Trip 2 recap
Consultants from Verdunity joined City of Kyle staff members for a series of meetings and activities over three days to discuss topics ranging from future land use in the city to infrastructure investment and capacity.
Verdunity CEO Kevin Shepherd led a community conversation on the evening of Monday, February 13th exploring how decisions at the local level affect the fiscal health of the entire community and answered questions from the audience. A workshop with the City Council and Planning & Zoning Commission was facilitated by Verdunity team members after the community conversation. Using interactive polling tools, the members of both groups provided direction for appropriate levels of development intensity, how much focus should be placed on creating housing that suits all income levels in Kyle, and where revenue should be coming from to fund city services.
A set of public engagement sessions were held on Wednesday, February 15th, to solicit feedback from residents on the types of development they are interested in seeing and where that development is most appropriate. In total, there were six different hours – afternoon and evening – when Kyle residents could provide feedback at any one of five different locations. Locations were selected so that each quadrant of Kyle offered opportunities to residents of that area for maximum convenience.