South Castell Avenue public input meeting rescheduled for Jan. 24

At the last public meeting for South Castell Avenue in mid-November, Andrew Douglas of Douglas Architectsu2014the firm hired by the city to put together a master plan for the projectu2014presented three concepts for what the mixed-use development could look like. There were 187 residents in attendance, and 152 feedback surveys were collected. The sixth and final public input meeting will take place Jan. 24.

At the last public meeting for South Castell Avenue in mid-November, Andrew Douglas of Douglas Architectsu2014the firm hired by the city to put together a master plan for the projectu2014presented three concepts for what the mixed-use development could look like. There were 187 residents in attendance, and 152 feedback surveys were collected. The sixth and final public input meeting will take place Jan. 24.

The South Castell Avenue Visioning Plan public meeting that was canceled due to inclement weather has been rescheduled for Jan. 24 at 6 p.m. in the New Braunfels Civic/Convention Center Ballroom, located at 375 S. Castell Ave.

The event is the final in a series of six public meetings that will help determine the future of the 10-acre swath of land that serves as a gateway to historic downtown New Braunfels. City officials have said the process is a citizen-led initiative that allows the city to communicate resident expectations to the developer of the project.

At the last public meeting in mid-November, Douglas Architects presented three options for what the mixed-use development could look like. Attendees gave feedback by filling out surveys, and the findings were presented at a Dec. 11 New Braunfels City Council meeting.

Officials said the format of the Jan. 24 meeting will prompt small group discussions on several topics and then give each group a chance to provide feedback to all attendees. An opportunity to provide individual input will also be extended before the meeting wraps.
By Rachel Nelson
Rachel Nelson is editor of the New Braunfels edition of Community Impact Newspaper. She covers local business, new development, city and county government, health care, education and transportation. Rachel relocated to Central Texas from Amarillo in 2009 and is a graduate of Texas State University's School of Journalism and Mass Communication.


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