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.


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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 held the first Visioning Workshop for the Comprehensive Plan update on November 29th, at the Civic/Convention Center. If you were unable to attend the first Community-Wide Workshop you can still provide your feedback, view the presentation, and answer the visioning questions from the meeting by taking the survey.