In the past several years, an influx of residential and commercial development has pushed Kyle’s city limits outward, shifting the public’s focus away from the central township that has been Kyle since the 1880’s. Concerned that the long standing community of Kyle might be overshadowed, or even abandoned, The Old Town Kyle Advocates organized to safeguard the downtown area’s rightful place as a vibrant and vital part of Kyle’s future.
One example of our work is a grass roots effort to keep the City Public Library housed in the Old Town Kyle area. Having outgrown the current Library facility, the City of Kyle is planning to expand and relocate the service. The Old Town Kyle Advocates have been encouraging city officials to find a suitable site within Old Town Kyle, rather than removing this valuable asset from the town’s center. It is our belief that anchoring the library system down town is compatible with Kyle’s Economic Development Strategic Plan, and its stated goal of “assuring the historic area’s position as a primary hub for civic life within the city.”
For more information about The Old Town Kyle Advocates and our work, please email our president, Spencer Thomas.
Editor Update: The Kyle Library has a new home in Old Town Kyle!