June 14, 2019

Leander Planning & Zoning to discuss eliminating alley load requirement on small lots

Last Thursday, the Leander Planning & Zoning Commission discussed amending the composite zoning ordinance to remove the requirement of alley loaded garages on small lots. …

June 13, 2019

HBA meets with Austin Water Utility to discuss tap plans and expedited review

Last Wednesday, the HBA met with the Austin Water Utility to discuss two issues affecting residential development.  These two issues were identified as a result…

June 13, 2019

Wildland Urban Interface code moving forward in Austin boards and commissions

In 2018, Austin Fire Department began drafting amendments to the International Wildland Urban Interface code.  AFD has recently released a draft and is moving forward…

June 12, 2019

2018 Advocacy Wins

City of Austin International Wildland Urban Interface Code: As a result of the devastating wildfires that ravaged the country in 2018, the Austin Fire Department…

June 6, 2019

The HBA wins national award from the NAHB for Best Local Government Affairs Effort

The Home Builders Association of Greater Austin (HBA) has been recognized for its outstanding advocacy efforts with an Award of Excellence from the Executive Officers…

June 5, 2019

Travis County Survey

Last Tuesday, at the HBA Goes Local event in Bee Cave, the Travis County Department of Transportation & Natural Resources gave a presentation about the…

May 30, 2019

San Marcos presents to council and hosts open house on housing needs assessment and housing choice survey

Last week, San Marcos’ planning department published findings from their housing needs assessment and housing choice survey as part of their affordable housing task force. …

May 30, 2019

Last Monday, Texas Legislature adjourns sine die

On May 27th, the Texas Legislature adjourned without any indication of a special session.     Overall, this was a very good session for the building…

May 16, 2019

HomePAC makes additional endorsement in Bastrop City Council race for June runoff

The HomePAC Trustees have decided to endorse former city council member and challenger Dock Jackson for Place 5 in Bastrop. Incumbent council member Deborah Jones…

May 16, 2019

With one more week of session, many bills running up against deadlines

On May 27th, the Texas Legislature will adjourn sine die, which is Latin for “without assigning a day for a further meeting or hearing.”  As…