By Brittany Anderson
As Kyle continues to grow, two parcels of land that will feature mixed-use developments with residential and retail space are being planned for the city.
The city council passed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Central Southwest Texas Development, LLC (CSW) for the JLL Kyle Crossing Phase II Development project. The MOU was presented by assistant city manager James Earp during the Oct. 19 council meeting.
Earp said that the two parcels are part of the larger Kyle Crossing project and that there has been a “number of enhancements” to the proposal since 2019.
The parcels are currently zoned as RS (retail services district), but CSW is asking that the city rezone them as MXD (mixed-use district).
The northern parcel, located between FM 1626 and Marketplace Avenue, will feature 18,000 square feet of retail services, along with residential space. A 12-foot pedestrian trail will connect the mixed-use retail and residential side to restaurant pad sites — including Chipotle and Black Rock Coffee — and a courtyard. A “pocket park” with an urbanized design will be deliverable within the first phase.
CSW is also committed to building a $3 million pedestrian bridge in the northern parcel over the railroad tracks to allow for additional connectivity through Plum Creek, the Brick and Mortar District and the citywide trail system.
The southern parcel will feature 15,000 square feet of retail space along Marketplace Avenue, 15,000 square feet of retail space along Kyle Center Loop and 15,000 square feet of live/work or retail space along Physicians Way and City Lights Drive.
CSW is also donating 3.56 acres of gifted land to the city, located behind Target along Physician’s Way. They are also committed to providing 14,000 square feet of commercial space within 24 months of signing the actual agreement.
Travis Sawvell, executive vice president of JLL, said that their goal is to “start turning dirt for the first phase of retail in February.”
With council’s approval of the MOU, the agreement will now be taken to the Hays County Commissioners Court to discuss.