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City of Austin Board of Adjustment: The city's Board of Adjustment is a quasi-judicial body that decides on variances, special exceptions and can issue interpretations of code.
Waterfront Overlay: Development regulations for the Waterfront Overlay District were established in 1989, and extends from Lady Bird Lake into its near tributaries. The purpose of the overlay is to promote a "harmonious" transition between downtown development and the parkland that surrounds the water.