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Council votes to build new Boerne City Hall

Rezoning request for 17 Herff also to be heard next month

Courtesy: City of Boerne
Courtesy: City of Boerne

BOERNE, Texas – The city of Boerne will soon break ground on a new City Hall and expand Herff Road in the area commonly known as SoBo. The council voted unanimously 5-0 Wednesday night to approve the sale of Texas tax notes for fund the projects.

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The city will issue $22 million in notes, of which $20 million will go toward a new City Hall on the city campus along North Main Street near the Patrick Health Public Library.

The remain $2 million will go toward expanding Herff Road from South Main Street to the newly opened Interstate 10 access road in “South Boerne.” The area is seeing a rapid expansion in commercial development, with a new hotel and several business complexes planned. The extension will allow drivers to go to directly from I-10 to Highway 46 around downtown without having to travel on Main Street.

The 17 Herff development was also brought back into the conversation.

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The Planning and Zoning Commission heard a request from the developer on Monday to rezone the property to allow for multfamily housing.

The City Council voted in April to zone the land as MU-1. The new zoning category is described as a walkable mixed-use area at a small scale, primarily for a blended mix of residential, commercial and retail service that supports adjacent neighborhood.

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Later this month, the council will have to receive the new recommendation from the commission and the earliest there will be a public hearing would be at the Sept. 12 City Council meeting.

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