The Domain in Austin is a popular destination with more than 100 upscale and mainstream restaurants and retail stores. You’ll find a bit of everything including department stores, a Class A office space, and four hotels. Now, Kyle plans to get its own extraordinary version of the Domain.
KYLE’S VERSION OF THE DOMAIN
Like the Domain, Uptown Kyle will have a variety of retail stores, restaurants, and office spaces. The City of Kyle plans to take it a step further by adding a hotel convention center and police headquarters. They want it to be a place to work, live, and play. Hence, the plans include a soccer complex, Heroes Memorial Park, and Central Park.
The cool thing is that the Domain’s phase II designer is behind the plans. The Uptown development is located at Kohlers Crossing and FM 1626, which is four miles from downtown Kyle. This is next to the Hays CISD Performing Arts Center. Occupying this area is 8,000 square feet of retail and a 6,000-square-foot amenity and wellness center.
The City of Kyle wants the Uptown development to reflect Kyle values. The first project is the memorial park that expects to open on September 11, 2021. It will honor veterans, first responders, and other heroes who have lost their lives while serving the community.
FUNDING FOR UPTOWN KYLE DEVELOPMENT
The parks, office complex, hotel convention center, and police headquarters are all land that has been donated to the City of Kyle. Funding comes from multiple sources including a $1.5 million-dollar donation from Texas Disposal Systems. TDS is the City of Kyle’s waste management company and the sponsor of Heroes Memorial Park. The approved landscape architect for the park is Austin firm Nudge Design.
If the funds do not cover the memorial, it may become part of a bond proposal that includes the new police headquarters. As of this writing, the cost of the new police headquarters is an estimated $30 million. PGAL Inc. of Houston will serve as the architect for the 64,000-square-foot headquarters.
Additional funds may come from a 2.7-million-dollar settlement from Kinder Morgan, a Permian pipeline company. Overseeing the project is Momark Development of Austin. Now that Council has approved the Uptown plans, Momark will search for a building of the hotel convention center and office space.
Council expects Uptown to create tax revenues and provide amenities for the city.