Developing Austin’s Land Development Code

Developing Austin’s Land Development Code

Graphic from City of Austin Land Development Code Interactive Zoning Map

The City of Austin is in the process of rewriting its Land Development Code (LDC). Over the next few months, there are multiple opportunities to learn about the code, voice concerns, ask questions, submit map revisions, and learn how it affects your neighborhood. The first reading of the new code will be at the December 7 City Council meeting.

Learn About the Code

Where do we begin? The city’s brand new Land Development Code Revision website  is chock full of info. Overwhelmed? The Learn and Ask page is a great start. There is a FAQ section and a button to submit your questions. Scroll to the bottom of the page for informative blog posts like this one on flood risk reduction and impervious cover. Below that, you’ll find a link to Q&As between council members and LDC staff. For a deeper dive, check out this 50-page summary, also available on the LDC main website.

Be sure to check out the LDC site’s super cool interactive zoning map. You can view your house and see a side-by-side comparison of the proposed and current zoning.

This month’s NWAC (Northwest Austin Coalition) meeting will also be the District 6 LDC Town Hall. It will be on Monday, October 28, 6:30-8:30pm at the Spicewood Springs Library. City of Austin Planning staff will join CM Flannigan to provide information and answer questions. Unfortunately, one-on-one appointments with staff are already fully booked for this meeting.  However, there will be limited opportunities for questions after the meeting, as well as more office hours opportunities in November. You may sign up for office hours and/or attend town halls in any district, regardless of where you reside.

We appreciate and welcome your involvement! Please contact our office at if you need assistance or have additional questions.