Adopted in 2018, the South Castell Visioning Plan outlines the redevelopment of several City-owned blocks on S. Castell Ave to include updates to the Civic/Convention center, and future development of multi-family housing, hotels, off ice and retail space. The street itself is also planned to receive extensive upgrades, to create a more pedestrian-friendly boulevard. This extensive project and repurposing of city blocks will serve as a catalyst to invigorate the energy of downtown New Braunfels. Its close proximity to The CoOp is advantageous, guaranteeing an increased population density living downtown, which in turn will generate additional traff ic to the CoOp’s amenities.