The deadline for the first of several surveys in the City of New Braunfels’ Unified Development Code Project is approaching, with the last day to take the survey set for January 31st, 2022.
Residents are invited to participate in this public process that will consolidate and streamline the various rules and regulations property owners follow when developing or building on their property. Branded as the Land Development Ordinance (LDO), this update was a recommendation from residents coming out of the 2018 Envision New Braunfels Comprehensive Plan and will consolidate four land development-related ordinances into one unified development code.
“A rewrite of our local zoning, subdivision platting, historic preservation, and sign ordinances will modernize the rules for building and developing so that we can properly implement the City’s Comprehensive Plan,” said Planning and Development Services Director Christopher Looney. “The Comprehensive Plan specifically calls for the creation of a unified development code to implement the future community vision expressed by our residents.”
The City has hired Clarion Associates, Inc. to assist in the creation of the Land Development Ordinance, to include public meetings, interactive online engagement, interviews with key stakeholders, surveys, and more. The entire process is expected to take approximately a year and a half to complete. The first phase of that process, which is now underway, includes a thorough analysis and assessment of the current codes, as well as an online public survey. That survey, along with more in-depth information about the Unified Development Code project, can be found on the Land Development Ordinance website. Again, the survey will be available through Jan. 31st, 2022.