Unified Development Code

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What is the Unified Development Code?

The Unified Development Code (UDC) is the regulating document for development in Pflugerville. It contains zoning, site design and subdivision regulations necessary for implementing the vision of the community as reflected in the comprehensive plan. Refer to the link provided for the Unified Development Code online version.

The UDC is located within the Code of Ordinances under Title XV Land Usage and Chapter 157. It is applicable to all properties within the city limits; however, only the subdivision requirements are applicable to development in the ETJ.

Adopted Code Amendments

In 2018, the City adopted amendments to the Unified Development Code by updating administration, lighting, tree preservation, and nonconformity code provisions. On September 10, 2019, City Council adopted the following code amendments to the Unified Development Code.

Subchapter 2. Administration Amendments: Adopted Ordinance

  • Revised references relating to the role and responsibility of the Parks and Recreation Commission consistent with such Commission’s establishment pursuant to Chapter 95 of the Code of Ordinances.

Subchapter 14. Parkland Standards Amendments: Adopted Ordinance

  • Established a minimum persons per unit to 1.75 persons per unit for higher density projects in determining the parkland dedication requirement and the Park Development Fee requirement.
  • Clarified credit for private park area and amenities.

Proposed Code Amendments

The City of Pflugerville is currently requesting public feedback regarding proposed code amendments. Please see below for further information. Comments and/or questions may be sent to the Planning Department at planning@pflugervilletx.gov.

UDC, Subchapter 4 Zoning Districts and Use Regulations

Section 4.6.4 Home Occupations and Section 4.6.5 Outdoor Display and Storage: Draft Ordinance

Section 4.6.4 Home Occupations summary of amendments:

  • Establishes conditions and limitations related to the parking of commercial vehicles associated with home occupations on residential lots.
  • Establishes conditions and limitations for the storage of equipment and materials associated with home occupations on residential lots.
  • Adds a provision related to a bed and breakfast requiring a certificate of occupancy as a clarification.
  • Modifies the list of prohibited home occupations to exclude additional land uses that are generally incompatible with residential uses. The additional land uses are defined in Subchapter 20 of the Unified Development Code.

Section 4.6.5 Outdoor Display and Storage summary of amendments:

  • Modifies the number of moving vehicles allowed to be displayed along the public right-of-way from eight (8) vehicles to four (4) vehicles.
  • Adds a provision related to the display and screening of bulk landscape nursery products.
  • Adds a maximum of 100 S.F. of outdoor storage in the Office (O), Retail (R), General Business-1 (GB-1), General Business-2 (GB-2), and the Campus (CI) zoning districts, with some exceptions related mini-storage facilities and fleet vehicle storage.
  • Adds a provision related to the screening of outdoor storage of vehicles at mini-storage facilities.

Section 4.7 Temporary Uses, Structures, and Permits summary of amendments: Draft Ordinance

  • Reorganizes certain sections for ease of use.
  • Adds general provisions.
  • Clarifies when temporary use permits are required.
  • Modifies the tents and canopy section to include fire safety provisions.
  • Relocates temporary portable storage unit provisions from Ch. 98 to this section.
  • Relocates mobile food vendor provisions from section 4.9 to this section; allows for mobile food vendors to operate without a temporary use permit provided it meets all criteria.
  • Adds a section related to on-site events.
  • Adds a section related to other temporary uses and structures not specifically identified which may be authorized by a temporary use permit.
  • Adds a section for temporary use permit application and review process.


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