The Veramendi master-planned community has been an up-and-coming development in New Braunfels for over a decade, as City Council approved the first development agreement in 2013.

Upon full completion, the 2,400-acre community will include:
  • 6,000 single- and multifamily dwelling units
  • A minimum of 480 acres of park land
  • Two elementary schools
  • Retail and commercial development
  • A 35-foot-tall detention dam
  • Other services/amenities
The community is being developed by ASA Properties LLC, a Texas-based company comprising both Australian and U.S. property developers and land development professionals, according to the business's website.

Vice President of Finance Max Harford said the overall vision of the community is to give New Braunfels and Veramendi residents a unique area that encompasses most lifestyle needs.

“The vision of the community is that there are a variety of ways that people can live within Veramendi, whether that’s building and buying a home, or renting one of the apartments that are underway now, and it is really underpinned by those greenbelts and park systems,” Harford said.

Vice President of Operations Garrett Mechler said he and Harford both grew up in the New Braunfels area, and wanted to bring something to enhance their hometown.

“Growing up, if you needed to go shopping, you went to San Antonio or Austin,” Mechler said. “As the community has grown, there are a number of opportunities in town now, and that is what we want to continue to enhance and elaborate on.”

What’s being done

The largest portion of the development focuses on the creation of single-family homes and multifamily apartment buildings alongside retail and commercial developments.

At project completion, a minimum of 480 acres of parkland will be located within the community, which includes two regional parks that are a minimum of 50 acres a piece, and community and neighborhood parks throughout the development.

Mechler said each level of park has requirements for development, and the neighborhood parks will feature amenities such as playscapes and pavilions.
People at a park in the Veramendi development
The Veramendi development will feature more than 480 acres of park and green space. (Courtesy ASA Properties LLC)
What else?

One of the requirements under the development agreement was that a detention dam must be constructed.

The $8 million project was completed in October 2021, with the 35‑foot‑tall earthen flood control dam stretching 950 feet with capacity to hold 20 million cubic feet of water, according to the development website.

“That dam serves detention for all of Veramendi, but it is also two-and-a-half times larger than it would have needed to be for Veramendi detention alone,” Mechler said.

Harford and Mechler said the development is also considerate of the impact on the local environment, and they have made efforts to replant trees as a way to mitigate any tree removal during the design and construction process.

“The trees—the Live Oaks, the Cedar Elms—we do spend a lot of time and effort to save,” Mechler said. “And then we plant tons of trees, not just for preservation.”

Moving forward

Mechler said the single-family development at Veramendi is around halfway complete and will take around 10 years to complete.

For commercial development, the timeline will vary, with the potential to complete all vertical development over the next 10-20 years.

The two apartment projects in the development, the Abbey at Veramendi and Legacy at Veramendi are accepting applications on each project’s respective website, with leasing expected to begin this year.

While one elementary school opened within the community in 2019, New Braunfels ISD in May broke ground on the second elementary school, which is expected to open in 2025.

Various home developers have properties for sale, featuring properties ranging from three to five bedrooms at prices $400,000 and higher on average. Home prices and sizes vary by developer.

For more information and updates on projects happening within the Veramendi development, visit