June 27, 2019

Bastrop holds open house for developers on new code

As the City of Bastrop continues to move forward with its Building Bastrop initiative and its land development code rewrite, the city hosted another open…

June 27, 2019

Williamson County subdivision regulations task force meets for second time

Last week, Williamson County’s subdivision regulations task force met for the second time to discuss a number of important topics, including setbacks, detention requirements, driveways,…

June 27, 2019

Austin Development Services Department proposes new solution for “batch stamp” issue

Earlier this year, Austin Development Services Department had proposed a new requirement for master plans that would have required that all pages of the plans…

June 20, 2019

HBA meets with TAB general counsel to discuss HB 2439

HB 2439 is the bill that prohibits cities from requiring vendor-specific products during residential construction.  In the bill, there is a section that addresses aesthetic…

June 20, 2019

MUD firm Allen Boone Humphries Robinson gives legislative brief

Last Wednesday, the ABHR law firm that specializes in municipal utility districts (MUDS) creation and management, gave a legislative brief to developers and other stakeholders. …

June 20, 2019

HBA’s Building Bastrop task force meets to discuss the proposed B3 Code

At the end of May, the City of Bastrop released the draft of its land development code, called the B3 Code.  Last Wednesday, the HBA’s…

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…