Starting September 1, 2019, Texas implemented new legislation which created a new subdivision application process that might affect your development project.
Here's what you need to know:
There is now a 30 calendar day deadline for all approvals.
You are required to provide a project assessment and pre-requisites prior to formally submitting an application
A Project Assessment is required for the following:
Regional Stormwater Management Program participation
Alternative Equivalent Compliance for Water Quality
SOS limited adjustments
Floodplain variances (administrative and Council approval)
Floodplain delineation when doing a study or Not using City delineation
Condition Letter of Map Revision and Letters of Map Revisions
Variances from Land Development Code requirements
Waivers and administrative variances from criteria, discretionary
Use of non-standard legal documents
Real estate applications (easement ROW vacations, encroachment agreements, license agreements)
Parkland Chapter 26
Cottage, Urban or Small lots in city limits that require an AMOC for Fire Department approval
Non-standard construction in the ROW
Prerequisites are specific approvals to be obtained before submitting an application. For more details regarding prerequisites, please check out the City of Austin's website.