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Jul 22

June 20, 2018

Posted to Envision New Braunfels Updates by Tyler Hoffmann

Efforts of residents, property owners, business and community stakeholders, has culminated in a public hearing draft of the Envision New Braunfels Comprehensive Plan — a plan designed to enhance the city’s quality of life over the next 15-plus years.

The project’s steering committee included Ron Reaves (Chair) Councilman, District 3; Michael Meek, President, New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce; Scott Haag, Comal County Commissioner, Precinct 2; Andrew Kim, Superintendent, Comal ISD; Jack Shanafelt, Guadalupe County Commissioner, Precinct 2; Stuart Hansmann, President, New Braunfels Economic Development Corporation; Randy Moczygemba, Superintendent, New Braunfels ISD; Atanacio Campos, Vice President, NBU Board; and Cory Elrod, Chairman, Planning Commission.

Nine assembled advisory groups focused on issues surrounding growth and future land use; urban design and cultural, heritage and historic preservation; education and youth; parks and recreation; economic competitiveness; tourism; transportation; natural resources and infrastructure; and facilities, services and capital improvements.

“Recognition goes to everyone who helped put together a comprehensive vision for New Braunfels,” Reaves said. “Because of them, we were able to put together a guide book, not a how-to book, which defines our values and our vision for New Braunfels. When people come here – seeking business or residential – we’ll be able to show them the comprehensive plan, which states our values, what we believe in and welcome them to become part of it.”

Christopher Looney, Planning and Community Development Director, and consultants from Design Workshop will present the draft plan to the New Braunfels Planning Commission on July 3.

The final draft of Envision New Braunfels will be presented for City Council adoption later this summer.

The plan can be viewed at

Nov 01

Wurstfest Road Closures & Parking Areas

Posted to San Antonio Street Bridge Updates by Tyler Hoffmann

Access to the parking areas and Wurstfest grounds might differ this year due to the reconstruction of the San Antonio Street Bridge. Be prepared for increased pedestrian and vehicular traffic in and around the Downtown Area/Landa Park. The City has worked with the most popular mapping systems to ensure the closures below are updated for users.

Access to Mill Race Run and parts of Elizabeth Avenue, Landa Park Drive and Hinman Island Drive will be closed to vehicle traffic between Friday and Sunday, Nov. 10.

Beginning Friday, November 1:
Mill Race Run, extending from Playground Drive off Landa Park Drive, will close from noon to 11:30 p.m. Friday; from 7 a.m. to 12:30 a.m. Saturday and Nov. 9; from 7 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. on Sunday and Nov. 10; from noon to 10:30 p.m. Nov. 4-6; and from noon to 11:30 p.m. Nov. 7-8.

A small parking lot, across from the Comal River walkway near Landa Park Pavilion No. 16, is the designated taxi and rideshare access point.

Elizabeth Avenue, from Torrey Street to Landa Park Drive; Hinman Island Drive, from Liberty Avenue to Elizabeth Avenue; and Landa Park Drive, from Landa Street to Elizabeth Avenue, will all close from 3-11:30 p.m. Friday; from 10 a.m. to 12:30 a.m. Saturday and Nov. 9; from 10 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Sunday and Nov. 10; from 3-10:30 p.m. Nov. 4-6; and from 3-11:30 p.m. Nov. 7-8.

Parking Areas are outlined in the graphic below: