New Residential Zoning Districts
One and two Family Districts
A PUBLIC MEETING was held on Tuesday, April 9, 2013 for stakeholders to learn more about the proposed residential zoning district concepts. Click here to see the presentation given during that meeting.
Written comments on the proposed districts will be accepted through Thursday, April 18, 2013. Please email all comments to CompPlan@cstx.gov.
Click here to learn more about the creation of the new districts.
Staff will work with a sub-committee of the Planning & Zoning Commission to finalize the concepts for the new districts. Once the general concepts are established ordinance language will be developed. A one month ordinance review period will be offered prior to public hearings on the proposed districts. It is anticipated that the ordinance language will be ready for review mid-summer.
New Residential Districts:
“RS Residential Suburban”
Amended and Renamed Districts:
“A-O Agricultural-Open” to “R Rural,”
"A-OR Rural Residential Subdivision" to "E Estate"
"R-1 Single-Family Residential" to "GS General Suburban"
“R-3 Townhome” to “T-Townhome,”
“R-2 Duplex” to “D Duplex,” and
“R-7 Manufactured Home Park” to “MHP Manufactured Home Park.”
“R-1B Single-Family Residential”
The following Concept Fact Sheets provide general information about the concepts proposed for each district. Ordinance language will be developed once the concepts are established.
New Non-Residential Zoning Districts
ADOPTED - September 27, 2012
Staff worked with a sub-committee of the Planning and Zoning Commission to develop the concepts and language for the new non-residential districts based on direction in the Comprehensive Plan. These districts are similar to the City’s existing set of zoning districts, meaning that they are largely use-based, with some additional performance standards. Several existing districts were renamed to simplify the nomenclature, but the standards remain the same. Additionally, several districts were “retired” with the amendment. The retired districts will remain active for those properties with these zoning designations, but may not be requested to be applied to other properties in the future. A public review period was offered from July 20, 2012 until August 17, 2012 and public hearings were held in September.
New non-residential zoning districts-the following districts were created, renamed, and retired:
New non-residential districts:
• “NAP Natural Areas Preserved,”
• “SC Suburban Commercial,”
• “BP Business Park,” and
• “BPI Business Park Industrial.”
• “A-P Administrative Professional” to “O Office,”
• “C-1 General Commercial” to “GC General Commercial,” and
• “C-2 Commercial Industrial” to “CI Commercial Industrial.”
• “C-3 Light Commercial,”
• “R&D Research & Development,”
• “M-1 Light Industrial,” and
• “M-2 Heavy Industrial.”
Please follow the links below to the red-lined Articles.
The following are "cheat sheets" that show where the changes can be found in the Unified Development Ordinance.
The following are provided as additional information:
To find out more information about the districts that were created and the reason for the changes, click here for a memo that includes the background information and details on the process.
Please contact Jennifer Prochazka, AICP, Principal Planner at 979.764.3570 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.