Cover: Cypress-based PGI Investment’s plans or property it owns on Interstate 35 at Yarrington Road include a major truck stop. RENDERING VIA CITY OF KYLE
by BRAD ROLLINS
A developer’s plans for a retail center anchored by a major interstate truck stop at Yarrington Road has so riled residents of proximate neighborhoods that San Marcos City Manager Jim Nuse last week preemptively announced his opposition, nearly two weeks before it reaches a city council vote.
The move is especially rare because the proposed Kyle Travel Center, as the name implies, isn’t even in San Marcos but just across the road in the southernmost reach of rooftop-rich, retail-hungry Kyle.
“Recently, San Marcos has completed its Comprehensive Master Plan. Based on the proposed truck stop at the intersection of Yarrington Road and IH 35 access road, San Marcos does not feel this use supports our future Master Plan or is in our best interest,” Nuse wrote to Kyle City Manager Lanny Lambert on Sept. 18.
Residents of the nearby Blanco Vista and Blanco River Ranch subdivisions are considerably less understated in their opposition to Cypress-based PGI Investment’s plans to build an 18,000-square-foot truck service center with spaces to accommodate 221 big rigs. If the developer’s request is approved, the remainder of the 47.7-acre tract will be filled out with a 14,000-square-foot convenience store, 10 pad sites for retail or office buildings and a 210-unit apartment complex.
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