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Recent UDC Amendments

Parkland Dedication Requirements, Public Notification Requirements, Multi-Family Standards, and Non-Residential Standards (Setback and Bufferyard)

Changes to the City’s development code related to parkland dedication requirements, public notification requirements, multi-family standards, and non-residential requirements were approved on second reading by the City Council at their meeting on Tuesday, June 11, 2019. The new regulations go into effect on July 1, 2019.

Executive Amendments: Multi-Family, Food Establishments, and Auto-Related Uses

Changes to the City’s development code related to multi-family, food establishments, and auto-related uses were approved on second reading by the City Council at their meeting on Tuesday, May 14, 2019. The new regulations went into effect on May 14, 2019.

Historic District Changes

Changes to the City’s development code related to structures in historic districts were approved on second reading by the City Council at their meeting on Tuesday, April 9, 2019. The new regulations go into effect on April 9, 2019. A summary of the changes can be found here.

Approved UDC Amendments Related to Historic Districts:

Proposed UDC Amendments

Amendments to the Permitted Use Table are currently in progress. This amendment was deemed an executive amendment by the City Council. If you would like to make comments about the Permitted Use Table, please fill out a virtual comment card by clicking here.

UDC Amendments – General and Executive

The City of Georgetown Unified Development Code (UDC) undergoes regular review in order to ensure that the Code promotes sound, stable, and desirable development within the jurisdiction of the City, to correct errors in the text or to accommodate changed or changing conditions in a particular area. Amendments to the UDC are processed as either General Amendments reviewed by the UDC Advisory Committee or Executive Amendments not reviewed by the Committee which include those that are legally necessary, incorporate previously approved ordinances or determinations, or are emergency amendments (City Council designated). Below is information and links for the UDC Advisory Committee as well as information on proposed Executive and General Amendments under review or consideration.

UDC Advisory Committee

The Unified Development Code Advisory Committee is a seven member City Council appointed group responsible with reviewing proposed amendments to the UDC and providing recommendations on those amendments to the Planning and Zoning Commission and City Council. While the Committee will primarily process amendments included on a City Council approved list of General Amendments, they may from time to time review Executive Amendments based on City Council direction. The meeting date and time for the Unified Development Code Advisory Committee is the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 3:00 PM. in the Large Conference Room at the Planning Department Office, 406 W. 8th Street, Georgetown, Texas. These meetings are open to the public and allow for public discussion of posted topics.

Unified Development Code Advisory Committee Website

Unified Development Code Advisory Committee Agendas and Minutes