements to the wastewater infrastructure as the development moves through the construction process.

"I would expect there would be quite a bit of traffic during school time," Koontz said in reference to the roads needed in conjunction with the project.

He added the townhome rezone would help diversify Kyle's residential landscape, which right now is dominated by either single-family homes or multi-apartment structures.

From agriculture to mixed-use district

A 13-acre tract of land located on the northeast corner of Philomena Drive and Bunton Creek Road is on track to be rezoned to a mixed-use district.

During a first reading of the rezoning ordinance, City Council on April 6 voted to approve the change, which allows for a vertical mix of commercial and residential uses within the same buildings on multiple floors, according to city guidelines.

"This is our highly urbanized district that the city authorized a couple of years ago," Koontz said during the April 6 meeting.
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.


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