City News and Interest


New Permitting, Notification and Inspection Procedures Required for Demolition
The City of Austin Development Services Department (DSD) wants to ensure area contractors and demolition customers have the information and resources needed to comply with new project requirements, which went into effect October 1, 2021.
Please familiarize yourself with the new permitting procedures and notification requirements before proceeding with your demolition project(s).
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The following communication from the City of Austin Auditor’s Office is posted for information:

“Dear Neighborhood Association and Community Organization:

SUBJECT: Redistricting Process-Help Shape Austin’s Future at

The City Auditor’s Office has launched a citywide community outreach campaign for the City’s redistricting process. The City Auditor is looking for volunteers to serve on the Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission and the Applicant Review Panel.

Redistricting is the process for residents to redraw the boundaries of the council districts every ten … Read More

Online Austin Public Testing Enrollment Form Now Available: press release from the City of Austin April 23, 2020

Austin, Texas – The Austin Public Testing Enrollment Form that allows the community to complete an online assessment for COVID-19 testing is now live on

The new tool allows the public to be screened for COVID-19 symptoms without having to see a physician. The form will use an algorithm based assessment to evaluate whether or not an individual should be referred to a free testing site.

Completion of the online assessment will not guarantee referral to a testing … Read More

Land Development Code Revision Meetings Postponed

These are extraordinary times and public health is paramount. In response to the increasing concerns and fluidity of COVID-19 situation, the City of Austin has decided to postpone meetings and action related to the Land Development Code Revision, including the meetings scheduled for:

We are continuing to discuss options

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Schedule Set For LDC Third Reading

Land Development Code third reading council meetings will start Tuesday, March 31. See below for the full meeting schedule:

Public Comment
Tuesday, March 24 from 4pm -12am
Saturday, March 28 from 9am -12am

Third Reading Special Called Meetings
Tuesday, March 31 from 9am -12pm
Wednesday, April 1 from 9am -4pm
Thursday, April 2 from 10am -12am
Tuesday, April 7 from 9am -12am (if needed)

Third Reading Location:
City Hall Council Chambers 301 W 2nd Street
Or, you can watch live … Read More

Protest Buell’s Rezoning No Later Than Feb. 29

What’s happening:
•Residences within 200 feet of Buell Avenue could be adversely affected by the proposed new zoning on Buell Avenue. The city’s proposed new zoning violates the North Shoal Creek Neighborhood Plan and calls for massively dense redevelopment on Buell (MU5B-Q zoning) which is the most intense mixed-use zone and will allow residential, commercial, or mixed-use buildings up to 60 feet/5 stories, with an additional 30 feet/3 stories allowed with multifamily residences up to 5 to 7 or 8 … Read More

Protesting Your Property’s Proposed Zoning

Council just passed Draft 2 of Austin’s revised Land Development Code. There’s still one more vote – to be held in late March or early April — to go. Here’s what happens to single-family housing in North Shoal Creek:


  • 26 homes on Rockwood, Boxdale, Firwood and Steck are rezoned to R4.
  • R4 is the least intense transition zoning and allows for up to 8 units per lot.
  • All other single-family homes in North Shoal Creek are rezoned to R2A.
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Land Development Code (LDC) Update From NSCNA’s Development Committee

• Wed., Dec. 11, 2019 — Austin City Council votes 7-4 to approve the LDC on first reading, with Alter, Kitchen, Pool, and Tovo voting no. Council Member Pool offers an amendment to recognize the right of property owners to protest LDC zoning changes. Her amendment fails 4-7, with Alter, Kitchen, Pool, and Tovo voting in favor.

• Thurs., Dec. 12, 2019 — A group of 19 homeowners sue the city, asking that Council’s approval of the rewrite be invalidated … Read More