Adopted Code Amendments of Interest

2016

  • C20-2016-016: Neighborhood Plan Amendment – Consider an amendment to Title 25 of the City Code to require a property owner to pay for application fees when Council initiates an NPA in a planning area where no contact team exists. ~ Staff Contact: Maureen Meredith, PAZ, (512) 974-2695.* Ordinance 20170608-057

  • C20-2016-011: Historic Compatibility – Consider an amendment to Title 25 of the City Code to require properties zoned historic landmark (H) combining district or historic area (HD) combining district to comply with ARTICLE 10 COMPATIBILITY STANDARDS. ~ Staff Contact: Jerry Rusthoven, PAZ, (512) 974-3207.* Ordinance 20160922-080

  • C20-2016-010: Findings of Fact – Consider an amendment to Title 25 of the City Code to clarify findings of fact requirements for environmental variances.~ Staff Contact: Andrea Bates, WPD, (512) 974-2291.* Ordinance 20170615-102

  • C20-2016-009: Watershed Protection Ordinance Cleanup – Consider an amendment to Title 25 of the City Code to clarify and clean up language in the WPO. ~ Staff Contact: Andrea Bates, WPD, (512) 974-2291.*Ordinance 20170615-102

  • C20-2016-006: SOS Zilker – Consider an amendment to Title 25 of the City Code related to construction of a restroom and associated facilities in the area generally known as Zilker Park.~ Staff Contact:: Gary Gregson, PARD, (512) 974- 9475.*Ordinance 20170413-039

  • C20-2016-002: Lake Austin Code Cleanup – Consider an amendment to Title 25 of the City Code to clarify portions of the code related to Lake Austin development and remove conflicts and unintended consequences resulting from the 2014 Lake Austin code amendments. ~ Staff Contact: Liz Johnston, WPD, (512) 974-2619.* Ordinance 20160922-048

  • C20-2016-001: BOA Special Exception Extension – Consider an amendment to Title 25 of the City Code to extend the period for which the Board of Adjustment may grant special exceptions and associated fee waivers. ~ Staff Contact: Greg Dutton, PAZ, (512) 974-3509.* Ordinance 20160519-057

2015

  • C20-2015-019: Festival Beach – Consider an amendment to Title 25 of the City Code to amend Festival Beach Waterfront Overlay regulations. ~ Staff Contact: Greg Dutton, PAZ, (512) 974-3509.* Ordinance 20160623-101     

  • C20-2015-018: Tenant Relocation – Consider an amendment to Title 25 of the City Code related to recommendations for tenant relocation assistance requirements. ~ Staff Contact: Lauren Avioli, NHCD, (512) 974-3141.* Ordinance 20160901-050

  • C20-2015-015: Short-Term Rentals Type 2 License Suspension – Consider an amendment to Title 25 of the City Code to suspend the issuance of new short-term rental Type 2 licenses. ~ Staff Contact: Marcus Elliot, Code, (512) 974-1951; Trish Link, Law, (512) 974-2173; Greg Dutton, PAZ, (512) 974-3509 * Ordinance 20151112-078

  • C20-2015-014: PUD Zoning – Consider an amendment to Title 25 of the City Code relating to approval requirements for Planned Unit Development zoning cases. ~ Staff Contact: Greg Dutton, PAZ, (512) 974-3509. * Ordinance 20160211-008

  • C20-2015-013: Contact Teams – Consider an amendment to Title 25 of the City Code related to regulations for Neighborhood Planning Contact Teams. ~ Staff Contact: Greg Dutton, PAZ, (512) 974-3509. * Ordinance 20160128-084

  • C20-2015-012: Short-Term Rental Updates – Consider amendments to Title 25 of the City Code related to short-term rental use. ~ Staff Contact: Marcus Elliot, Code, (512) 974-1951; Trish Link, Law, (512) 974-2173; Greg Dutton, PAZ, (512) 974-3509. * Ordinance 20160223-A.l

  • C20-2015-010: Porch Encroachment – Consider an amendment to Title 25 of the City Code regarding regulations for porch encroachment into street side yards. ~ Staff Contact: Greg Dutton, PAZ, (512) 974-3509 * Ordinance 20151217-093

  • C20-2015-008: Traffic Mitigation – Consider an amendment to Title 25 of the City Code related to requirements for providing traffic mitigation as a condition of development approval. ~ Staff Contact: Staff, ATD, (512) 974-5621 * Ordinance 20170302-077

  • C20-2015-007: Educational Facilities – Consider an amendment to Title 25 of the City Code regarding regulations for development of educational facilities. ~ Staff Contact: Donna Galati, DSD, (512) 974-2733.* Ordinance 20160623-090

  • C20-2015-006: Garage Facades – Consider an amendment to Title 25 of the City Code related to neighborhood plan design tool garage placement standards ~ Staff Contact: Greg Dutton, PAZ, (512) 974-3509.* Ordinance 20160505-051

  • C20-2015-005: East Riverside Corridor Drive-Throughs – Consider an amendment to Title 25 of the City Code to amend the East Riverside Corridor Regulating Plan to add an address to the list of existing drive-throughs. ~ Staff Contact: Jorge E. Rousselin, PAZ, (512) 974-2975 * Ordinance 20151015-070

  • C20-2015-003: Barton Springs Zone – Consider a site-specific amendment to City Code Chapter 25-8, Article 12 (Save Our Springs Initiative) for the Eliza Springs outlet daylighting project located generally within Zilker Park.~ Staff Contact: Chris Herrington, WPD, (512) 974-2840 *Ordinance (PENDING)

  • C20-2015-002: Subchapter F: East Riverside Corridor and Transit Oriented Districts – Consider an amendment to Title 25 of the City Code to clarify that Subchapter F does not apply to property zoned ERC or TOD.  ~ Staff Contact: Greg Dutton, PAZ, (512) 974-3509 * Ordinance 20151015-071

  • C20-2015-001: Adult-Oriented Businesses – Consider an amendment to Title 25 of the City Code to change the zoning regulations and distance requirements for adult-oriented businesses. ~ Staff Contact: Greg Dutton, PAZ, (512) 974-3509 * Ordinance 20150416-029

2014

  • C20-2014-029: Barton Springs Zone – Consider site-specific amendments to Title 25 of the City Code to address proposed redevelopment and expansion of St. Catherine of Siena Church, within the Barton Springs Zone.~ Staff Contact: Andrea Bates, WPD, (512) 974-2291 * Ordinance 20160225-063

  • C20-2014-028: Parkland Dedication – Consider an amendment to Title 25 of the City Code to implement recommendations relating to Parkland Dedication, including land dedication, fees in-lieu of dedication, park development fees, and integration of park fees into the annual fee adoption process. ~ Staff Contact: Randy Scott, PARD, (512) 974-9484 * Ordinance 20160128-086

  • C20-2014-027: Residential Design and Compatibility Commission –Consider an amendment to Title 25 of the City Code to dissolve the Residential Design & Compatibility Commission and associated waiver process for requirements of the McMansion ordinance. ~ Staff Contact:Greg Dutton, PAZ, (512) 974-3509 * Ordinance 20150507-042

  • C20-2014-026: Construction and Demolition – Consider an amendment to Title 25 of the City Code related to recycling requirements for construction and demolition projects. ~ Staff Contact: Jessica King, ARR, (512) 974-7678 * Ordinance 20151119-098

  • C20-2014-024: Congress Avenue – Consider an amendment to Title 25 of the City Code to change the step back of the Congress Avenue combining district.. ~ Staff Contact: Greg Dutton, PAZ, (512) 974-3509 * Ordinance 20141211-201

  • C20-2014-021: East Riverside Corridor Amendment Process – Consider an amendment to Title 25 of the City Code regarding applications for amendments to the East Riverside Corridor Regulating Plan. ~ Staff Contact: Greg Dutton, PAZ, (512) 974-3509.* Ordinance 20151015-086

  • C20-2014-019: PUD On-Site Affordability – Consider an amendment to Title 25 of the City Code to change on-site affordability requirements for PUDs. ~ Staff Contact: Jessi Koch, NHCD, (512) 974-3184 Ordinance 20151119-092

  • C20-2014-015: Proposed Code Amendment and Proposed Administrative Rules – Proposed Code Amendment regarding review times and Proposed Administrative Rules (15.1, 15.2, 15.3, 15.4, 15.5, 15.6). ~ Staff Contact: Donna Galati, DSD, (512) 974-2733. Ordinance 20160421-039

  • C20-2014-013: Alley Fences – Consider an amendment to Title 25 of the City Code to allow construction of an eight foot fence along an alley that separates residential and commercial or industrial uses. ~ Staff Contact: Greg Dutton, PAZ, (512) 974-3509 *Ordinance 20141120-181

  • C20-2014-012: Secondary Apartments – Consider an amendment to Title 25 of the City Code to amend secondary apartment regulations, including size and parking requirements. ~ Staff Contact: Ming Chu, PAZ, (512) 974-6413 *Ordinance 20151119-080

  • C20-2014-011: Residential Uses in DMU – Consider an amendment to Title 25 of the City Code to permit additional residential uses in the DMU zoning district, and consider excluding DMU from Subchapter F regulations. ~ Staff Contact: Greg Dutton, PAZ, (512) 974-3509 *Ordinance 20150212-085

  • C20-2014-010: Parkland Dedication – Consider an amendment to Title 25 of the City Code to allow amendment of plat notes regarding parkland dedication. ~ Staff Contact: Greg Dutton, PAZ, (512) 974-3509- *Ordinance 20140807-169

  • C20-2014-008: Reduced Parking – Consider an amendment to Title 25 of the City Code to clarify that parking reductions cannot be taken for single family residential projects or site plan exemptions. ~ Staff Contact: Greg Dutton, PAZ, (512) 974-3509 - *Ordinance 20141106-120

  • C20-2014-006: Sidewalk Sales and Signs – Consider an amendment to Title 25 of the City Code to allow signs and sale of items on sidewalks adjacent to businesses, without a permit.~ Staff Contact: .~ Viktor Auzenne, PAZ, (512)  974-2941- *Ordinance 20140828-148

  • C20-2014-005: Transit Logos – Consider an amendment to Title 25 of the City Code to allow sponsor logos on certain right-of-way installations.~ Staff Contact: Viktor Auzenne, DSD, (512)  974-2941-*Ordinance 20140828-146

  • C20-2014-004: SMART Housing – Consider an amendment to Title 25 of the City Code related to the Transportation component of SMART housing requirements. ~ Staff Contact: Jessi Koch, NHCD, (512) 974-3184.*Ordinance 20141106-124

  • C20-2014-003: Small Lot Amnesty – Consider an amendment to Title 25 of the City Code to clarify that the small lot amnesty infill tool cannot be used to disaggregate a site into substandard lots.~ Staff Contact: Greg Dutton, PAZ, (512) 974-3509. *Ordinance 20160303-036

  • C20-2014-001: Micro-Units – Consider an amendment to Title 25 of the City Code to remove barriers to micro-unit development.~ Staff Contact: Greg Dutton, PAZ, (512) 974-3509- *Ordinance 20141211-228

2013

  • C20-2013-036: Temporary School Signs – Consider an amendment to Title 25 of the City Code to allow schools to install temporary non-electronic signs.~ Staff Contact: Viktor Auzenne, C, (512) 974-2941. *Ordinance 20140807-147

  • C20-2013-035: Occupancy Limits – Consider an amendment to Title 25 of the City Code related to dwelling unit occupancy. ~ Staff Contact: Greg Dutton, PAZ, (512) 974-3509 *Ordinance 20140320-062

  • C20-2013-034: Mobile Retail – Consider an amendment to Title 25 of the City Code to allow mobile retail sale of goods on property located in a commercial zoning district.~ Staff Contact: Greg Dutton, PAZ, (512) 974-3509- * Ordinance 20140626-145.

  • C20-2013-030: Temporary Signs (Non-Projected) – Consider an amendment to Title 25 of the City Code to create a new code regulating non-projected signage at special events. ~ Staff Contact: Viktor Auzenne, DSD, (512)  974-2941 *RELATED TO ITEM C20-2013-006* – * Ordinance 20140213-088.

  • C20-2013-029: 25-1 Enhanced Penalties – Consider an amendment to Title 25 of the City Code to repeal and replace Section 25-1-462 relating to criminal enforcement and enhanced fines. ~ Staff Contact:: Steve Ramirez, Austin Code, (512) 974-2320 - *Ordinance 20140515-058.

  • C20-2013-027: Rainey St District Density Bonus –  Consider an amendment to Title 25 of the City Code to codify the remainder of the community benefits of the Downtown Density Bonus Program, make the Rainey Street Subdistrict eligible to participate in the Downtown Density Bonus Program. ~ Staff Contact: Greg Dutton, PAZ, (512) 974-3509 *Ordinance 20140227-054.

  • C20-2013-026: Breweries – Consider an amendment to Title 25 of the City Code to allow breweries to sell on-site beer that is produced on-site. ~ Staff Contact: Greg Dutton, PAZ, (512) 974-3509 - *Ordinance 20140417-082.

  • C20-2013-025: Lake Austin Amendments – Consider amendments to City Code related to recommendations from the Lake Austin Task Force report. ~Staff Contact: Chris Herrington, WPD, (512) 974-2840- *Ordinance 20140626-113.

  • C20-2013-024: Lake Austin Overlay – Consider an amendment to City Code Title 25 to create a zoning overlay within 1,000 feet of Lake Austin that incorporates aspects of the LA zoning district. ~ Staff Contact: Greg Dutton, PAZ, (512) 974-3509 - *Ordinance 20140626-114.

  • C20-2013-023: Accessible Ramps – Consider an amendment to City Code Title 25 to allow placement of accessible ramps in required side yard setbacks. ~ Staff Contact: John McDonald, DSD, (512) 974-2728 - *Ordinance 20140522-078.

  • C20-2013-021: Rainey St. Affordability –  Consider an amendment to Title 25 to City Code that are necessary to ensure the affordable housing units in the Rainey Street Subdistrict, that allow for waiver of the 40 foot height limit per 25-2-739(C)(2) of the Land Development Code, remain affordable for not less than 40 years for rental housing and for 99 years for on-site for sale housing from the date of certificate of occupancy is issued. ~ Staff Contact: NHCD – *Ordinance 20140227-054

  • C20-2013-017: Watershed Protection – Amendment to the City Code to improve stream buffer requirements, protect headwaters and stream banks, preserve floodplains, and improve storm water controls. ~ Staff Contact: Matt Hollon, Watershed Protection Department, (512) 974-2212 - *Ordinance 20131017-046

  • C20-2013-016: Lake Austin Approvals – Consider amendments to Title 25 of the City Code to change the review and granting body for certain sections of 25-2, 25-7, and 25-8 from the Parks and Recreation Board to the Planning Commission.. ~ Staff Contact: Greg Dutton, PAZ, (512) 974-3509 - *Ordinance 20131017-079

  • C20-2013-015: LO Off-Site Accessory Parking – Consider an amendment to Title 25 of the City Code to make off-site accessory parking a permitted or conditional use in the LO zoning district.~ Staff Contact: Greg Dutton, PAZ, (512) 974-3509- *Ordinance 20131017-081

  • C20-2013-014: Planned Unit Development (PUD) Affordable Housing – Consider an amendment to PUD regulations, such that the affordable housing requirement, and fee in lieu of, are calculated using the amount of building square footage in the proposed PUD that exceeds the baseline height or floor to area ratio. Staff Contact: Jerry Rusthoven, PAZ, (512) 974-3207 -*Ordinance 20131003-096

  • C20-2013-013: Board of Adjustment Special Exceptions Extension – Consider an amendment to Title 25 of the City Code to extend the time during which special exceptions may be sought by applicants. ~ Staff Contact: Greg Dutton, PAZ, (512) 974-3509 - *Ordinance 20130822-126

  • C20-2013-012: Historic Landmark Commission Public Hearing Deadlines – Consider an amendment to Title 25 of the City Code to extend demolition and relocation permit review periods from 45 to 60 days. ~ Staff Contact: Steve Sadowsky, PAZ, (512) 974-6454 - *Ordinance 20130829-106.

  • C20-2013-011: Vested Development Rights– Consider an amendment to Chapters 25-1 and 25-5 relating to vested development rights under Chapter 245 and Section 43.002 of the Texas Local Government Code. ~ Staff Contact: Greg Guernsey, PAZ, (512) 974-2387 - *Ordinance 20140612-084.

  • C20-2013-010: Site Plan Exemptions – Consider an amendment to Title 25 of the City Code to allow site plan exemptions for townhomes in the Mueller PUD. ~ Staff Contact: George Zapalac, PAZ, (512) 974-2725 - *Ordinance 20130328-032

  • C20-2013-008: Downtown Density Bonus Program – Consider amendments to Title 25 of the City Code to codify a streamlined downtown density bonus program and amendments to CURE zoning.~ Staff Contact: Jim Robertson, PAZ, (512) 974-3564 - *Ordinance 20130627-105

  • C20-2013-007: Short-Term Rental Updates - Consider an amendment to Chapter 25-2 of the City Code to improve compliance, notification, enforcement, and efficiency of short-term rental regulations.~ Staff Contact: Greg Dutton, PAZ, (512) 974-3509 - *Ordinance 20130926-144

  • C20-2013-006: Temporary Signs (Projected) - Consider an amendment to Title 25 of the city code to allow temporary signs in the downtown area for special events. ~ Staff Contact: Viktor Auzenne, DSD, (512)  974-2941 *RELATED TO ITEM C20-2013-030* - *Ordinance 20140213-088

  • C20-2013-005: Urban Farms - Consider an amendment to 25-2 of the City Code to clarify, update, and revise regulations related to urban farms, livestock, size of farm, employees and dwelling. ~ Staff Contact: Greg Dutton, PAZ, (512) 974-3509 - *Ordinance 20131121-105

  • C20-2013-004: Plaza Saltillo - Consider an amendment to Chapter 25-2 of the city code, to allow Indoor Entertainment as a Conditional Use in the TOD Mixed Use zoning category. ~ Staff Contact: Christine Freundl, PAZ, (512) 974-2868 - *Ordinance 20130425-106

  • C20-2013-003: Conservation Residential - Consider an amendment to 25-2 of the City Code to add back a section of code pertaining to conservation single family residential use that was inadvertently removed. ~ Staff Contact: Greg Dutton, PAZ, (512) 974-3509 - *Ordinance 20130425-107

  • C20-2013-001: Barton Springs Pool General Grounds Improvements - Consider a site specific amendment to City Code section 25-8-514 (Save Our Springs Initiative) to allow construction in the critical water quality zone of Barton Springs Pool General Grounds Improvement Project which includes new hardscape, landscape, an expanded parking lot and an accessible walkway to the south pool deck from the existing south side parking lot. ~ Staff Contact: Liz Johnston, DSD, (512) 974-1218 - *Ordinance 20130411-082

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