Land Development Code

Thursday, October 17, 2019 by Jessi Devenyns

Board of Adjustment debates how far is too far to read a sign

The Hill Country Roadway Ordinance mandates that any sign along Highway 360 be less than 12 feet high, smaller than 64 square feet and conceal exterior lighting.However, Ben Robinson, who was representing the applicant for the Nalle Woods apartments at…

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 by Jessi Devenyns

Board of Adjustment wants to participate more fully in LDC review

The Land Development Code draft continues to make its way through the city’s boards and commissions, making its latest stop at the Board of Adjustment on Monday night.The Board of Adjustment is tasked with sending feedback to the Planning Commission…

Tuesday, October 15, 2019 by Jessi Devenyns

Planning Commission begins tackling the new LDC draft

Friday, Oct. 4, was a big day for the city of Austin. That afternoon ushered in the draft of the city’s most recent attempt to rewrite its Land Development Code, kicking off months of discussions about the topic.The Planning Commission…

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 by Ryan Thornton

Council responds to code housing capacity and mapping

The city’s Land Development Code draft promises a major increase in housing capacity across the city, falling just shy of City Council’s housing capacity goals in the 2017 Austin Strategic Housing Blueprint.In its current form, the code would push the…

Friday, October 4, 2019 by Audrey McGlinchy

Latest draft of Austin’s land development rules permit denser housing, loosen parking restrictions

The city has proposed allowing for denser housing while loosening parking requirements in its latest revamp of rules dictating what can be built in Austin and where.The draft proposal, released to the public Friday afternoon, also allows for accessory dwelling…

Monday, September 30, 2019 by Ryan Thornton

Code rewrite team says development can help city water problems

The Land Development Code rewrite team has again struck a balance on city priorities. At Thursday’s update with City Council – the last before the draft document goes public Friday – the team outlined its strategy to leverage growth and…

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