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Zoning is a land use tool afforded to cities to protect the health, safety and general welfare of the community.

Zoning is:

  • only allowed within the city limit.
  • is not applicable in the county or ETJ.
  • is implemented through districts which reflect the land use vision of the Comprehensive Plan.
  • defines permitted land uses, lot size and bulk standards, design characteristics and similar regulations.

The zoning districts and associated requirements are outlined in Subchapters 4 & 5 of the Unified Development Code.

Zoning Process

  • A pre-application meeting required with staff
  • Approximate 70-90 day process
  • Notice published in the local newspaper
  • Notification letters mailed to adjacent property owners within 500 feet
  • Signs placed on the property identifying the proposed request
  • Public hearings held by the Planning and Zoning Commission and City Council
  • An ordinance to be approved by City Council

Application Forms and Submittal Requirements

For questions, please contact the Planning Department at (512) 990-6300 or via email.

Specific Use Permit and Special Districts

The land use table in Subchapters 4 & 5 of the Unified Development Code identifies land uses that may be considered in a particular district through a Specific Use Permit (S) or Special District (SD). Both require site-specific information, conveyed through a site plan, which will be initially reviewed by staff and considered by the Planning and Zoning Commission and City Council. A Specific Use Permit and Special District request follows the zoning process as outlined above.

Planned Unit Development (PUD) District

The City of Pflugerville offers an alternative to a traditional zoning district, known as a Planned Unit Development (PUD). A PUD district requires a minimum of 20 acres and establishes a specific regulating plan and document for implementation. A PUD will follow the zoning process once both parties are generally comfortable with the project. To determine if a PUD is an appropriate district for your project, please contact us at (512) 990-6300 or Email us at planning@pflugervilletx.gov.

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