New Braunfels, Texas — SouthStar Communities, joined by the City of New Braunfels and Comal County, broke ground on an upcoming mixed-use community, Mayfair, on April 12, 2022.
The groundbreaking ceremony kicked off the 15-year project with 6,000 residential units, 70 acres of commercial development, 120 acres of mixed-use space, and over 300 acres of public park space. The community will also be home to two new elementary schools, one middle school, and one high school. The expansive community is split by IH35 in the heart of the fast-growing Austin to San Antonio corridor.
Mayfair will add 330-acres of public parks to the area, coordinating park and regional trail planning with the City of New Braunfels. The community will also feature 35 miles of trails and pathways, including dedicated off-street bike lanes, mountain bike trails, and multi-use trails. Greenspace and trails will connect throughout the community, encouraging residents and guests to consider bikes or pedestrian travel to nearby shops, restaurants and employment. The Mayfair Town Center is a planned mixed-use retail hub that will feature walkable retail – shops, restaurants and services with apartments above.
“We’ve been creating communities across the southern United States for over 25 years – there is nothing better than getting to work in your own backyard. We’ve been working in Comal County for over a decade and are proud to call it home for Southstar – the quality of life cannot be beat,” said Chip Mills, Senior Vice President of SouthStar Communities, overseeing the Mayfair development. “We’re thrilled to play a role in smart, regional growth that protects the natural beauty and considers the impacts of its surroundings while creating new housing and job opportunities for so many.”
Mayfair will connect east and west sides of IH 35 with an underpass under the newly re-constructed section of IH 35 between Watson Lane and Kohlenberg, connecting both sides of the community and facilitating travel across northern Comal County. Mayfair will also provide utilities through a Water Improvement District, which will partially fund state-of-the-art infrastructure across its 1,900 acres.
750 single-family homes of varied sizes have already been contracted to regional and national builders, and parcels have been committed for apartments, cluster homes and build-to-rent homes, exemplifying the housing mix that Mayfair will offer. Initial homes are anticipated to be available in summer of 2023.
“SouthStar Communities came to us with a plan and the experience to be able to execute it and a shared commitment to what already makes New Braunfels so special,” said New Braunfels Mayor Rusty Brockman. “The SouthStar team collaborated with the City of New Braunfels and New Braunfels Utilities for 18 months and hosted several public listening sessions, to ensure the Mayfair plan was considered by the community. Despite its location between two of the fastest growing counties in the country, Hays and Comal counties, the Mayfair plan is designed and regulated to proactively address its own growth impacts before they can affect the City or County. We’re committed to showcasing Mayfair as an example of smart growth for the region.”
About SouthStar Communities
SouthStar Communities is an award-winning planned community developer headquartered in New Braunfels, Texas. Named Best Developer by the Greater San Antonio Builders Association and San Antonio Business Journal’s Business of the Year Honoree, SouthStar has shaped remarkable places to live, learn, work and explore for over 150,000 residents across 23 years, operating to its mission of “Creating Healthy Communities for Life”. This legacy has included operating the fastest-growing communities in Dallas, San Antonio and New Braunfels, TX.
For more information on SouthStar Communities and to keep up to date on news and happenings across properties, visit www.southstarcommunities.com.