Top 10 development stories in New Braunfels in 2021

New Braunfels is seeking to diversify its housing options. (Lauren Canterberry/Community Impact Newspaper)
New Braunfels is seeking to diversify its housing options. (Lauren Canterberry/Community Impact Newspaper)

New Braunfels is seeking to diversify its housing options. (Lauren Canterberry/Community Impact Newspaper)

New housing developments and construction projects are ongoing in New Braunfels as the city continues to grow rapidly. Here are a few of Community Impact Newspaper’s top development stories of 2021.

New Braunfels’ River Mill district on track for rezoning to allow multifamily component

New Braunfels City Council members during a Dec. 13 meeting approved the first reading of a proposed rezoning of approximately 28.868 acres located adjacent to Broadway Drive, Rusk Street, Porter Street and the Guadalupe River.

If approved during a second reading, the property would be rezoned from M-2 heavy industrial district to MU-B high-intensity mixed-use district, allowing the proposed River Mill development to include a multifamily component in its plans.

New Braunfels City Council approves 2 MUDs for new, existing housing developments


New Braunfels City Council approved two requests Dec. 13 concerning municipal utility districts within the city’s extraterritorial jurisdiction—the addition of land to one existing MUD in Guadalupe County and the creation of another in Comal County.

The council unanimously approved the addition of 19.99 acres into the existing Lone Oak Farm MUD, located along the south side of FM 758 near the intersection of Hwy. 123 in Guadalupe County.

New Braunfels Utilities board to consider turning downtown headquarters into a hotel, restaurant and social garden

New Braunfels Utilities officials revealed plans Nov. 19 to transform the NBU headquarters at 263 Main Plaza in New Braunfels into a boutique downtown hotel named The Mainzer. The project would also include a restaurant, bar, social gathering space and parking garage.

New Braunfels council approves downtown reinvestment zone

On Sept. 27, New Braunfels City Council approved the second and final reading of an ordinance to designate downtown New Braunfels as the city’s third tax increment reinvestment zone, or TIRZ.

Covering about 182.91 acres, funding from the TIRZ will be used to improve public infrastructure such as roadways, utilities, sidewalks, and other pedestrian and bicycling facilities within the TIRZ.

6,000-home Mayfair development to break ground in early 2022

Mayfair, a 1,888-acre mixed-use development slated to be built over the course of 15-20 years, is on track to break ground soon as developers finalize agreements with the city and other entities.

The project, which has the potential to bring thousands of new residents to the New Braunfels area over the next 20 years, could break ground as early as the first quarter of 2022.

Cottage-style homes to occupy 18-acre property off Morningside Drive in New Braunfels

A new neighborhood is slated to be built in New Braunfels on an 18-acre property located at the corner of Morningside Drive and Ron Road.

The property, addressed at 441 Ron Road, will be developed by Aspen Heights Partners, an Austin-based real estate company that owns and operates similar neighborhoods around the country, according to TC Selman, vice president of the company.

Rezoning in downtown New Braunfels paves the way for future development

During the Sept. 13 regular City Council meeting, New Braunfels City Council members voted to approve the second reading of an ordinance to rezone a property located at 157 S. Guenther Ave. from a special neighborhood district to a central business district.

Builder to bring homes in $200K range to Solms Landing in New Braunfels

Wes Peoples Homes LLC has joined the planned Solms Landing community in an effort to bring more affordable homes to New Braunfels.

Solms Landing, a 98-acre master-planned development, is located east of I-35 in the Creekside area near Resolute Health Hospital and Buc-ees.

Larkspur at Creekside to bring 55-and-older community to New Braunfels

Drever Management Co. held a groundbreaking on June 8 for Larkspur at Creekside, a 184-unit community for residents over the age of 55.

Located at 340 FM 483, New Braunfels, the community will be the management company's third adult rental resort community in Texas and will be part of the master-planned New Braunfels Town Center community near Resolute Health Hospital.

New 38-acre residential development coming to New Braunfels

New Braunfels City Council took the initial steps toward the creation of a new residential subdivision during its first meeting of 2021.

Though a second reading of the rezoning request was scheduled to take place Jan. 25, officials gave the green light Jan. 11 to rezone 38 acres in New Braunfels that lie northeast of Hwy. 46 between the Stonegate and Windover Farms neighborhoods.
By Lauren Canterberry

Reporter, New Braunfels

Lauren joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in October 2019. After graduating with a degree in journalism from the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia, Lauren was a freelance journalist and worked as a college English teacher in China. At CI, Lauren covers education, local government, transportation, business, real estate development and nonprofits in New Braunfels.