The process of updating the City of New Braunfels’ local development-related ordinances continues with a series of upcoming workshops in order to seek input from the public.
The Land Development Ordinance project, or LDO, is a rewrite of the Zoning, Subdivision Platting, Historic Preservation, and Sign Ordinances. These ordinances, adopted by City Council, outline local requirements for how to layout subdivisions, what can be built on lots, and how to design commercial signage. A publicly-developed assessment regarding the ability of these codes to effectively implement the City’s long-range plan (called Envision New Braunfels) was completed in the spring of 2022. Based on that assessment, and continuous public input, new zoning rules and associated development standards are being drafted.
“The next round of workshops will focus on the Development Standards module, which includes, but is not limited to, the standards for parking, landscaping, tree preservation, lighting, subdivision design, and open space,” said City Planning Director Christopher Looney. “We have been impressed with the level and detail of the public input we have received throughout the LDO process, and we look forward to hearing from the community at the series of upcoming workshops.”
The next round of LDO workshops to discuss the Development Standards module are:
- Technical Advisory Committee Meeting
- October 24, 2023 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm – Tejas Room at New Braunfels City Hall
- Open House Community Workshop
- October 24, 2023 – 6:00pm to 8:00pm – Tejas Room at New Braunfels City Hall
- Citizens Advisory Committee Meeting – Veramendi Room at New Braunfels City Hall
- October 25, 2023 – 9:00am to 10:30am
All of these meetings are open to the public. New Braunfels City Hall is located at 550 Landa Street.
Please visit the Land Development Ordinance project section of the City of New Braunfels website for more information, and input can be provided by emailing email@example.com