Ask the editor: What is a city comprehensive plan?

The city is currently working to finalize a comprehensive plan that will steer the city's growth for the next decade.

The city is currently working to finalize a comprehensive plan that will steer the city's growth for the next decade.

The city of New Braunfels is working on a comprehensive plan that will steer the future of the city through 2030. The purpose of the document is to provide a snapshot that guides long-term decisions on how to develop the city.


To create the plan, nine advisory groups have been working on a vision for New Braunfels’ future in the following areas: economic competitiveness; parks; recreation and open space; transportation; tourism; natural resources and infrastructure; urban design and cultural, heritage and historic preservation; growth and future land use; education and youth; and facilities, services and capital improvements. The city also sought public input during the process.


According to Chris Looney, the city’s director of planning and community development, the first draft of the comprehensive plan will be presented to the city planning commission at its June 5 meeting. If the planning commission recommends approval, it will be presented to City Council at a future meeting.

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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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