Monday, January 6, 2020 by Austin Monitor

Austin Monitor Radio: Impervious cover and the LDC

The city’s ongoing attempt to rewrite the Land Development Code touches on many facets of development in Austin. In this installment of our radio show, we take a closer look at how the rewrite will impact impervious cover – the amount of ground in the city covered by development – and what impact impervious cover could have on flooding and drainage. Matt Hollon, who works for the city’s Watershed Protection Department, talks to Austin Monitor reporter Jessi Devenyns about the current draft and potential changes.

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Austin Monitor Radio: Austin Monitor's weekly KOOP radio show.

City of Austin Land Development Code: The city's Land Development Code regulates building and development in the city of Austin. As part of the Imagine Austin Comprehensive Plan, the code is currently undergoing a rewrite in what is called the "CodeNEXT." That process is expected to be completed in 2016.

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