Townhome district to help diversify Kyle’s housing profile

Kyle City Council approved the rezoning of land to a townhome district during its April 20 meeting. (Brian Rash/Community Impact Newspaper)
Kyle City Council approved the rezoning of land to a townhome district during its April 20 meeting. (Brian Rash/Community Impact Newspaper)

Kyle City Council approved the rezoning of land to a townhome district during its April 20 meeting. (Brian Rash/Community Impact Newspaper)

A 14-acre tract in Kyle located at the north corner of Live Oak Street and St. Anthony’s Drive will become a townhome district.


The land was 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 put the plot on the path to becoming a townhome district.

Council solidified the rezoning through an approval vote at the April 20 meeting.

A townhome district in Kyle is defined as allowing attached, single-family structures with four or more dwelling units at a minimum of 1,000 square feet per unit.

Howard Koontz, the city’s director of planning and community development, 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.

During the April 6 meeting, Koontz added the townhome rezoning would help diversify Kyle's residential landscape, which is dominated by either single-family homes or multiapartment structures.


There is not yet a timeline for the completion of a townhome project on the rezoned acreage.
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.