Residents of six homes in the Quail Ridge subdivision in Kyle are set to be displaced to make way for a new development called Limestone Creek. The Kyle City Council approved the amendment and established a tax increment reinvestment zone, or TIRZ, with Meritage Homes of Texas LLC. The homes will be acquired to make way for a new road, called GoForth Road, within the development.
The project will have multiple community benefits according to Assistant City Manager Amber Lewis, such as the extension of GoForth Road, alleviating traffic congestion on FM 150, and mitigating flooding issues in Quail Ridge. The construction of the road also provides more economic development opportunity on the east side of Kyle.
Residents who will be displaced may be eligible for relocation assistance and benefits, including moving costs, replacement housing payments or purchase supplement. The city will also retain the services of two relocation experts, LJA Engineering and Stateside Right Of Way Services, to ensure those who are displaced are relocated to “decent, safe and sanitary housing.”
One resident affected is Stan Morris, who has lived in his home for 30 years. As of March 14 the city has not yet contacted him to let him know that his house will be seized. City Engineer Leon Barba said the first step is to contact the owner about the project. The property owner then has 90 days to negotiate an offer or get an attorney.