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June 24th, 2013
Kyle council approves amusement facility incentives


KYLE — The Kyle City Council approved a development deal with incentives last week to bring a large-scale amusement facility to the city, which hasn’t been known for its broad palette of entertainment options.

The facility will be located in the Villages of Kyle Shopping Center adjacent to the Target store. It will feature a movie-theater complex, bowling lanes, video arcade, meeting rooms, and a restaurant.

“We are so excited to be able to bring this amenity to our residents,” Kyle Mayor Lucy Johnson said. “Our community is vastly underserved in the entertainment sector and this new business will go a long way to fill that gap.”

The city council voted unanimously to enter the agreement with Schulman Partners, LLP, during a special called meeting last week. The agreement includes property tax incentives and sales tax rebates, as well as waivers for the city’s development fees. The total value of the incentives is estimated to be $1.1 million dollars over 15 years.

“The Economic Development Committee (EDC) and city council looked long and hard at these incentives,” Johnson said. “We also believe that this facility will serve as a venue and destination for people throughout Central Texas and will be a tremendous attraction to bring visitors into Kyle and Hays County.”

Johnson added that she hopes the Hays County Commissioners Court “will support our economic development goals and participate in bringing in the largest indoor entertainment facility in Hays County’s history.”

Construction is expected to begin later this year and the facility could be open as soon as next summer.


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2 thoughts on “Kyle council approves amusement facility incentives


    If the City Council thought this was a good idea after “looking hard and long at these incentives” than they must have left their seeing eye dogs at home. Over one million dollars in incentives for a group of minimum wage jobs. They are growing the tax base literally one penny at a time. Service related jobs come for free, if there is a demand. Spend our money on the companies that have the well paying jobs and their disposable income will create a demand for movies, bowling, places to eat and other service businesses. Please thank your Mayor and Council Members for future bonds to cover this million dollar shortfall.

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