Land Development Code Revision Blogs

 

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What impact could the Land Development Code Revision have on property taxes?

The following information was gathered from a discussion on October 29, 2019 with Travis County Appraisal District Chief Appraiser, Marya Crigler and other key TCAD staff and consistent with information discussed at the City Council work session on December 3, 2019 ...

December 4, 2019

Deed Restrictions & City Zoning Regulations

Residents frequently ask whether City zoning laws and proposed zoning changes override restrictive covenants.  The question often centers around whether an accessory dwelling unit can be built on a lot even though the lot is subject to restrictive covenants that do not allow an accessory dwelling unit. ...

November 14, 2019

October Events & Outreach

Thanks to everyone who came out to learn more about the Land Development Code Revision!  As planned, we focused on community outreach and education throughout the month of October. During our interactions with Austinites, we shared information about the proposed revisions to the Land Development Code ...

November 1, 2019

Balancing Flood Risk Reduction, Improved Water Quality, and Impervious Cover

The Land Development Code draft text and map balance Council’s direction to reduce flood risk, improve water quality, and hold the line on impervious cover with Council’s direction to increase housing capacity and provide missing middle housing. ... 

October 17, 2019

Public Participation and What Happens After the Draft Code Is Released?

The City of Austin has released the first draft of the revised Land Development Code text and zoning map guided by Council’s May 2 policy direction. ... 

October 4, 2019

What is a Transition Area?

There has been a lot of discussion about transition areas and transition zones. Here’s what you need to know: ... 

September 26, 2019

Room to Grow: Housing Capacity and Housing Yield

Current trends indicate that Austin’s population is forecasted to grow by about 2% per year, and the region’s population is forecasted to grow by about 3.4% per year. ... 

August 22, 2019

What happens to existing single-family homes in a new transition area?

As regulations change over time, it’s common for existing uses to not fully comply with all of the rules that new development would have to meet. ...

August 7, 2019

Austin's Land Development Code Revision

In 2012, the Austin City Council unanimously adopted Imagine Austin, the City’s 30-year comprehensive plan. ...

July 23, 2019