Demolitions in Austin

This is the third series of data visualizations on development in Austin. This series focuses on permits issued for demolition of existing structures. Demolitions include both residential and non residential demolitions.
A demolition permit is usually the first step in laying a path for infill or redevelopment. In some cases, an older residential structure is demolished to be replaced by a larger residence, but in many cases redevelopment usually results in additional units built at the same location, as demand for inner city living in Austin continues to rise. Older houses tend to be on larger lots. As land values continue to increase with growing demand for housing, these large lots become attractive candidates for redevelopment. Most new construction in the central city requires demolition of older buildings as these areas have long been built out.
The source of this information is the the Issued Construction Permits data set. This series includes -
  1. Demolitions in Austin - Web Map
  2. Summary by Calendar Year and Type
  3. Summary by Council District and Type
  4. Summary by Zip Code and Type

Demolitions in Austin - Web Map

The Demolitions in Austin web map on ArcGIS Online showcases the building permits that were issued for the demolition of existing structures in Austin from 2006. It includes information on the type, status, and location associated with the permit.The data set is updated weekly. The map can get slow when the user is zoomed out due to the size of the data set.
Map Widget
There are a few widgets in the map which can help the user in exploring the data.
  1. About - This will give you more information about the map and associated products.
  2. Base Map Gallery - This widget can help you change base maps as per your preference.
  3. Filter – You can use this filter to filter by different types of permits.
  4. Layers – This can help you turn the web map layers on and off.
  5. Legend – This is the legend for the various layers in the web map.
  6. Print - You can use the Print widget to print the map. The printing area is limited to what is viewed on the screen.
  7. Search – You can type in an address and click on the search icon to locate that particular address on the map.
  8. Share – This widget is useful for sharing the web map digitally.
  9. Zoom – You can click on the zoom options to zoom in or out of the map.

Summary by Calendar Year and Unit Type

Distribution of building permits issued for the demolition of existing structures by calendar year and type

Summary by Council District and Type

Distribution of building permits issued for the demolition of existing structures by council district and unit type

Summary by Zip Code and Type

Distribution of building permits issued for the demolition of existing structures by zip code and unit type

Source:
The source data set is permit data as retrieved from the Issued Construction Permits data set. 
Disclaimer:
This product is for informational purposes and has not been prepared for, or be suitable for legal, engineering, or surveying purposes. It does not represent an on-the-ground survey and represents only the approximate relative location of property boundaries. The work products have been produced by the Development Services Department for the sole purpose of geographic reference and to aid regional planning. No warranty is made by the City of Austin regarding specific accuracy or completeness. 
It is assumed that the information reported by the developers and / or retrieved by the City of Austin's Application MANagement and Data Automation (AMANDA) is accurate and complete, though no warranty is made by the City of Austin regarding specific accuracy or completeness. Not all records have been populated with the correct unit numbers. No guarantee is made by the City of Austin that the development for which the permit was issued is carried out. This data should be considered in a broader context of citywide development patterns, not on a specific case by case basis. 
Contact:
If you have questions or comments about this series, please contact Surbhi Bakshi at Surbhi.Bakshi@austintexas.gov or at 512.974.6459.