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House Bill 3167 of the 86th Session of the Texas Legislature, now residing in Texas Local Government Code Chapter 212, requires that a subdivision development plan, subdivision construction plan, site plan, land development application, Site Development Plan, preliminary plat, general plan, final plat, and replat be approved, approved with conditions, or disapproved by staff and/or Planning & Zoning Commission within 30 days of submission or it is deemed approved by inaction. Schedules of Uniform Submittal Dates have been adopted to ensure compliance.
To ensure the project is following the correct processes, please schedule a meeting to talk to Staff about the project:
All project submittals:
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Frequently Asked Questions
The City of Bastrop does not have minimum parking requirements for commercial property. Parking location is regulated, but the number of spaces is not.
The City of Bastrop does not have use charts. The Bastrop Building Block (B³) Code regulates primarily by block design, site layout, and building form. Please see the Place Type descriptions in Chapter 3 for general categories allowed in each Place Type.
ETJ stands for extra-territorial jurisdiction. Cities are authorized by the State of Texas to regulate subdivision and drainage in the ETJ.
The Houston Toad is an endangered species. It is protected by the Lost Pines Habitat Conservation Plan, which is administered by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and Bastrop County. All development in the Plan's area must receive authorization from USFWS or Bastrop County. More information may be found on Bastrop County's Habitat Conservation website.
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Zoning Concept Schemes and
Neighborhood Regulating Plans
This page covers how to change zoning designations and requirements for Neighborhood Regulating Plans.
Character Districts are areas within the city limits that specify which development style is allowed in that area. Development styles include:
The Character District will inform the layout of a zoning concept scheme or neighborhood regulating plan.
Step 1: Due Diligence and Research
Step 2: Pre-Development Meeting
Step 3: Submit Application
What is it and when is it required?
This page covers the subdivision process, from small amending plats and one-lot subdivisions to large subdivisions with new roads and utilities.
There are three submittals leading to approval of a preliminary plat:
A Pre-Development Meeting is required in order to start the Preliminary Processes. The layout will need to be compliant with any approved Zoning Concept Schemes or Neighborhood Regulating Plans for the neighborhood, as well as the Bastrop Building Block (B³) Codes.
What is it?
Who approves it?
Is this subject to the Schedule of Uniform Submittal Dates?
When is it required?
Key items to have prior to submittal:
Public improvement plans, also known as public improvement construction plans, are broken into three component submittals:
Construction and Acceptance Process:
Final plats will be recorded with the Bastrop County Clerk's Office.
A recorded plat or a valid platting exemption is required prior to obtaining a site development plan or building permit with the City (for property inside the city limits) or a development permit with the County (for property in the ETJ).
When is it applicable?
There are several ways to qualify for a Platting Exemption. Please see the Platting Exemption Information sheet for ways to qualify.
Site Development Plans
This page covers the Site Development Plan process.
What needs to be done before it is submitted (prerequisites)?
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