By Anca Gagiuc
The Carbon Cos. announced plans for a new mixed-use development in Boerne, Texas. The development, dubbed The Village at 17 Herff, will include a mix of residential, luxury high-end retail and restaurants.
The 18,240-square-foot Village at 17 Herff is jointly developed by The Carbon Cos. and Thompson Realty Capital LLC and will occupy 26.6 acres at 17 Herff in Boerne. In January 2017, The Carbon Cos. filed a rezoning request for the project, asking that a portion of the project be designated R-4 for residential use instead of the original MU-1 zoning designated by the City of Boerne. Company CEO Edmund Garahan said the review process will take about 75 days, with the first hearing scheduled for August 8. Preleasing for a range of retail and restaurants is currently underway through Weitzman.
The design is a modern interpretation of historic Texas Hill Country architectural elements, intended to complement the existing early 20th century Herff home, which will be an integral part of the development. Construction will consist of concrete slab on grade with a mix of steel and wood structures. The residential and retail exteriors will be a mingling of native limestone, brick and sidings, accented by native landscaping consisting of drought-resistant, water-conserving plants. Furthermore, to the extent possible, all materials will be locally sourced.
The developers implemented a few changes in order to make The Village at 17 Herff a low-impact project. These include:
- Widening the project’s setback from 20 feet from the property line to 150 feet from the center line of the creek
- Lowering the height of buildings nearest Cibolo Creek from three stories to two
- Reducing the amount of retail space
- Increasing the amount of open space
“It is our intention to make The Village at 17 Herff a first-class project that will attract desirable tenants and have no adverse effects on Cibolo Creek, the surrounding habitat, local traffic or the quality of life of Boerne residents,” Garahan said in a prepared statement.
Images courtesy of Weitzman