2022 REAL ESTATE EDITION
WHO ARE THE PARTICIPANTS*?
SURVEY RESPONSE In spring 2022, the city collected survey responses from area residents and developers. The vast majority of participants in the survey are residents and property owners.
to each district and allowing city sta to make deci- sions on minor projects instead of sending each request to the historic landmark commission are a few possible changes that could be made to the his- toric preservation code, Goebel said. “The story of how we got here and how New Braunfels grew to be what it is, is important. It tells the story of the people. … Historically, that’s import- ant. That’s part of the story. And I think those things need to be protected,” Kohlenberg said. She added that she hopes the revisions will be clear, concise and not open to excessive interpretation. Jumping into zoning Following the completion of the Code Assessment Report, the city hosted several public input meetings focused on each of the four sections of the code. Ocials, Clarion Associates and the committee will approach the sections in phases, Goebel said, with the rst being zoning. According to the assessment report, the city has 39 unique zoning districts and 73 additional special districts. By comparison, San Marcos has a total of 47 zon- ing and special districts, and Schertz has 30, accord- ing to city documents. “While we wouldn’t ever say, ‘Oh, you know, the right number of zoning districts for a city of your size is x.’ … 39 is kind of a lot,” said Jenny Baker, a project associate with Clarion. “One of the reasons why there
A desire for additional green space and walkability Environmental considerations for new development Streamline and clarify the codes Incorporate more diverse projects within the city
737 residents or property owners
business owners 83
total individuals responded 760
other 27 consultants 7 developers 13
*RESIDENTS WERE PERMITTED TO SELECT MORE THAN ONE IDENTIFIER SOURCES: CITY OF NEW BRAUNFELS, CLARION ASSOCIATESCOMMUNITY IMPACT NEWSPAPER
Once the project is complete, the team will present each portion to City Council for approval and develop a plan to determine enforcement and how existing properties will be incorporated. Though the timeline for the project is long, Looney is hopeful the project will result in a code that stream- lines city processes and allows for better exibility and adaptability in the future. “I believe if we can have a clear set of instructions, a recipe book that says here’s the things you need to do, and here’s examples of those. … I think it’ll be as helpful to the city as it will be to the citizens of the city,” Rosenauer said.
are so many is that there is this slate of pre-1987 dis- tricts, and then a slate of post-1987 districts. In many cases those are the same.” The zoning ordinance received some updates in the 1980s, Looney said, but many duplicate zones remained in place. Over 75% of current land use falls into one of seven districts while 24 districts account for less than 1% of land use, Baker said. One of the primary goals of the LDO project will be to simplify the districts by combining duplicate districts, maintaining frequently used districts, elim- inating unused zones and creating new districts that better t the city’s needs, she said. After each phase of the project the city will host additional public meetings and surveys before mov- ing on to the next phase, Looney said.
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