Site plan and subdivision applications are reviewed for compliance with Austin's development regulations as provided in the Land Development Code (LDC). Subdivision regulations are in Chapter 25-4 and Title 30 of the LDC. Site Plan regulations are in Chapter 25-5 of the LDC.
A team of technical and professional staff in Land Use Review reviews application plans for compliance with the core provisions of the Land Development Code (LDC) for requirements including zoning, design standards, subdivision, drainage/floodplain, water quality, transportation, environmental review, erosion control, and mitigation and/or protection of protected or heritage trees. Review of plans is also coordinated with other city departments such as Austin Energy, Austin Water Utility, Austin Fire Department, Public Works, Right-of-Way (ROW), Utility Coordination, and Accessibility. Reviews are also coordinated with agencies including the county, school districts, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), Capital Metro and Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT).