POSTED: Wednesday, December 14, 2011 - 12:03pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, December 14, 2011 - 10:18pm
During their regular meeting on Dec. 14, 2011, the Tyler City Council voted unanimously to annex 113.8 acres adjacent to the present boundary limits of the City of Tyler at the southeast intersection of Interstate 20 and Highway 69 North. This is a voluntary annexation requested by the property owner, the Fair Trust. The property is not currently inhabited.
“As part of the Tyler 21 Plan, the City of Tyler has undertaken the installation of water and sewer lines along Highway 69 in an effort to stimulate growth toward Interstate 20,” said Tyler Mayor Barbara Bass. “The water line is almost complete and the sewer line is anticipated to be finished by this time next year. It is extremely gratifying to see this action taken today, which in large part resulted from our infrastructure project and is the foundation for major new development.”
This annexation will include a portion of County Road 461 (east of the intersection of County Road 461 and State Highway 69). Streets are given names at the time of annexation to distinguish county streets from city streets and to aid police and fire departments in identifying areas in their jurisdiction. The City Council also approved the renaming of this portion of the road to James Fair Parkway.
“This is a major step forward in fostering balanced growth for our City,” said City Council Member Ralph Caraway. “With this step and the extension of sewer service to this area next year, we are poised for significant development in this area.”
Information from the City of Tyler