Zoning Code Update

2016-2017  ZONING / LAND USE REGULATION UPDATE


The City of Marble Falls is embarking in a comprehensive review and update to the City's existing zoning/land use regulations. This project was prioritized as one of the key regulatory implementation actions of the recently adopted 2016 Comprehensive Plan. Specifically, it involves determining how the community’s vision for the future gets implemented as part of new development/redevelopment.

 
The update will be a 15-month process, with an anticipated completion date of December 2017. Project kick-off will begin November 2016. The update will be facilitated by Halff Associates, Inc., our planning consultant team.


In order to ensure the City’s land use regulations are updated in accordance with the long-term vision and needs of the community, an advisory committee will be formed. The purpose of the Zoning Advisory Committee (ZAC) is to provide a balanced opinion on important City issues and to provide a comprehensive community perspective on the draft and refined regulations and map amendments.

Several public meetings, walk-in meetings, and forums will be held to ensure that the development community in Marble Falls has opportunity to understand and vet the proposed land use regulations as it applies to building and development practices in Marble Falls. Please check back for date, time, and location information.

To view the current adopted Zoning and Land Use Ordinance Regulations please click here..
 2016 Comprehensive Plan Action Recommendations
Rank   Action #  Action Recommendation Priority   Action Type
 1  4.5.6 Develop corridor improvement standards for U.S. 281, FM 1431, and State Highway 71 to enhance the appearance of properties adjacent to these principal arterial corridors. Short Term
(1-2 yrs)
Regulation/
Policy
 2  4.4.2 Consider improving the City’s existing zoning and development regulations to implement the location and development qualifiers set out in the Neighborhood and Transitional Residential and Downtown future land use classifications. Short Term (1-2 yrs) Regulation/
Policy
 3  8.3.4 Consider modifying the City’s zoning and
development regulations to improve water
conservation efforts for landscaping.
Short Term (1-2 yrs)
Regulation/
Policy
 4  4.1.3  Consider a comprehensive update to the City’s zoning regulations to implement the quality and character recommendations identified in each future land use classification. Short Term (1-2 yrs)
Regulation
 6  4.1.4 Consider restructuring the zoning regulations to improve readability and usability. Short Term (1-2 yrs)
Regulation
 7  3.1.4 Develop policies and incentives that encourage and promote infill development. Short Term (1-2 yrs)
Regulation/
Policy
 Short Term (1-2 yrs)
 Short Term (1-2 yrs)
 Short Term (1-2 yrs)
 Short Term (1-2 yrs)