Development Process

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Current Planning

Current Planning reviews all new development requests proposed in the city for compatibility and consistency with the land development codes and ordinances. Current Planning collaborates daily with Development Engineering, Building Department, Fire Department, and the Parks Department to ensure the community is developed consistent with the community’s goals as outlined in the Comprehensive Plan.

Please note: all areas listed underneath Development Process constitute the areas covered by the Current Planning division.

Overall Development Process

The development process is a sequence of steps beginning with zoning and ending with vertical construction. To help clarify Pflugerville's process and timeline, please refer to the Development Process Flow Chart and quick facts provided below. In order to ensure a smooth development experience, we encourage you to contact us to schedule a Pre-Application Conference (PAC) with staff before submitting any applications.

Zoning Process

  • Establishes land use based on Comprehensive Plan
  • 70-90 day process
  • $1015 for land greater than 5 acres, $515 for less than 5 acres ( includes $15 Technology Fee)
  • 2 public hearings (1 by the Planning and Zoning Commission, 1 by the City Council) with City Council final approval

Subdivision Process

Preliminary Plan:
  • Establishes preliminary design of subdivision including lot layout, streets, utilities, drainage, phasing, etc.
  • 15 business day review cycle for first submittal, 10 business day for subsequent submittals
  • $30/lot, minimum $1000 (+$15 Technology Fee required)
  • Planning and Zoning Commission approval required
Final Plat/Replat/Minor Plat:
  • Establishes right of way, lot layout, easements, etc.
  • $15/lot, minimum $500 (+$15 Technology Fee required)
  • Replat requires additional $250 fee in addition to regular plat fee
  • Final Plat requires Planning and Zoning Commission approval
  • Replat requires a public hearing and Planning and Zoning Commission approval (concurrent)
  • Minor Plat (administratively approved) allowed if:
    • No more than 4 lots are proposed
    • All lots front onto a public street
    • Extension of utilities is not required
    • A TIA is not required
Construction Plan:
  • Engineered plans identifying the public utility extensions to the proposed site
  • 30 day review cycles
  • 3.5% cost of public improvements (+ $15 Technology Fee)
  • Administratively approved
Public Improvement Construction/Acceptance or Fiscal Security:
  • Once construction plans are approved, developer constructs public infrastructure and receives acceptance by the City for the improvements
  • Timing for construction depends on the developer
  • Posting fiscal security in an amount equal to 110% of the cost of the public improvements allows an applicant to move forward with a final plat recordation prior to construction and acceptance of public improvements

Site Development Process

  • Establishes proposed site layout, drainage, architectural elevations, landscaping, site lighting, etc.
  • Requires a zoned and platted lot
  • 15 business day review cycle for first submittal, 10 business day for subsequent submittals
  • $.06/sq. ft. impervious cover (+ $15 Technology Fee)
  • Administratively approved

Building Permit Process

  • Vertical construction of development
  • Requires a site development permit
  • 10-day review cycle
  • Fee-based on building type (plus technology fee)
  • Administratively approved

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