Home improvement chain Lowe’s has leased 120,000 square feet for a distribution center in the same Kyle business park where Amazon recently announced plans for a sorting facility.
The Lowe’s facility is in Kyle Crossing Business Park, adjacent to where Amazon plans to open a sorting facility this year. Lowe’s becomes the fourth major employer to locate in part of Plum Creek, a 2,200-acre master-planned community in Kyle.
It’s another win for Kyle, the Austin suburb that has been working to add jobs and diversify its tax base. City leaders have targeted distribution facilities, given the city’s location on Interstate 35 between Austin and San Antonio. The 40-acre Kyle Crossing Business Park is about 20 miles south of downtown Austin.
“The city of Kyle has long been well positioned to become a logistics hub, but we needed facilities on the ground to compete,” Mayor Travis Mitchell said. “Kyle Crossing has