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Blanco Unified Development Code Proposed Changes

Below is the link to access the proposed updated Unified Development Code (UDC). A chart of changes is below the link:

https://texasmunicipallawyers.sharepoint.com/:b:/g/Billers/EXzAXPJKo45EkLwDa_NZYH0BCskxf2fZGFCG5-SzYTsGyw

 

City of Blanco UDC Update 2019

Current Location

New Location

Change

Reason for Change

Appendix A

1.13

Definitions-moved to body of document and added definitions.

 

Throughout

Throughout

Change Master Plan to Concept Plan (except for planned

 

 

 

 

 

development districts).

 

1.2

1.2

Added (f) and (g) (f) Provide for responsible growth throughout Blanco including residential and non-residential uses in the City and the Extraterritorial Jurisdiction as appropriate.

(g)       Ensure adequate infrastructure for new and existing development in Blanco.

 

1.6

1.6

Added clarification related to HOAs and deed restrictions

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1.9

1.9

Dormant Plats language expanded and fixed reference.

 

2.3

2.3

Cleaned up language related to City Council that is determined by state law or other provisions of city code. Also clarified that appeals from city council decisions go to courts, but there are not set deadlines under state law.

 

2.3

2.3

Planning and Zoning Commission: added membership and voting

procedures.

 

2.3

2.3

Board of Adjustment: authority to review variances only applies to variances from zoning code

 

2.3

2.3

Expanded criteria for approval for variances that go to Board of Adjustment.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.3

3.3

Pre-Application Conferences: changed from mandatory to on request of developer or required by the City

 

3.3

3.3

Reapplication procedures-changed 90 days reapply to 6 months.

 

3.4

3.4

Added variances require public hearings.

 

3.4

3.4

Added internet posting for notice.

 

3.5

3.5

Removed procedure for annexations.

 

3.6

3.6

Removed replat from administrative approval.

 

3.6

Throughout

Variance language has been removed and been placed throughout the code in the Sections where the underlying rules are located.

 

New

3.8

Added regulations of Development Agreements.

 

New

Ch. 4

Land use Chart has been added and the uses have been changed. The language in the chapter is still being updated to reflect the land use choices of City Council and Planning and Zoning.

 

4.1

4.1

Change R5 to MH as a zoning district.

 

4.1

4.1

Added GUI District

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ch. 4

Historic Preservation

Ordinance

Moved within Chapter. No changes to the ordinance have been changed and it is still in effect.

 

Existing Ordinance

4.10

Added PDD Ordinance. Numbering was changed to match rest of code.

 

Ch. 4

Ch. 4

Conditional uses have been combined with special uses. They are now the same thing. Temporary Uses have been retained as a separate type of use. All reference to conditional uses has been removed.

 

Ch. 4

Ch. 4

Fixed inconsistencies for height.

 

Table 4.1

Table 4.1

  1. Table was expanded to included the purpose of each district;
  2. R5 was changed to MH (manufactured housing);
  3. Acknowledges prior zoning category of R that is existing but no longer being used;
  4. Added GUI (Government/Utility/Institutional) to allow zoning district for government, utility, and school buildings;
  5. Added Planned Development District.

 

4.5

4.5

Changed Conditional Use to Special Use.

 

Table 4.2

Table 4.2

Expanded the tables for clarity. Added additional uses especially

those related to civic uses.

 

4.6

4.6

Changed Conditional Uses to Special Uses that covers the Criteria and development of special uses. Reviewed, created, and removed conditions, where appropriate, for every special use. These include setbacks, parking, and other related requirements.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.6

4.9

Moved Residential Use of Non-residential property to Special Requirements. Removed requirement that the owner of the business be the only person who lives in the residence.

 

4.7

4.8

Accessory uses moved. References accessory uses generally and

home occupations specifically.

 

4.8

4.9

Accessory Use of Outdoor Storage moved to Section 4.9 Special Requirements.

 

4.10

Removed

Dormant projects language removed or moved to vested rights.

 

4.11

4.13

Moved Vested Rights to 4.13.

 

Chapter 4

4.11

Moved and renumbered Historic Preservation. No substantive changes made.

 

New

4.15

Added Mobile Food Vendor ordinance.

 

Table 5.1

Table 5.1

This table was updated to match the 2017 ordinance that was approved by PZ and City Council.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5.10

None

The Sign Ordinance has been removed because it appears that the

City has adopted a different ordinance as the sign ordinance. The City needs to review its sign ordinance based on case law.

 

5.11

None

The Landscaping and Buffer Section was removed by someone in the past, we are evaluating what the reasoning for this was. Once a determination is made, this will be placed back into the UDC in some form.

 

Existing Ordinance

5.12

Added Outdoor Lighting Ordinance. The numbering was changed to reflect the UDC numbering.

 

Ch. 6

Ch. 6

Changed maintenance bond requirements to 2 years instead of 2 year.

 

6.6

6.6

Updating water infrastructure ordinance. This language will change. Draft language is available in a separate document.

 

6.7

6.7

Updating for water infrastructure. This language will change. Draft language is available by separate document.

 

Ch. 6

Ch. 6

This chapter should also be reviewed by the City Engineer for technical requirements.

 

Ch. 7

Ch. 7

We have updated the parking language. This Chapter should be reviewed by the City Engineer for technical requirements.

 

Ch. 8

Ch. 8

Fixed offense language.