Zoning Code Update

2016-2018  DEVELOPMENT CODE UPDATE

On October 23, 2018, the Marble Falls City Council approved the new Development Code regulations.  The Official Zoning Map was not approved, but is scheduled for the November 20, 2018 City Council Meeting.

The new Development Code and Official Zoning Map will take effect
January 1, 2019.


The City of Marble Falls embarked on a comprehensive review and update to the City's previous zoning/land use regulations. This project was prioritized as one of the key regulatory implementation actions of the adopted 2016 Comprehensive Plan.

This long project began November 2016 and was partly facilitated by Halff Associates, Inc., the planning consultant team.  A Zoning Advisory Committee (ZAC) was formed to ensure the City's land use regulations were updated in accordance with the long-term vision and needs of the community.  The ZAC provided a balanced opinion on important City issues and a comprehensive community perspective.

Several public meetings, walk-in meetings, and forums were held to ensure the community in Marble Falls had an opportunity to understand and vet the proposed land use regulations as it applies to building and development practices in Marble Falls.

UPCOMING MEETINGS:

City Council Meeting
(for the Official Zoning Map)

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 @ 6:00 PM
City Council Chambers, 800 3rd St.

If you would like to subscribe to get updates on future meeting dates, public forums, community walk-in times, and receive updates regarding the Development Code Update, please contact 830-798-7086.

  1.  Current Development Code Drafts
  2. Supplemental Material
  3. Previous Drafts
 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)