about the plan

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 policy makers on the City’s growth and development.


Our timeline

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What is a comprehensive plan?

A comprehensive plan is a long-range roadmap for the growth of a community. 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. Envision New Braunfels is ‘comprehensive’ because it explores the following nine plan element areas.

  1. Growth and Future Land Use 

  2. Urban Design and Cultural, Heritage and Historic Preservation 

  3. Parks and Recreation 

  4. Economic Competitiveness 

  5. Tourism 

  6. Transportation

  7. Natural Resources and Infrastructure 

  8. Education and Youth

  9. Facilities, Services and Capital Improvements


Where can I download plan documents?


here's what's happened so far




The City of New Braunfels and the Envision New Braunfels Steering Committee invited the community to the third workshop for the comprehensive plan update. This event was held at the New Braunfels Civic/Convention Center and built on the goals drafted at the Visioning Workshop held on March 6, 2017.