In March 2022, the City of Kyle put out a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) intended to find consultant teams who were experienced in planning and development, so that a new Comprehensive Plan could be created. The existing 2020 Comprehensive Plan was adopted in 2010, updated in 2017, and is the long-range planning document that has helped guide the City of Kyle over the last decade.
In the 21st century, Kyle has grown rapidly in both population and land area. Kyle’s population has grown over 800% since the 2000 Census, from 5,000 citizens to just over 50,000 in 2022. As noted in Kyle’s existing plan, “As corridor-associated growth continues along IH-35 between Austin and San Antonio, the pressure will continue to influence Kyle.”
This planning process is intended to help forecast and identify strategies to properly navigate the opportunities and challenges associated with this pressure. The project, which kicks off in October, will include a variety of opportunities for the public to engage in the process.