The Unified Development Code (UDC) is the primary tool to regulate land development in Georgetown in order to promote the public health, safety and general welfare of it citizens and the safe, orderly and healthful development of the city. The Code was adopted in 2003 and contains the zoning and subdivision regulations and related development standards. The UDC adheres to a regular review of its provisions to ensure its compatibility with the 2030 Comprehensive Plan and current building and development patterns.
On this site you will find information regarding the implementation and procedures required by the UDC, along with corresponding codes and manuals. Linked to this site are the 2030 Comprehensive Plan – the City’s long-range planning document – and the UDC Development Manual, which details the requirements and procedures for any applications required under the UDC.
** New ** September 23, 2016 ** The UDC is being updated! Proposed amendments can be found here.
On this page, we are also placing a link to the Design Guidelines –for the Downtown Overlay and Old Town Overlay Districts, approved by City Council August 2012. The Guidelines are located here: https://historic.georgetown.org/downtown-design-guidelines/