Neighborhood Planning provides an opportunity for citizens to take a proactive role in the planning process and decide how their neighborhoods will move into the future.
As the central spine of downtown Austin and the connection between Lady Bird Lake and the Texas State Capitol, Congress Avenue is arguably Austin’s most prominent street. Despite this, the Avenue lacks the vitality and identity of a great people-centric place. The goal of this effort is to develop an urban design and implementation strategy that results in a human-centric, multi-functional complete street with a clear and attractive identity.
Imagine Austin is our city’s comprehensive plan for the future. Fueled by ideas and contributions from the Austin community, this 30-year plan for the city is based on Austin's greatest asset is its people: passionate about our city, committed to its improvement, and determined to see this vision become a reality.
These plan apply the principles of Urban Design to parks, open space, and other places that people may gather: streets, sidewalks, and walkways; bridges and water bodies; historical features; trees and landscaping; and lighting and signage.
Please visit the Urban Design website for more information.
The Planning & Zoning Department is pleased to announce the release of the draft North Shoal Creek Neighborhood Plan. At this point the draft is 90% complete. The draft plan is available for review in PDF format (13MB file). The draft plan will also be available for review at the North Village Branch Library. The draft FLUM is available here.
The South Central Waterfront Initiative builds upon more than three decades of waterfront planning along the south shore of Lady Bird Lake. Since 2013, the initiative engaged thousands of Austinites and numerous city departments and stakeholders to create the South Central Waterfront Vision Framework Plan. This Vision Framework was adopted by Austin City Council in 2016 to establish policy and launch implementation to ensure that this rapidly changing district will evolve to:
Transit Oriented Development (TOD) is an intentional mixing of land use and transit through the creation of compact, walkable, mixed-use communities within walking distance of a transit stop or station.