New Proposed Bridge and Changes to other Road Plans

How about this item on the City of Kyle Agenda, Wednesday, Oct 4, 2017?  There is a new bridge, plus changes to four planned roads.  However, there are no public hearings for this vote.  You can speak at the regularly scheduled public comment period if you wish.

 

  1. Consider possible action to update the Transportation Master Plan. ~ Leon Barba,

P.E., City Engineer

The Transportation Master Plan was updated and adopted by City Council on March 15, 2016. City Council is being asked to consider the adoption of five new amendments described as:

Amendment #1 – Blanco River Span Bridge

Amendment #2 – Kyle Parkway from Dacy Lane to Lehman Rd.

Amendment #3 – Rebel Road/RM 150 from Center St. to IH35 Southbound Frontage Road

Amendment #4 – Bebee Rd. connection from Seton Parkway to Kyle Parkway

Amendment #5 – Seton Parkway South Extension

Let’s take a closer look.

#Amendment #1 — Blanco River Span Bridge – This is part of an agreement the City of Kyle approved on May 3, 2016.  The Nance-Bradshaw developer’s agreement passed council via a 5-2 vote.  It appears the bridge is needed to help the development take place.

Recently, the Blanco River Span Bridge was on the CAMPO agenda.  The City of Kyle had hoped to get it approved for the CAMPO Transportation Plan.  The Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (CAMPO) is the federally mandated metropolitan planning organization (MPO) responsible for comprehensive transportation planning in the Austin, Texas, USA, area, including Williamson, Travis, Hays, Bastrop, Burnet and Caldwell counties. CAMPO is one of 25 Texas MPOs.

The CAMPO Board members stated that bringing it to CAMPO was premature because the bridge is not on the City of Kyle Master Road Plan.  It’s not on the City of San Marcos or Hays County plans either.

Amendment #1 – Blanco River Span Bridge

Amendment #2 – Kyle Parkway from Dacy Lane to Lehman Rd.

Amendment #3 – Rebel Road/RM 150 from Center St. to IH35 Southbound Frontage Road

Amendment #4 – Bebee Rd. connection from Seton Parkway to Kyle Parkway

Amendment #5 – Seton Parkway South Extension

Current Plan

Proposed Plan

Kyle City Council Meeting 09192017

The City of Kyle will vote on zoning changes at the September 19th meeting.  See the compete agenda here.

First Reading) An ordinance amending Chapter 53 (Zoning of the City of Kyle, Texas, for the purpose of assigning original zoning to approximately 1.71 acres of land from Agriculture ‘AG’ to Retail Service District ‘RS‘ for property located at the northeast corner of Porter Street and Rebel Drive. (Sewell Alvin Estate – Z-17-014) ~ Howard J. Koontz, Director of Planning and Community DevelopmentFirst Reading) An ordinance amending Chapter 53 (Zoning of the City of Kyle, Texas, for the purpose of assigning original zoning to approximately 1.71 acres of land from Agriculture ‘AG’ to Retail Service District ‘RS’ for property located at the northeast corner of Porter Street and Rebel Drive. (Sewell Alvin Estate – Z-17-014) ~ Howard J. Koontz, Director of Planning and Community Development Planning and Zoning Commission voted 6-0 to recommend approval of the request.   Public Hearing

(First Reading) An ordinance amending Chapter 53 (Zoning) of the City of Kyle, Texas, for the purpose of assigning original zoning to approximately 2.552 acres from Agriculture ‘AG’ to Retail Service District ‘RS’ for property located at 1550 Dacy Loop. (Gene and Vicki Harris – Z-17-015) ~ Howard J. Koontz, Director of Planning and Community Development Planning and Zoning Commission voted 6-0  to recommend approval of the request.    Public Hearing

(First Reading) An ordinance amending Chapter 53 (Zoning) of the City of Kyle, Texas, for the purpose of  assigning original zoning to approximately 13.81 acres (Dena Campbell) and 11.91 acres (Debra Shea Green) for a combined total of approximately 25.72 acres of land from Agriculture ‘AG’ to Recreational Vehicle ‘RV’ for properties located at 1942 Dacy Lane and 2000 Dacy Lane. (Z-17-016) ~ Howard J. Koontz, Director of Planning and Community Development Planning and Zoning Commission voted 6-0 to Postpone until October 10, 2017.   Public Hearing

Naming the Newest Hays CISD Elementary School

The Hays CISD voters approved a bond for Elementary School #14 in May of 2017.  They can’t call it ES #14, so they need a name.  So how do you name for a new school?

Recently, the Hays CISD Board of Trustees create a committee to recommend a name for the new school on High Road in Uhland.  The fourteen person group will start meeting soon to help the school district name the school.

Trustee Willie Tenorio, Jr. whose district includes Uhland, said, “I’m excited that we have broken ground on the school.  It was needed for severe overcrowding at several schools, including Hemphill Elementary.”