Kyle: City Making Progress on Heroes Memorial Park
Feature Photo: An artist rendering of the proposed Heroes Memorial Park by the City of Kyle.
by Art Benavidez
Kyle (Hays County) — City Council approved a final plat and site plan for Heroes Memorial Park, during a recent meeting.
The park will be located at the northwest corner of Kohler’s Crossing and Kyle Parkway intersection, next to the Hays Performing Arts Center, at 100 West Center Street.
Council also decided to postpone the approval of site-specific declaration of covenants, restrictions and easements for the park’s lots until their July meeting.
The city held a groundbreaking ceremony for the park on May 31 (Memorial Day).
VBX first reported on Heroes Memorial Park in January 2020 as an amenity to The Brick and Mortar District at Plum Creek, a mixed-use development.
The park will serve as a memorial park, along with a drainage facility for the 138-acre pedestrian-oriented, mixed-use development.
The memorial will pay tribute to deceased veterans, emergency first responders and “other heroes” who have died while serving and helping others in the community.
Park features include:
The park is a part of the first phase of The Brick and Mortar District (the District) within the Plum Creek master planned community.
The first phase of the District will also include La Verde Park, a 1.6-acre park and event lawn, as well as the Cultural Trail, a 1,200-foot pedestrian and bike trail that will eventually connect the Heroes Memorial, La Verde Park and the main retail street in the District.
The District is partially funded through the Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone #2, which was established in 2018.
The park will be developed by Peter French, president of the Uptown Creek Plum Creek Property Owners’ Association, Inc.
The park is approximately 5.54 acres (241,497 SF), with the project site totaling 4.85 acres.
The Austin offices of WGI, 4ward Land Surveying and Nudge Design are on board the project.
Art Benavidez (Construction News Reporter, Central Texas) is a seasoned journalist with over 15-years of experience in writing breaking news and in-depth features at the local level. He honed his research and reporting skills in newspapers and magazines throughout South and West Texas along with expertise in crafting digital content as Managing Editor of New Image Marketing Research Corporation. Benevidez is a Texas native and graduate of UT-RGV.