New boutique hotel and restaurant could be destined for New Braunfels

Table of Contents Business // Commercial Real Estate Nov. 19, 2021Updated: Nov. 19, 2021 3:54 p.m….

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Developers are ready to propose bringing this destinations spot to the heart of New Braunfels.

Courtesy of New Braunfels Utilities

Downtown New Braunfels could look a little different if plans for a boutique hotel and development are approved. 

New Braunfels Utilities selected a team of developers to lead the charge on a proposal for a hotel development called the Mainzer that will sit on property in Main Plaza currently owned by the utility, the New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung reports

The group, called “Team Mainzer,” consists of New Braunfels-based companies Gillum Development and Seals Family Properties as well as Houston-based builder KDW. The team will present its official proposal to the utility’s board on January 27. 

Here’s what you should know about the project.

We don’t know much about The Mainzer

  • The Mainzer, located at 263 Main Plaza, will have space for a restaurant and a bar.
  • Developers will incorporate aspects of German culture, hence the name.
  • A look at the rendering also shows a “social garden” space for guests. 
  • A timeline for the project hasn’t been set.

The kickoff

  • The New Braunfels Utility announced in January 2020 that it will relocate from its Main Plaza office. 
  • The utility immediately put out a call for developers to handle a project that would “enhance our community’s quality” the Herald-Zeitung reported.
  • Six developers responded to the call, with the list eventually being narrowed down to three.
  • Builders would have to adhere to overlay district rules set with the help of San Antonio-based Douglas Architects.

Preservation is key

“We are locals, and we understand the importance of preserving and enhancing this important cornerstone of downtown and the history this site represents,” developer Gary Seals tells the Herald-Zeitung.