Land Development Code

Friday, May 3, 2019 by Ryan Thornton

Council directs city staff on code rewrite

Austin City Council has spoken: It wants a new Land Development Code and map to look at and consider for adoption this year, ready to pass on first reading in October.Council voted during a special session Thursday afternoon to direct…

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 by Jessi Devenyns

BoA debates fences and pool safety

Barring a handful of exceptions, fences in Austin are generally 6 feet tall. A fence may exceed that standardized height, however, if “a structure, including a telephone junction box, exists that is reasonably likely to enable a child to climb…

Friday, April 26, 2019 by Ryan Thornton

Development code vote kicked down the road

City staffers are not quite in the clear to officially start work drafting a new Land Development Code. City Council was preparing to make a vote this week that would provide direction to City Manager Spencer Cronk regarding the code,…

Thursday, April 25, 2019 by Chad Swiatecki

Council to consider jump-start to small area planning

The city’s Planning and Zoning Department could be getting outside help to clear an anticipated decades-long backlog of planning documents for activity centers specified for growth in Imagine Austin.An amendment up for consideration at today’s City Council meeting includes possible…

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 by Ryan Thornton

Council debates preservation of special zoning districts

City Council members have come to a loose consensus on the five questions in City Manager Spencer Cronk’s land development code memo. Council is fundamentally in agreement that a new code is necessary and that a zoning map should be…

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 by Jessi Devenyns

Board of Adjustment grants unpermitted carport permission to stay parked

After a bitter neighborhood battle took place last month over a carport, the owner of the unpermitted car shelter was given a verdict to take down the structure that had stood for 16 years.However, the owner gave it one more…

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