January 8, 2018

Leander: Street facing three-car garage solution passed on final reading

Since March of 2017, the HBA has been negotiating with the City of Leander on a solution to allow its members to build street facing three car garages. The proposed solution will allow for builders to build homes with street facing three-car garages on lots 60’ or wider.

In late December, Leander City Council took up the solution on first reading.  HBA staff and other real estate professionals, provided testimony in support of the removal. The solution was passed to second and final reading on a 6-1 vote.

Last Thursday, the item came before Council for the second and final reading. HBA staff again provided testimony in support of the item, and thanked Councilmember Shanan Shepherd for bringing the solution forward. The item passed 6-1 and builders may continue to build street facing three-car garages on lots 60’ or wider in the City of Leander.