Kyle City Council authorized City Manager Bryan Langley to execute any contracts necessary to purchase of the following properties Nov. 20:
- Cash Box Pawn Shop
- Kyle Automotive Center
- Kyle Carwash
Mayor Travis Mitchell said once the city finalizes the purchase of these additional lots, the city will have the "building blocks" to revitalize downtown.
"The goal and intent is once we're able to close on these additional lots, we will hire someone to help us determine the best configuration for new vertical development downtown including a parking garage," Mitchell said.
After acquiring these lots and building a parking garage, the city is looking to use the remainder of land for development.
"We will be looking to partner with the private sector to put together a package where we have control of the end user, especially in the retail, but where we can have assurances of a historic and high quality aesthetic—something that matches the downtown look and feel but something that also brings about new retail spaces that small businesses can occupy," Mitchell said.