Comprehensive Planning


Envision New Braunfels


Envision New Braunfels is a city-wide effort to develop a vision and ‘roadmap’ for New Braunfels’ future through 2030. 

Often referred to as “a roadmap for the future,” the Comprehensive Plan is a long-range vision document that captures community-driven goals and objectives to guide local decision and policymakers on the City’s growth and development. 

It’s a vision for the future, created through public input, that reflects the needs and desires of residents. One of the most important steps in a comprehensive plan process is to identify elements that create a community.

About the Plan

  1. Timeline
  2. Advisory Groups & Steering Committee
  3. Community Outreach


Plan Status

In 2016, City Council directed we proceed with an update to our Comprehensive Plan, which was last updated in 1998. A Comprehensive Plan is the long-range plan that guides all city policy and decision making. The Comprehensive Plan, Envision New Braunfels, was developed through a robust public engagement process. We created a 9-member steering committee made up of a Council Member, Planning Commissioner, Chamber President, School District Superintendents, County Commissioners, NBU board rep, and Economic Development Corporation chair, 9 plan element advisory groups, each representing a chapter in the plan, were together made up of approximately 400 residents. We had over 7500 participants online (through our website and surveys), over 1200 participants engaged on social media (through Facebook polls and conversation), 20+ news articles, over 1400 written comments, 37 community events, 16 Steering Committee meetings, 4 community-wide dialogues plus 9 public engagement meetings. The process culminated by the unanimous adoption of the plan by City Council in August of 2018. To keep our residents informed about the implementation progress of the plan, we looked at best practices around the state and have built an interactive update so that the public can check it as often as they like.

View the most recent status of the Comprehensive Plan