The Planning and Zoning Department (PAZ) is responsible for assisting property
owners, neighborhood and environmental organizations, City departments, and
other governmental agencies with planning activities. These activities include maintaining
and implementing the City’s comprehensive plan, zoning services, historic
preservation, annexation, and urban design services.
PAZ is committed to offering neighborhood
plan development, public education, and technical assistance. In addition, the
department contributes to the design of streetscapes, public places, and
downtown for citizens and visitors to achieve a high quality, sustainable,
accessible and affordable environment.
Over the past fiscal year, the Department:
Completed the Imagine Austin
Comprehensive Plan annual report to Planning Commission and Council.
Reported Council adoption of the South
Austin Combined Neighborhood Plan in November 2014, which included three
planning areas, South Manchaca, Garrison Park, and Westgate.
Achieved a 96% satisfaction rate of
neighborhood planning participants pleased with the South Austin Combined
Neighborhood Plan adopted by Council in November 2014.
As a result of a new development code
created under CodeNEXT, no new neighborhood plan rezonings were presented to