Land Development Code 

The city of Austin's new Land Development Code (LDC) was released on October 4, complete with a draft code text and detailed map for review. We welcome your feedback and encourage you to voice your concerns by connecting with our office. District 7 staff has met with city planning staff and will continue to work diligently on behalf of constituents. My goal is that neighborhoods will continue to be vibrant places where families can thrive and seniors can age in place. You can read my thoughts on the drafted LDC improvements here


Upcoming Meetings in December:

  • Austin City Council Public Hearing: Saturday, December 7, 10 am

  • Austin City Council LDC First Reading Vote: Monday, December 9, 10am



Here are some useful links from the city's LDC website.


  • Office Hours – staff has updated the language about office hours on the website, hopefully to make the process more clear. Additionally, you’ll see that they are scheduling additional office hours for November and December before 1st Reading. 

  • Mapping – Just a reminder that community maps need to be submitted as a hard copy no later than 5 p.m. on Wednesday, November 6 to One Texas Center. Information about that process is available online here



District 7 Newsletters with news on the Land Development Code:


Here is an LDC Resources table listing important planning, transportation, housing, and environmental documents that helped to inform city planning staff on the LDC revision draft. It includes an LDC Timeline for important public engagement opportunities through this process. We will regularly update this timeline and send it out to you in our updates as new resources and events are announced.

Coming Up
Please see the
LDC Timeline table for upcoming public hearings, and votes at Planning Commission and Austin City Council. The majority of council called for a first reading (three readings are required by council to approve the new code and maps) to occur in early December. That date is December 9, with details in the timeline table below.

We will provide information on final LDC votes as the council decides on those dates.

My staff has been reaching out to District 7 neighborhood leaders for several months now to engage in discussions on the LDC revision, and we will continue to do so through this process. Please email my policy advisor with your questions, or with invitations to join your neighborhood group for discussion.


Council Member Leslie Pool

Austin's 7th District