July 21, 2017

Cedar Park to update its land development code

The City of Cedar Park is updating its land development code. They have released their first draft, and the HBA is reviewing the draft.  We will…

July 21, 2017

HBA CodeNEXT task force has concerns about Affordable Housing Density Bonus Program

July 14th was the deadline for the proposed Affordable Housing Density Bonus Program.  The CodeNEXT task force reviewed the program, and found several areas of…

May 19, 2017

HB 1449 passes Texas Senate

TAB and HBA priority legislation HB 1449, which would prohibit cities from charging what’s known as a “linkage fee” passed the Texas Senate on May…

May 5, 2017

HB 1449 (linkage fees) passes Texas House of Representatives

TAB and HBA priority legislation HB 1449 which prohibits municipalities from requiring a “Linkage Fee (a fee on new development to pay for affordable housing),…

April 13, 2017

City of Austin approved 2015 IRC

At the April 6, 2017 meeting, Austin City Council voted to adopt the 2015 IRC. The HBA had met previously with the building official and…

April 13, 2017

Leander ordinance changes

At their April 6, 2017 meeting, the City of Leander finalized the Ordinance amendments which had been developed over dozens of meetings between the HBA…

March 31, 2017

Building materials rise in February

The cost of building homes is going up. The latest Producer Price Index release by the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that prices of softwood…

March 31, 2017

HBA testifies on HB 1449 at the Texas Capitol

On Wednesday, March 29, 2017, the HBA, and several builders from across the state joined with our state association to testify in favor of HB…

March 3, 2017

HBA wins big at Leander City Council

Last night the HBA presented new language that had been developed after a four-hour long meeting with staff and our members. This language was passed…

February 23, 2017

HBA Rally Day a huge success!

Over 35 members from our HBA joined hundreds of others across the state on February 22, 2017, to meet with members of the Texas Legislature…