City of Austin Performance Report 2015-16

Number of Small Area Plans Submitted Since Adoption of Imagine Austin Comprehensive Plan 

Measure Description
This measure tracks the number of small area plans, including neighborhood plans submitted since the adoption of the Imagine Austin Comprehensive Plan.  Small area plans are adopted as attachments to the Imagine Austin Comprehensive Plan.  Once adopted, the Planning and Zoning Department helps monitor and support its implementation.  Each adopted small area plan provides a framework for actions to be taken by the City, neighborhood groups, decision makers, and others within the area covered by the plan.
Calculation Method
This cumulative measure is calculated by adding the total number of small area plan records within the small area plan master tracking database.
FY 2015-16 Results
Within FY 2015-16, one small area plan was submitted, resulting in a cumulative total of two small area plans submitted since the adoption of the Imagine Austin Comprehensive Plan.
Assessment of Results
The City is shifting to a new small area planning approach which emphasizes planning needed to support the Imagine Austin Growth Concept, including plans for designated centers and corridors throughout the City and working to enhance public engagement. 
In June 2016, the Austin City Council adopted the South Central Waterfront Vision Framework Plan as an amendment to the Imagine Austin Comprehensive Plan.  The South Central Waterfront Vision Framework Plan is a roadmap for a district-wide green infrastructure system paired with quality urban design and an interconnected network of public spaces, streets, lakeside trails and parks. A district approach can also coordinate public and private investments to leverage maximum impact and provide for district-wide value capture to fund affordable housing and other community benefits.
 Additionally, the Planning and Zoning Department led other types of planning initiatives including the Vision Zero Action Plan, adopted in May 2016, the Downtown MetroRail Station Planning Coordination Report, and the Burnet Road Better Block demonstration event held in September 2016.
Next Steps
The process to create a neighborhood plan for North Shoal Creek began in October 2016, and has an anticipated completion date in FY 2016-17. After the North Shoal Creek neighborhood plan is completed, a process to create a neighborhood plan for Rosedale is scheduled to begin in late 2017.
Contact Information
For more information contact Matthew Dugan, Comprehensive Planning, at (512) 974-7665.