View the Emerging Projects Map to see prominent projects in planning or construction phases in and around Austin.  You can also export the data or view it in ArcGIS online.

The information is a snapshot in time and might not depict the actual current status of the project. This information is usually updated on a quarterly basis. Included in the map is information about the

  • geographical location
  • extent
  • proposed land use
  • status of projects in or around Austin.

Included projects on the map are

  • more than 10 acres
  • those that will have 20 or more residential units

Some of the exceptions are smaller sites in the urban core that will be more densely developed or larger sites with fewer units that cover large tracts of land. The information is sourced from newspapers, web blogs, web sites, as well as the City's development review process.

You could type in an address to zoom into your areas of interest and then click on any of the projects to generate a pop-up which will contain more information about the project. 

Some of the information presented in the map includes:

Proposed Land Use - Projects are categorized by proposed land use on the map

Civic includes hospitals, government services, educational, religious, meeting and assembly, cemeteries, cultural services
Commercial includes hotels, self-storage facilities, commercial recreational spaces, non-residential uses that are not solely retail or office
Industrial includes manufacturing, mining, solar farms, warehouses, landfills, warehousing and distribution
Mixed-Use includes a combination of uses, typically residential with non-residential uses
Office office
Open Space includes parks and greenbelts, golf courses, campgrounds, preserves, trails
PUD projects which have been submitted as Planned Unit Developments to the City's development review process
Residential-Duplex duplexes
Residential - Multi-Family includes apartments, attached condominiums, group quarters, retirement housing, three/ fourplexes
Residential - Single-Family single-family includes manufactured homes
Retail retail
Transportation includes railroad facilities, transportation facilities, bus stations, marinas, aviation facilities, airports
Utility electric, wastewater, and water utilities

Project Status - Information about the development status of the project is categorized as follows:

Proposed Projects that have been proposed for a particular site but are not in the City of Austin's development review process.
In Review Projects that have been submitted to the City of Austin 's review process but have not been approved at the time this database was updated.
Approved Projects which have received approval from the City of Austin's review process, but have not started construction.
Active Projects where construction has started.
Closed Zoning decision regarding that site has been made. The next stage of the development process can start.
Outside City of Austin's jurisdiction Projects which are outside the jurisdiction of the City of Austin and are not tracked for construction updates.
Transportation These could be in or around Austin.

Case Number

Case Number for the project in the City of Austin's development review process


More Information 

the pop-up contains a link to the City's Development Public Information web page where most information about the project can be found. 

For projects in Downtown Austin, please refer to the Downtown Austin Emerging Projects. You will be redirected to an external website managed by the Downtown Austin Alliance.

This product is for informational purposes only and may not have been prepared for or be suitable for legal, engineering, or surveying purposes. It does not represent an on-the-ground survey and represents only the approximate relative location of property boundaries. This product has been prepared by the Development Services Department for the sole purpose of geographic reference. No warranty is made by the City of Austin regarding specific accuracy or completeness.

If you have questions or comments about Emerging Projects - Austin, please email or call 311.