City of Temple adopts Beyond the Bend Master Plan, moves forward in rezoning process

The Temple City Council has approved the adoption of the Beyond the Bend master plan. The plan is available for review online.

This plan details the development of several types of housing and space for offices, entertainment, recreation and dining. Located on 153 acres of land near southwest Temple, Beyond the Bend will be adjacent to Reuben D. Talasek Bend of the River, an outdoor event space.

“This is an exciting opportunity for a portion of Temple that is relatively undeveloped,” said Assistant City Manager Erin Smith. “This will provide residents with a new place for living, dining and entertainment. Its location at the edge of the city also contributes to a physical gateway and distinct sense of arrival into Temple.”

Infrastructure development is expected to begin in January 2023 and construction is expected to begin in Summer 2023.

Developing Beyond the Bend will further the City’s Comprehensive Plan goal to promote livability and community through urban design and investment in public spaces. It also aligns with the City’s focus to develop Temple as a unique place with recreation amenities.

Cross Plains Development and 302 Acres Leon River, LLC are the private developers and property owners working in partnership with the City of Temple on planning efforts.

The master plan is currently in the rezoning phase. Authorization will allow multi-family residences and retail stores on the lot. A rezoning presentation was held at the Temple City Council meeting on Thursday, July 21 and will have a final reading on Thursday, August 4.
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