Category Archives: Planning and Zoning

This committee is responsible to review applications for zoning changes and variances, master planning, and other land use concerns within the SRCC area. The committee provides advice and suggests a course of action to the Executive Committee.
SRCC has a written policy on responding to requests for variances:

View the SRCC Variance Request Procedure

Our neighborhoods are greatly impacted by zoning issues. The SRCC neighborhood association is frequently asked to support or make a recommendation on individual requests to be exempt from zoning regulations. Because the issues can be complex, and residents want to be knowledgeable when cases are discussed at SRCC meetings a former member of the Zoning Committee, has written a basic guide to terms, zoning districts, site development, permits and planning.

View the Zoning & Land Use 101 document

Topics covered include:
* Zoning and Land Use 101
* Permitting & Building Codes 101
* Neighborhood Plan / Amendments / Zoning / Variances / Waivers 101
* Working with SRCC Neighborhood Association

Committee Members:
Russell Fraser (Chair) russell_fraser@msn.com
Kent Anschutz 512-478-4947  kent@kentanschutz.com
Marc Davis 512-656-2841  marc.davis@gmail.com
David Swann 512-447-6094 swanito@att.net

CodeNEXT Draft 3

The third draft of the code re-write is now available for review and feedback. As with previous drafts, the City of Austin is collecting citizens’ comments on the online CodeNEXT document, which can be found at:

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Notes from 10/17/17 SRCC Specially Called Meeting on CodeNEXT

Mayor Adler recently requested a meeting with SRCC members to hear our concerns regarding CodeNEXT. SRCC arranged to hold the meeting in the church where its general meetings are held. SRCC’s Ad Hoc Committee on CodeNEXT set the format for … Continue reading

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SRCC Position Paper on first draft of CodeNEXT

On June 5, the SRCC membership voted to approve a position paper created by the SRCC ad-hoc committee on the first draft of CodeNEXT, and on June 6 that paper was distributed to city staff, city council, and various city … Continue reading

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SRCC Position Paper on CodeNEXT

The SRCC/GSRCC Joint Ad-Hoc Committee on CodeNEXT is working on creating a position paper which lays out some concerns about the proposed new code and maps. The paper includes these topics: -Affordability -Mobility, transportation, parking -Inconsistency with neighborhood plans and … Continue reading

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Important CodeNEXT meeting Saturday 6/3 at 10am

Dear District 9 Neighbors, I want to remind you that on June 3, 2017, City staff will host a CodeNEXT Open House at City Hall from 10:00 AM – 12:00 p.m. As we approach this weekend, please visit austintexas.gov/codenext to … Continue reading

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