New RV resort proposed along Dry Comal Creek in New Braunfels

The proposed park would occupy 28 acres along Dry Comal Creek. (Courtesy City of New Braunfels)
The proposed park would occupy 28 acres along Dry Comal Creek. (Courtesy City of New Braunfels)

The proposed park would occupy 28 acres along Dry Comal Creek. (Courtesy City of New Braunfels)

Plans are underway to construct a new RV park to the west of Bavarian Drive in New Braunfels.

At a Jan. 25 meeting, New Braunfels City Council approved the first reading of a Type 1 Special Use Permit that would allow the owners of a 28-acre property to convert the land into an RV park.

Because 50% of the property is located within the Dry Comal Creek floodway, the owners will be required to conduct a drainage study and provide a comprehensive site plan before submitting a Type 2 SUP, said Christopher Looney, planning and development services director for the city of New Braunfels.

A Type 1 SUP simply gives approval for the intended use of the land. A Type 2 SUP would authorize the owners to develop the property as outlined in detailed site plans, Looney said.

Liberty Partnership Ltd. and Henry Walnut Ltd. own the property. James Ingalls—a partner with civil engineering firm Moeller & Associates—and Stuart Blythin are working to develop the project.

“We’d like to take the best of all the resorts, or RV places, we have stayed at and create our dream destination,” Blythin said at the Jan. 25 meeting. “Our vision for this resort is a low-density park with concrete pads, a nice finish out at each spot and robust amenities for wholesome family fun.”

After sending notifications and requests for comment to 43 residents who live on property surrounding the proposed park, the city received six responses in favor of the plan and five responses in opposition.

Several residents raised concerns at the meeting, including those surrounding potential traffic around the property, noise from the park and safety with regard to the flood plain.

The second and final reading for the Type 1 SUP will be held during council’s Feb. 8 meeting. Readings for the Type 2 SUP will be held at a later date.
By Lauren Canterberry
Lauren began covering New Braunfels for Community Impact Newspaper in 2019. Her reporting focuses on education, development, breaking news and community interest stories. Lauren is originally from South Carolina and is a graduate of the University of Georgia.


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