Development

Purpose:
The NSCNA development committee is actively involved in working with neighboring residential and business developments to find a balance between our neighborhood quality of life and the needs of the developer community and economy. We know we can’t control everything that happens around our neighborhood. However, by working together with the city and developers, we have a much better chance of finding common ground and creating a place where we all will be proud to live, work and play.

If you would like to be involved in what’s happening now with our neighborhood and what will be happening in our future, please join us. Please contact DevelopmentChair [at] nscna [dot] org with any questions, or if you are interested in joining this committee.

What do we see as important quality of life issues?

  • How through traffic affects our streets
  • The impact certain businesses may have on crime
  • Issues related to businesses that may back up to single residential housing
  • Ensuring that walkability is raised as a key issue as our neighborhood develops
  • The overall impact each business will have on our neighborhood

What do we do?

  • Negotiate with the Planning Commission, the City of Austin and developers
  • Meet with our neighbors to better understand and communicate their needs
  • Serve as a liaison between NSCNA and business developers

2018 North Shoal Creek Neighborhood Plan and Future Land Use Map (FLUM)

From 2016 to 2018, our neighborhood worked with the City of Austin to develop the North Shoal Creek Neighborhood Plan, adopted by City Council on August 23, 2018. The neighborhood plan is a working document designed to assist stakeholders in improving and maintaining the quality of life in the community. The plan outlines shared policies for spending, regulations, land use decisions and zoning changes in the North Shoal Creek neighborhood. At the core of the plan is the Future Land Use Map (FLUM), a parcel-level land map illustrating how the plan’s vision for each place in North Shoal Creek should evolve or be preserved. The FLUM is the plan’s primary land use decision-making tool and it balances the desires and rights of diverse stakeholders while implementing adopted City policies. Although it guides land use decisions, the FLUM is not a zoning map. When used for land use decisions, it should be used in conjunction with other plan elements to guide decisions on proposed zoning and development cases as well as the application of new development regulations.

The North Shoal Creek Neighborhood Plan Contact Team is the main group responsible for coordinating with applicable City of Austin departments, the North Shoal Creek Neighborhood Association, and other groups to prioritize and implement the plan’s recommendations. The NSC Contact Team is a separate organization from North Shoal Creek Neighborhood Association with its own by-laws and membership, but it maintains close correspondence with the NSCNA development committee.

For more information about the North Shoal Creek Neighborhood Plan Contact Team, or to join, email nsccontactteam [at] gmail [dot] com

North Shoal Creek Future Land Use Map (FLUM), 2018

Amendment to Neighborhood Plan for 8803 N MOPAC EXPY SVRD (Ergon Asphalt & Emulsions), approved 3/12/2020

North Shoal Creek Neighborhood Plan Implementation Chart, last updated 9/1/2020

North Shoal Creek Neighborhood Plan Contact Team By-Laws, 2018

City of Austin Neighborhood Plans and Resources


Past Projects That Have Impacted Our Neighborhood:

Development Resources:

Other Useful Resources:

Zoning Resources:

  • What is zoning and where does it apply? Zoning districts are established to promote compatible patterns of land use within the city limits. Zoning districts also establish site development regulations and performance standards appropriate to the purposes and the uses allowed in each district. Distinct zoning districts exist for residential, office, retail and industrial uses. Furthermore, specific use restrictions, site development regulations or performance standards may apply to zoning districts combined with special overlay or combining districts.
  • Zoning Frequently Asked Questions
  • Zoning Site Development Standards
  • Zoning Research
  • Zoning Use Tables
  • Zoning Districts Codes
  • Map viewer – Find Zoning and Other Geographic Information
  • How to Use the Map Viewer
  • Zoning Notification — All property owners within 300′, Registered Neighborhood Organizations, and Sector Groups at the time of application are notified within 10 days of an application. In addition, these entities are again notified prior to public hearings. Signs are placed on all properties under zoning review.
  • Zoning Processing Time — All zoning requests are heard by the Planning Commission either on the first, second or fourth Tuesday of a month (approximately six to seven weeks after the deadline). The City Council acts on the request the following month, generally four to six weeks after the Planning Commission hearing.

Neighborhood Resources: