The Land Use Review Division reviews and permits site plan and subdivision applications for compliance with Chapters 25 and 30 of the Land Development Code.
The site plan and subdivision review process follows administrative procedures set forth by state law and/or local code requirements. Most of Austin's development regulations are codified in the City Code, Technical Criteria Manuals, and Standard Details and Specifications.
Site Plan and subdivision applications are reviewed for requirements which include 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 of Public Works, Right-of-Way (ROW), Utility Coordination, and Accessibility. In addition, reviews are coordinated with agencies such as the county, school districts, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), Capital Metro and Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT).
New: Rough Proportionality - Verifying that transportation improvements are fair and accurate
The City of Austin’s Development Services and Transportation Departments are implementing Rough Proportionality as the state-mandated way to verify that transportation improvements required of developers during the application process are appropriate and fair. Implementation of Rough Proportionality means other changes to the development process, most notably including the elimination of the “pro rata” share for TIA improvements. Click here to learn more.