Unified Development Code (UDC)

HauptstrasseThe Unified Development Code (UDC) will combine various city ordinances relating to development into a single document.  The creation of the UDC for Boerne began in 2019.  It is the first major project undertaken to implement the Boerne Master Plan updated in 2018.

Project Timeline

The UDC was anticipated to be adopted in April 2020.  Due to COVID-19, the UDC adoption was delayed.  A new draft is now available for review and comment - see below.  The first phase of adoption is now proposed to be in December 2020 followed by the second phase which includes the overlay districts to be completed by March 2021. 

November 6, 2020 Draft UDC (PDF)

Questions or comments on the UDC draft email

Engineering Design Manual (EDM)

The Engineering Design Manual takes the “design” portion from the City’s existing Subdivision Ordinance and creates a stand-alone document to provide requirements for development in the City. Design considerations include but are not limited to streets, sidewalks, traffic analysis, drainage and detention, and utilities. The Engineering Design Manual is anticipated to be adopted with the proposed Unified Development Code in early 2021.

November 6, 2020 Draft EDM (PDF)

Questions or comments on the EDM draft email

Steering Committee

The UDC Steering Committee was appointed by City Council on March 12, 2019, to guide the development of the UDC.

Members

Ben Adam
Chesney Dunning
Ben Eldredge
Brian Fowler
Tim Handren
Ross Partlow
Travis Roberson
Guy Sanders

Public Hearing & Adoption Schedule 

November 2, 2020: Planning and Zoning Commission Public Hearing (UDC text)
November 10, 2020: City Council Public Hearing & 1st Reading (UDC text)
November 16, 2020: Planning and Zoning Commission Public Hearing (UDC text)
November 24, 2020: City Council Public Hearing & 2nd Reading (UDC text)
January 4, 2021: Planning and Zoning Commission Public Hearing (Zoning Map)
January 12, 2021: City Council Public Hearing & 1st Reading (Zoning Map)
January 26, 2021: City Council 2nd Reading (Zoning Map)
March 1, 2021: Planning and Zoning Commission Public Hearing (Overlay Districts)
March 9, 2021: City Council Public Hearing (Overlay Districts)
March 23, 2021: City Council 2nd Reading (Overlay Districts)
March 24, 2021: UDC full document goes into effect


Past Meetings

November 16, 2020: Planning & Zoning Commission Public Hearing (UDC text)

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November 2, 2020: Planning & Zoning Commission Public Hearing (UDC text)

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October 22, 2020: Planning and Zoning Commission Workshop

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October 13, 2020: City Council Workshop

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February 3, 2020: Special Called Meeting City Council and Planning & Zoning Commission

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October 30, 2019: Developers Forum

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September 16, 2019: Open House

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April 30, 2019: Open House

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