City of Austin Performance Report 2014-15

Number of Neighborhood Plans/Rezones Adopted by the City Council

Measure Description
This measure tracks the Planning and Zoning Department’s progress toward fulfilling a Council directive for all 57 urban core planning areas to have adopted neighborhood plan/rezonings by FY 2016-17.
Calculation Method
This measure is a count of the number of plans that were adopted in a given period.  The date the combined neighborhood plan/rezoning is adopted on third reading is the date used for calculating when a plan document is adopted by City Council.
FY 2014-15 Results
Council passed the South Austin Combined Neighborhood Plan on third reading November 16, 2014. Three planning areas, South Manchaca, Garrison Park, and Westgate, are included in the South Austin Combined Neighborhood Plan. 
Assessment of Results
To date, all 57 urban core planning areas have been offered the opportunity to participate in the planning process. North Shoal Creek is expected to complete the adoption process by the end of FY 2015-16 and Rosedale is expected to begin and complete the adoption process by the end of FY 2016-17. Council passed the South Austin Combined Neighborhood Plan on third reading November 16, 2014. Three planning areas, South Manchaca, Garrison Park, and Westgate, are included in the South Austin Combined Neighborhood Plan. However, because a new development code is being created under CodeNEXT, major rezoning was not done for the three planning areas in the South Austin Combined Neighborhood Plan.  If there is community interest, a plan for Allandale could be developed following the adoption and application of CodeNEXT.  A neighborhood plan was added to the base zoning of the properties in the three planning areas to reflect adoption of some infill tools. 
Map of neighborhood planning areas
Next Steps
Council has directed the Planning and Zoning Department to begin a planning process for the Burnet Road corridor from 45th Street to Hwy 183 and Anderson Lane from Mopac to the Railroad tracks, in addition to creating a neighborhood plan for the North Shoal Creek planning area. Background data collection, research, and analysis have been done, and continue, on the corridor area; although this is not considered a neighborhood plan. The public phase of the planning process for the corridor plan will begin in FY 2015-16. Once the planning process for the corridor plan is almost complete the remaining part of the North Shoal Creek planning area that is not in the corridor plan can begin a neighborhood planning process.  It is not expected that rezoning will be done on the Burnet/Anderson corridor, and possibly the North Shoal Creek planning area, until the new development code being created under CodeNEXT is adopted.
Contact Information
For more information contact Matt Dugan at 512-974-7665 or matthew.dugan@austintexas.gov.