Jeff Albrecht, Managing Shareholder of Sol Schwartz & Associates and Board Member of New Braunfels Area Community Foundation, breaks ground along with (from left) Roger Biggers, Executive Director of External Affairs, NBU, Gary Klingemann, Charlie Klingemann, Jeff Albrecht, Brit W. King, NBACF CEO/President, Brenda Chapman, NBACF Board Member and Cecil Eager, NBACF Board Chair.
Phase I officially broke ground. The historic New Braunfels Utilities redevelopment project will restore the 16 acres of the NBU Klingemann Warehouse property at the headwaters of the Comal Springs to its natural environment.
The ecological restoration will include removing 85 percent of the impervious cover currently on the property; upcapping and restoring the spring; restoring the natural riparian habitats for numerous endangered and threatened species; and restoring native plant communities.
In addition, Headwaters at the Comal will include an 8,000 sq. foot “Living Building,” with native plant trellises as the building’s exterior walls.