The Housing and Planning Department (HPD) supports the implementation of the City's comprehensive plan, Imagine Austin, through various activities. 

Long Range CIP Planning

The Housing and Planning Department (HPD) works with multiple city departments and the Planning Commission to facilitate Long Range Capital Improvement Program Planning (Web). This planning takes a robust, data-driven approach and serves as a link between the Imagine Austin Comprehensive Plan and the City's 5-year Capital Improvement Program.

Small Area Plan Implementation

Small area plans are attachments to Imagine Austin. HPD supports implementation of Imagine Austin, including Adopted Neighborhood Plans (Web) and other small area plans. 

The Small Area Plan Recommendations Map Viewer (Web) on ArcGIS Online shows recommendations with specific geographic locations. You can quickly browse this map, which is updated monthly, to view the types of recommendations in your neighborhood plan or master plan. Click on each recommendation to learn more. 

To view and download geographic and tabular data regarding the status of recommendations in adopted small area plans, visit the Small Area Plan Recommendations Map (Web) in the City of Austin Data Portal. The City of Austin Data Portal (Web) provides public access to datasets from the Austin municipal government. It uses the Socrata data portal software for sharing and lightweight analysis and visualization. Users can download the small area plan data in various formats such as CSV, KMZ, and SHP for use in applications such as Google Maps, ArcGIS Online, and Microsoft Excel.

Regulation and Review of Development

Through the zoning and neighborhood plan amendment process, Planning and Zoning staff works to implement Imagine Austin (Web) and associated small area plans.

Community Engagement 

  • Providing capacity building, training, and other support to Neighborhood Plan Contact Teams (Web).
  • Providing a range of educational and networking activities related to implementation of Imagine Austin