A plot of land at the southern most point of the City of Kyle along Interstate-35 could soon be a truck stop.
The land sits on Yarrington Road, Kyle's border with San Marcos. The proposed development is catching controversy from neighbors.
"I was just astounded that you would put a truck stop this close to children,” resident Annette Dever said. “It belongs in an industrial park, not next to families."
Many of those families live in Blanco Vista, a San Marcos subdivision that's home to an elementary school.
"I don't know how it makes sense anywhere,” resident Julie Watkins said. “You're going to increase the tax base, the property tax base of one property, but decrease everyone else's house value."
Tuesday night, Kyle's planning and zoning commission gave the go-ahead to a planned development that would feature a truck stop with parking for more than 200 trucks, retail sites and apartments.
People who live nearby say Kyle is more interested in potential tax revenue than its neighbors.
"They're more concerned about making money for the city than doing what's right for the citizens," Dever said."You don't jeopardize your children and children's lives by bringing in a truck stop this size."
The developer has scaled back original plans, and has added features in hopes to ease neighbor's concerns. Opponents to the project say they will take their case to the city council while it considers the plan.
They hope the council won't want a truck stop welcoming people to the city.
"They'll say, ‘Where's Kyle?’” Watkins said. “‘You know, it's that big city down there with the big truck stop or that the little city with the big truck stop.’"
The Kyle City Council will consider the proposed development at its meeting next Wednesday. That same night, the San Marcos City Council will consider a resolution formally opposing the truck stop.